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Mar 4, 2009 02:03 PM

Mocha is a basic food group

Ok, maybe mocha isn't. But I crave mocha. Mr. Shallots won't even eat the cake that has been touched by mocha frosting.
I am looking for a decadent mocha flavored anything that can be made in small quantities for me.
( I realize that this craving could be met by the Godiva mocha truffles, but economics dictate that that's not going to happen.)

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  1. The idea of maple with mocha may sound odd, but it is very good.

    MAPLE MOCHA PUDDING (from The Maple Syrup Cookbook by Ken Haedrich)
    3 T cornstarch
    1 T instant coffee or espresso (powder form)
    1 t cocoa powder
    pinch salt
    3 egg yolks
    3 cups milk
    1/2 c maple syrup (preferably grade B)
    1 T butter, cut in little pieces
    1 t vanilla extract
    Whisk first 4 ingredients in large, thick-bottomed pot. Slightly whisk egg in different bowl, then whisk in milk and maple. Gently whisk the liquid into the dry, beginning to heat on mediium-high. Bring slowly to boil, stirring gently throughout and scraping sides. When it starts boiling, continue stirring for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Ladle into 4-5 serving dishes. If you don't want a skin atop the puddings, top each with plastic wrap or a piece of wax paper cut to size. Let cool to room temp before chilling. Serve plain or with flavored whipped cream.

      1. Mocha Pot de Creme!!! Similar to greyg's pudding, but made in a water bath. No cornstarch; just cream or 1/2 & 1/2. Try googling a pot de creme recipe and just add liquid or powdered espresso. adam