• Ingredients: 42
  • Serves: 4

Spiced rum coffee with cloves, four 2-inch strips of orange rind, removed with a vegetable peeler, sugar, or to taste, dark rum, freshly brewed strong coffee, lightly sweetened whipped cream to taste, garnish: freshly grated nutmeg.

Ingredients

  • 8 cloves
  • Four 2-inch strips of orange rind, removed with a vegetable peeler
  • 2 tbsps. sugar, or to taste
  • 3/4 cup dark rum
  • 3 cups freshly brewed strong coffee
  • Lightly sweetened whipped cream to taste
  • Garnish: freshly grated nutmeg

Ladyfinger Rounds

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. finely ground coffee
  • 3 extra-large eggs, separated, room temperature
  • 5 tbsps. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar

Filling

  • 3 tbsps. framboise eau-de-vie
  • 1 tbsp. instant espresso powder or instant coffee granules
  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese , room temperature
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 6-ounce basket raspberries or 1 1/2 cups frozen unsweetened, thawed, drained
  • 3/4 cup freshly brewed strong coffee , room temperature
  • 3 tbsps. sugar
  • Additional powdered sugar
  • Fresh mint

Raspberry Sauce

  • Makes about 1 1/4 cups
  • 1 10-ounce package frozen raspberries in syrup, thawed
  • 2 tbsps. framboise eau-de-vie

For assembly

  • large pastry bag
  • 1/2-inch plain tip
  • 1/4-inch plain tip
  • Note: a cake decorating turntable is helpful for assembling a croquembouche

For mango ravioli

To cook fish and assemble dish

  • Special equipment: a deep-fat thermometer

Espresso chocolate chunk:

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tsp. espresso powder

Very berry:

Peppermint fudge:

  • 3 tbsps. fudge sauce
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies

Directions

  1. Step 1 In each of four 8-ounce mugs combine 2 of the cloves, 1 strip of the rind, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the sugar, and 3 tablespoons (1 jigger) of the rum and let the mixture stand for 5 minutes.

    For this step you will need

  2. Step 2 Divide the coffee, heated if necessary, among the mugs and stir the drinks until the sugar is dissolved.

    For this step you will need

Nutrition information

Calories 127 Carbohydrates 7 g (2%)
Fat 0 g (0%) Protein 0 g (1%)
Saturated Fat 0 g (0%) Sodium 5 mg (0%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g Fiber 0 g (1%)
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g Cholesterol 0