Coffee Jelly
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This is a very simple dessert to make. The coffee is all important. I used the Lavazza blend created to celebrate its 120 years. It is full bodied and rich. The vegetarian gelling powder10 is amazing, it sets at room temperature. The instructions on your packet may differ depending on the type of gelatin you are using. Typically one sachet sets 1 pint (570 ml). Be inventive with how you serve the jelly - try cubes, or put it into glases or espresso cups
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Japanese
Serves: 6
  • 1 pack of vegetarian gelling powder (Vege-gel)
  • 200 ml cold water
  • 370 ml coffee
  • 100 gr sugar (or more to taste)
  1. Put the kettle on to boil. You have to work quickly if you are using vegetarian gelling powder
  2. Dissolve the gelatin by sprinkling the granules onto 200 ml cold water.
  3. Stir until completely dissolved.
  4. Make your coffee in a cafetiere (French press) by adding two heaped tablespoons of coffee and topping up with 370 ml boiling water.
  5. Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Check for taste. It does need to be sweet.
  6. Add dissolved gelling powder.
  7. Allow to cool slightly before putting in either your serving dish (cup, glass etc) or in a tray - ideally the jelly should be 1 cm thick if you wish to cut it later.
  8. The gell will set at room temperature. It is easy to cut into square for serving.
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