desserts: Latest Entry

Ethiopian affogato

ethiopia, italy
| | Comments (0)

On trips to Ethiopia one of my favourite things by far has been Ethiopian coffee, made in homes and cafes from freshly roasted and ground beans and served quite strong in small cups with sugar, and if you're lucky, a sprig of rue.  Sometimes spices such as clove, cinnamon and cardamom are thrown in with the roasting beans for a delicately spiced version. 

smbunalalibela0001.jpgEspresso drinks are also very popular in cities, especially macchiato (with incredible 'macchiato art' of which any London barista would be envious).  Italian influence in some areas of Ethiopia is also visible in the food and architecture.  

smmacchiatolalibela0001.jpgI put all these things together to come up with this recipe for an Ethiopian themed Secret Kitchen dinner.  Remember to freeze the bowl of your ice cream maker in advance if you have that sort!

desserts: All Entries

Dec 02, 2013: Quince and apple strudel
Dec 19, 2012: Chocolate salami
Dec 19, 2012: Brioche pudding
Nov 03, 2012: Chocolate espresso pots
Jul 10, 2012: The World's Best
May 15, 2012: Rhubarb and yoghurt cake
Feb 28, 2012: Turkish poached apricots with clotted cream
Feb 01, 2012: Lemon panna cotta
Jan 31, 2012: Baklava
Jul 06, 2011: Clafoutis
Jul 06, 2011: Gooseberry curd
Jun 03, 2011: Elderflower fritters
Feb 02, 2011: Pears poached in dessert wine
Oct 12, 2010: Prune and Armagnac ice cream
Aug 11, 2010: Vanilla panna cotta
Mar 31, 2010: Lemon curd tart
Mar 30, 2010: Pistachio stuffed dates
Oct 09, 2009: Ayva tatlısı
Apr 11, 2009: Moroccan citrus salad
Feb 23, 2009: Kabak tatlısı (candied butternut squash)
May 08, 2008: Kalbura bastı (aka Hedgehogs)
Feb 07, 2008: Sticky toffee pudding
Feb 05, 2008: Rhubarb and custard
Dec 05, 2007: Christmas special part 3 - Christmas pudding
Nov 02, 2007: Manhattan babas
Oct 21, 2007: Roasted figs
Mar 23, 2007: Tarte Tatin
Dec 15, 2006: Classic crème caramel
Nov 03, 2006: Wild flower honey ice cream
Oct 27, 2006: Carlo's Florentine apple cake
Oct 06, 2006: Amarone-poached figs with ricotta


Culinary Anthropologist