Sunday, November 13, 2016

Coffee Gelee - Secret Recipe Club - The Finale

It's the second Monday of the month and that brings us Secret Recipe Club.  I'm not a fan of Monday's!  Normally,  Secret Recipe Club Monday's are the exception.  This Monday, however, I'm sad!  It's Group B's final posting.  I've been a member of Secret Recipe Club almost since the beginning, most of the time as a member of Group B.  A big thanks goes to all of the leaders and hostesses of this fun group, without them, we wouldn't have been posting as long as we have.

Not sure exactly how long I had been a member of SRC, I searched my blog and found my first post was in June of 2011.   In reading my first post, I was reminded of the "friends" I've made over the years, how much fun it has been. Reading my first post was bittersweet, my first reveal featured Daniel of the Haggis and the Herring.  Daniel was one of the SRC members who passed away, far too soon, in September of 2012.  Thanks to all the bloggers who have had my blog over the years and to everyone's blog I had the pleasure of featuring, it's been a great ride!!   Sniff, Sniff!!

Now it's time to find the happiness in this final post.  When I read who I had been assigned for my final reveal, I was THRILLED to see it was Terri of Our Good Life.  I've been following Terri since before she became a member of SRC.  Actually I think I found her by following her daughter Ashley.  When I first started following Terri, I felt an instant sisterhood.  Terri lived at the time in Jefferson City, Missouri and is a big University of Missouri fan.  (My son graduated from there and despite how hard it is to be a fan, right now, we're football fans too!).  Terri and her husband, retired and moved to St. Charles, Missouri in 2013.  If you read her blog, you'll get a glimpse into their beautiful home and life in St. Charles.  She also shares with her readers, her travels, great recipes and family events.  If you haven't visited Terri's blog, you're missing out, stop by soon to say hello!!

I was looking for something different, perhaps something I'd never made before for the final SRC reveal.  I found the perfect choice,  Terri's Coffee Gelee.  Unlike Terri, I love coffee, so I couldn't wait to give this interesting dessert a try.   I used a chocolate/coconut flavored coffee and tossed in a teaspoon of espresso powder for a little extra zip.  I also added about a teaspoon of vanilla because vanilla makes everything taste better!

What a fun a versatile dessert this is, perfect light dessert at the end of a heavy meal or how about to serve at a luncheon or shower?  The flavor possibilities are endless, not to mention different flavored whipping cream!  Thanks Terri for a great recipe and blogger friendship!

 Coffee Gelee
 Ingredients (4 servings)
  • 2 c brewed coffee, strong is better
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1/2 c sugar, white or brown (I used brown)
  • 1 pkg unflavored gelatin
  • whipped cream for topping
  • mint for garnish
In a sauce pan, stir the water and sugar together and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute and set aside.
In a small bowl, soften gelatin by adding 4 T cold water and stirring. Set aside.
Add the coffee to the sugar water. Stir until incorporated. Add the softened gelatin and stir until gelatin has melted.
Pour into serving dishes, about 1/2 c of liquid per container.
Let sit 8 hours or until gelatin has firmed up.
Top with whipped cream, sprinkled with instant coffee granules.