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I have created two blogs to share my passion of food and fashion with you. The idea is not to give you accurate recipes or tell you what to wear but to share my day to day cooking and shopping experiences with you. I hope you will get new ideas from my blog and that you will share your experiences with me. I have always been creative with everything in my life be it food, clothes or career. I like trying new things,and I am always up for trying things once in my life.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Affogato - A coffee-based dessert/breverage

I do like my sweets. And Affogato is one of the most easiest things one can make with very few ingredients and in a very short time!

it is a coffee-based beverage. It usually takes the form of a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso. Some variations also include a shot of Amaretto or other liqueur. Mine is inspired by Jamie Oliver and includes Scottish Short breads and cherries!

Ingredients :
4-5 Crushed Short Breads in chunks
Half a small jug of instant hot coffee with 3 tsp of sugar
Grated dark Chocolate
Good quality Vanilla ice creme
Canned cherries

AFFOGATO: Crumble the shortbread biscuits into the bottom of 4 espresso cups. Drain the cherries and divide them between the cups.
Bash the bar of chocolate up and add a few chunks to each cup. Add two scoops of Vanilla Ice Creme and top it off with the hot instant coffee and serve immediately!

I must say if I do have a bottle of Baileys or Irish Creme lying about, i never miss the chance to add a generous slurp to my glass or mug - it make it that one bit special - very special indeed :-)

Chocolate, cherries and vanilla - Match made in heaven - give it a try you will love it !