Valentine's Day 2021: Quick and easy dessert recipes for coffee aficionados
Valentine's Day 2021: Quick and easy dessert recipes for coffee aficionados

Valentine's day is around the corner and no matter what activities you have planned, there's always room for some dessert.

To honor the day devoted to those we love the most in the world, attached are some delectable coffee based recipes from Lavazza India's Head Trainer, Abdul Sahid Khan, that you must try for your Valentine this year:

Coffee Tartlet

Valentine's Day 2021: Quick and easy dessert recipes for coffee aficionados

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE SHORTCRUST PASTRY

300 g flour type 00

100 g sugar

100 g olive oil

1 egg

40 g egg yolks

6 g yeast

Vanilla extract

Salt

Zest from half a lemon

FOR THE CREAM

200 ml water

300 ml extracted coffee

2 eggs

1 egg yolk

50 g sugar

40 g cornflour

75 g chocolate

FOR THE MERINGUE

60 g egg whites

120 g sugar

METHOD

FOR THE SHORTCRUST PASTRY

Put the eggs and the egg yolks in a tall, narrow bowl, drizzle in the oil and mix everything with a hand blender.

Place the mixture in a food mixer and add the flour and sugar first, then the lemon zest and vanilla extract. Knead the ingredients until you obtain a smooth pastry and let the dough rest in the fridge for about an hour.

Butter the moulds and spread the pastry, using about 30/50 g of dough per serving. Put in a conventional oven at 180°C for 10/12 minutes and once the tartlets are baked, let them cool.

FOR THE CREAM

Prepare the coffee and break up the chocolate. Then take a bowl and whisk the eggs, the egg yolks and the sugar, then add the cornflour.

In a large saucepan, put the water on the hob and bring to a boil, then pour the mixture of the eggs into the water and cook for about 2 minutes in order to obtain a dense dough.

Add the previously prepared coffee, turn off the hob and add the broken chocolate. Mix with a whisk or a hand blender until the chocolate melts completely and at that point, let it cool.

FOR THE MERINGUE

Put 60 g of egg whites and 120 g of sugar in a bowl and whisk until the mixture becomes dense and fluffy. You'll know it is ready when the mixture stays well attached to the bottom of the bowl when you turn it upside down.

FOR THE FILLING

Once the cream has cooled, add about 50 g of meringue to every 150 g of cream and stir until you get a homogeneous mixture.

PRESENTATION

Sprinkle the pastry with icing sugar, fill it with the cream and decorate with the berries.

Lemon and Coffee Cake

Valentine's Day 2021: Quick and easy dessert recipes for coffee aficionados

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE DOUGH

250 g sieved flour

125 g softened butter

1 litre water

FOR THE CUSTARD

50 g of Qualità Oro coffee beans

8 egg yolks

100 g sugar

50 g cornflour

1 litre of milk

FOR THE LEMON TOPPING

4 fresh yellow lemons 150 g sugar 4 egg yolks 50 g butter 1 vanilla pod

FOR THE PRESENTATION

1 green-leaved lemon verbena

METHOD

FOR THE DOUGH

Start by mixing the flour and the softened butter by hand. Add the water a little at a time until you obtain a smooth mixture. Create a ball with the dough and then lay it on the worktop. Transfer it into a round mould of about 30 cm in diameter or in tartlet moulds. Cook at 180°C for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown.

FOR THE CUSTARD

Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar in a bowl for 4 minutes until pale. Add the cornflour. Place the Qualità Oro coffee beans in a colander, submerge in a pan with milk and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the beans, pour the hot milk on the mixture and stir. Boil the whole mixture again for 3-4 minutes, stirring and paying attention that the liquid does not spill over.

FOR THE LEMON TOPPING

Blend the lemons, cut into pieces (including the rind and the juice), with the sugar, butter, the egg yolks and the vanilla pod until it reaches a smooth consistency. Cook the mixture in a pan for 10 minutes to remove the bitter taste. After cooking, filter the custard with a Chinois. Add the butter to sweeten it all. Cool and leave to rest in the refrigerator.

PRESENTATION

Evenly stuff the base of the cake with the coffee custard and finish with the lemon topping. Garnish with lime zest and add some verbena leaves.

