Space Girl Organics Now Delivering Organic Coffee! Tiramisu Recipe!
Space Girl Organics is now offering Organic Coffee as an add-on to your produce box!!!!
The coffee is from Sweetwater Organic Coffee Roasters and comes in 2 blends; Whole Bean Midnight Oil Blend and Carpe Diem. This coffee is fair trade, organic, shade grown and fresh roasted daily in Gainesville, Florida! Sweetwater is a sustainable coffee roaster committed to fair, direct, and transparent trading relationships with small-scale coffee farmers. They roast all of their coffee to-order in micro-batches.
Midnight Oil is a rich, smoky, dark and bold blend of smooth caramel-chocolaty Indonesian and sweet, fruity Ethiopian beans presented in a French Roast.
Carpe Diem is a smooth, eye-opening blend of chocolaty, caramel-fruity Indonesian and sweet creamy Bolivian beans.
Interested in trying the coffee? Login to your account at Space Girl Organics and click shop.
I recently got a chance to try a bag of the Sweetwater organic coffee. I am a bold coffee fan, so I ordered the Midnight Oil as an add on to my produce box. Having premium organic coffee delivered to my door with no shipping fee made me so happy and I felt good knowing I was about to enjoy an organic sustainable product from a Florida business. The coffee comes whole bean. Whole bean coffee is generally thought of as preferable to pre-ground coffee for taste, freshness and flavor. Also, you can see exactly what is in whole bean coffee, i.e. nothing will be ground up in it that you wouldn’t want to drink.
The coffee was very enjoyable. It was exactly what I look for in a strong cup of joe; bold but not acidy. I gave some of the coffee to Chris; one of our other guest bloggers for his opinion. Chris is a “coffee connoisseur.” He fresh grinds his beans every morning for his cup of java. Chris said he loved the coffee and would definitely put it on his “to buy” list.
After enjoying my Sweetwater organic coffee, I had a bit leftover. I used it to make tiramisu! Tiramisu is a decadent and impressive Italian dessert made of ladyfinger cookies soaked in coffee and layered with homemade pudding, whipped cream and mascarpone cream cheese.
It may sound complicated, but making tiramisu is easier than most people think. I usually make this in a 7×11 dish, but I only wanted to make a small amount of dessert, so I made 2 round dishes of it. One for now and I froze the other tiramisu for later. Yes, you can freeze homemade tiramisu! If you are using it from frozen; once it is thawed enough to slice or scoop it is time to serve it.
6 egg yolks
3/4 cup organic white sugar
2/3 cup milk
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound mascarpone cheese
3/4 cup strong brewed coffee at room temperature (I used the Sweetwater Midnight Oil delivered by Space Girl Organics).
6 oz. of ladyfinger cookies
Unsweetened cocoa powder
(1) In a medium saucepan, make a pudding by mixing together the egg yolks, milk and sugar until well blended. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until it boils. Boil gently for 1 minute, remove from heat and allow to cool. Cover tightly and refrigerate until cold.
(2) After the pudding has been refrigerated until cold, add in it a bowl to the mascarpone cheese. Stir until smooth.
(3) Using an electric mixer, whip the cream and vanilla into whipped cream.
(4) Place the ladyfingers in a bowl and drizzle with the coffee.*
(5) Arrange half of soaked ladyfingers in bottom of a 7×11 dish. Spread half of mascarpone/pudding mixture over the ladyfingers, then half of the whipped cream over that. Sprinkle generously with unsweetened cocoa powder. Repeat layers and sprinkle with cocoa. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 6 hours, until set.
*If making this for adults, you can replace 1/4 cup of the coffee with dark rum.
Written by food blogger Christine Fontanin