December 23, 2008

Baileys Coffee Cream Crunch – Dessert of the Week

By Andrew In Recipes

Not really one that enjoys coffee flavours in a dessert; but perhaps the old tastebuds are a changing as these little creamy coffee pots are rather nice. You could also call them sublime, especially when partnered with homemade shortbread.

The dish uses the new Baileys with a Hint of Coffee for a mans-sized hit of coffee but the original (or I’m sure any of the other alternatives) could be substituted.

Baileys Coffee Cream Crunch

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Baileys Coffee Cream Crunch

A delicious Coffee-drenched dessert


    For the Coffee Creams
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 260ml milk
  • 260ml double cream
  • 5 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 100mls Baileys with a hint of Coffee
  • For the shortbread
  • 225g chilled unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
  • 225g plain flour
  • 100g cornflour
  • 75g caster sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


    For the Coffee Creams
  1. Pre heat the oven to 150?c. Have 6 ramekins (moulds) in a roasting tin ready.
  2. Whisk the egg yolks and half the sugar in a bowl. Put the milk and cream into a thick based pan
  3. with the remaining sugar and coffee.
  4. Gently bring to the boil. As soon as it reaches the boil, remove from the heat, stir in the Baileys and strain straight away, pour over the eggs and sugar. Strain.
  5. Pour into the ramekins fill the tray with hot water so that it comes up to half way up the side of the moulds, and bake for 25-30 minutes. They should just set with a slight wobble.
  6. Then allow to cool for a least 6 hours in the fridge.
  7. For the Shortbread
  8. Dice the butter and put it into a mixing bowl to soften. Sift the flours on top with the caster sugar, a pinch of salt and the vanilla extract.Rub together gently and form into a ball. The mixture needs no liquid.
  9. Lightly flour the work surface and then roll out the shortbread mixture. You will need 6 x 3-inch discs but there is enough mixture for 8.
  10. Cut out the discs and then prick the surface all over with a fork. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C and bake the shortbread for 20 minutes, or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Leave until completely cooled before removing.

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  1. jules December 23, 2008

    I made this yesterday and have to agree with you, it’s divine.

  2. Andrew December 24, 2008

    Agreed Jules, they are rather special.
    I should point out that they actually come out smooth on the top but I picked a couple that went ‘bubbly’ to add interest and texture to the photo.
    Jules post detailing the same recipe is at

  3. catering equipment January 20, 2009

    That looks amazing will def be trying!

  4. Jeanne January 21, 2009

    Mmmm, I love Baileys and I love coffee. Sold! I tried the Baileys with a hint of mint the other day & I think I’m in love…

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