A few weeks ago I posted this to my Facebook timeline:
I didn’t really know what was going to happen, but I knew it was going to be a lot of fun! Last year, I shared with you my recipe for Bootleg Baileys – Here is a variation on that recipe – and a novel serving suggestion:
What you will need:
A Whisk (or food mixer would be better)
Mixing bowl (heatproof)
Disposable plastic cups
For the Baileys –
2 teaspoons instant coffee
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
1 tin sweet condensed milk
A few drops of vanilla essence
400 ml double or whipping cream
1 – 2 wine glasses Irish whisky
For the chocolate cups –
1 bar of cooking chocolate (250 gm)
Break the cooking chocolate into chunks and place in the mixing bowl.
Place the bowl over a pan of barely simmering water (a bain marie) and allow the chocolate to melt, stirring occasionally. (Alternatively melt the chocolate in a microwave oven, follow the instructions on the bar of chocolate).
Using a spoon, coat the inside of the plastic cups with the melted chocolate – make sure that it is well covered.
Put to one side to allow the chocolate to set – If you have room in the fridge, put them in there.
Whilst the chocolate cups are setting – make the Baileys mixture.
Put the coffee powder, cocoa and vanilla essence into the mixing bowl and mix until the powder has dissolved.
Add the whipping cream and mix until firm.
Add the condensed milk and whisky.
(beat the hell out of it) until the mixture is thick and creamy.
Transfer the mixture to a jug (or bottle) and refrigerate.
When the chocolate has set, carefully remove the plastic cup – I make four cuts in the top of the cup and ‘peel’ it away from the chocolate.
Pour some of the Baileys mixture into each cup.
I used slightly less cream in this recipe to make the Baileys mixture a little thicker – making it more of a dessert than a drink. Please feel free to
play with adapt this recipe to suit your own tastes.
“So, What happens with the balloons?” I hear you ask – I’ll tell you about them in my next post……
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