Coffee Cheesecake with Honey Jelly

Valentine's Day 2021: Quick and easy dessert recipes for coffee aficionados

INGREDIENTS

100 ml coffee

250 g mascarpone

250 g cream cheese

100 g icing sugar

15 g gelatine

250 g dry biscuits

40 g sugar

150 g butter

5 g coffee powder

200 g Acacia honey

100 ml water

PREPARATION

THE CAKE BOTTOM

Crumble the biscuits into a bowl and combine the sugar and coffee powder with the biscuits.

Melt the butter completely.

Pour the melted butter over the mixture and mix until a uniform mixture is obtained.

THE CREAM

In a bowl, mix the mascarpone, the cream cheese and the icing sugar.

Soften the gelatin sheets in cold water and melt the gelatine in the hot coffee.

Add the coffee to the cream and mix until a smooth and uniform mixture is obtained.

PRESENTATION

Place a layer of biscuit dough about half a centimetre thick on the bottom of a single-portion mould and let it cool in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Pour the coffee cream on the biscuit base, up to about a centimetre from the edge.

Let it cool in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Pour a layer of gelatine half a centimetre thick over the cake and leave it in the fridge for 6 hours.

Assemble it in the serving dish and decorate with blended honey jelly and coffee powder.

Bavarian Coffee Cake

Valentine's Day 2021: Quick and easy dessert recipes for coffee aficionados

INGREDIENTS

100 g espresso coffee

4 egg yolks

150 g whole milk

175 g sugar

300 g cream

25 ml borghetti coffee liqueur

5 g gelatine

METHOD

Put the gelatine in cold water to soak.

Mix the sugar with the egg yolks.

Bring the milk to the boil.

Pour the mixture into the milk, stir continuously with a whisk and cook until it reaches a velvety, creamy density. Do not boil.

Squeeze out the gelatine and add to the hot mixture, stir.

Add the coffee and liqueur at this point.

Let the mixture cool down, but don’t allow it to solidify.

Whip the cream and add it to the cold mixture, folding it in from the bottom up.

Fill 6 one-portion moulds or a large mould and place in the fridge for 6 hours.

PRESENTATION

Dip the base of the mould into boiling water then turn the Bavarian cake out of the mould, onto a plate.

Decorate with cream, chopped dried fruit, etc.

We recommend using espresso coffee for this recipe.

Dessert Glass with Chocolate Mousse

Valentine's Day 2021: Quick and easy dessert recipes for coffee aficionados

INGREDIENTS

4 Selezioni Espresso Divino espressos

1 Selezioni Espresso Divino capsule

250 g 70% cocoa dark chocolate

10 cl whipping cream

2 pears

200 g mascarpone

4 large eggs

50 g sugar

Leaves from seasonal herbs

Salt

METHOD

FOR THE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

Melt the chocolate in a large bowl in a bain-marie with boiling water. Once dissolved, add the whipping cream and stir. Break the eggs and separate the egg whites from the yolks. In a bowl, whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks. Pour the egg yolks into the chocolate, keeping the mixture fluffy and smooth, without lumps. Start by gently folding in 1/3 of the stiff egg whites, followed by the remaining 2/3.

Transfer the mixture into a piping bag (if you do not have one, use a freezer bag) and then fill the glasses with the mousse (about 2/3 of the glass). Place it in the refrigerator for at least 1 1/2 hours.

FOR THE COFFEE CREAM

Take a mixing bowl and stir the sugar into the mascarpone. Add 2 previously cooled Lavazza A Modo Mio espressos and mix. Sprinkle with a few pinches of ground coffee from the Espresso Divino Selection.

Transfer the mixture into a piping bag and squeeze it into the cups to a depth of about 1 cm above the chocolate mousse. Leave in the refrigerator.

Peel the pears and cut them into 8 slices. Pour the remaining 2 espressos into a hot pan and cook with the pears for about 3 minutes per side. Sprinkle with a little sugar and a pinch of salt and then allow them to cool. Depending on the season, replace the pears with citrus or red fruits.

PRESENTATION

Remove the dessert glasses from the refrigerator and add the pears. To add extra flavour to the chocolate and coffee mousse, decorate with some seasonal herb leaves.

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