How do you like your coffee? In general, I like mine really rich, but there are times when my mood calls for something lighter and more refreshing. However, habits are hard to break, and I find myself looking for rich coffee more often than not. I just found a recipe for Viennese coffee and I think I shall try it out.
Viennese coffee is known for being very rich, mixed with cream and chocolate. Maybe something like an extreme cafÃ© mocha? Here is the recipe that I want to try out:
1 cup whipping cream, divided
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
1 bar (3 ounces) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
3 cups strong freshly brewed hot coffee
Â¼ cup crÃ¨me de cacao or Irish cream (optional)
1. Chill bowl, beaters and cream before whipping. Place 2/3 cup cream and sugar into chilled bowl. Beat with electric mixer at high speed until soft peaks form.
2. Cover and refrigerate up to 8 hours. If mixture has separated slightly after refrigeration, whisk lightly with wire whisk before using.
3. To make chocolate shavings for garnish, place waxed paper under chocolate. Holding chocolate in one hand, make short, quick strokes across chocolate with vegetable peeler; set aside. Break remaining chocolate into pieces.
4. Place remaining 1/3 cup cream in heavy small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Add chocolate pieces; cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes or until chocolate is melted; stir until smooth.
5. Add hot coffee to chocolate mixture. Heat over low heat just until bubbles form around edge of pan and coffee is heated through, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in crÃ¨me de cacao, if desired.
6. Pour into 4 warmed mugs. Top with whipped cream. Garnish with chocolate shavings.
Another recipe that I saw included an egg, but I donâ€™t think I like the idea. Anyhow, why donâ€™t you try it out for yourself?