Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
W/ea pg I have turned, I have fallen more in love w/the *Microwave* cookbook of the Australian Womens Weekly cookbook series & its easy-fix ideas. Here's another I hope you will try & enjoy. :-)
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
- 1 tablespoon Tia Maria
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 10 ounces heavy cream
- Using a wide-mouth jar & your stick-blender, blend cocoa & coffee powders w/Tia Maria. Then beat in sugar, eggs & cream.
- Pour mixture evenly into 4 ramekins, cook on MED-LOW for 5-8 min or till just set (the mixture should still be shaky) & refrigerate till cold b4 serving.
This did not work for me, but that's probably my fault as I modified the recipe quite a bit - I really wanted the Tia Maria to be the star in this recipe, so subbed about half the cream for the liqueur and the other half with skim milk. Also reduced the instant coffee. Whipped everything together in my Magic Bullet. I had to increase cooking time significantly - cooked 5 minutes at power 4, then another 10 at power 3 (I have a 1000 watt microwave) and ended up with a mousse floating over the Tia Maria. Tasted nice though. I STRONGLY recommend using a large cup and watching carefully while cooking because it will rise a lot (think hot milk), one of mine overflowed.
This is very rich and the flavor is good, but it took much longer to cook in my microwave, about 14 minutes total. The texture was a little odd. Probably because of how long it microwaved. I would not make this in my microwave again, but mine is very old so maybe it doesn't have the power of a newer one. The taste itself was really good, so I might try baking in a regular oven or try it in a different microwave.
If you love the taste of coffee this is for you, quick and easy. I used kahlua instead of tia maria. This tastes like a mousse/pudding. I had a problem with step number one. Next time I am just going to add everything together and then use the stick blender. Mine took about 8 minutes on medium low to get to the set point. I then let them sit in the fridge for at least two hours. Thanks twissis for an awesome quick treat one that I will be making alot.