[Sca-cooks] Caffeine : people/ADD and ADHD

otsisto otsisto at socket.net
Mon Aug 7 18:04:09 PDT 2006

I get my caffeine in the form of chocolate. :) I knew that in the average
person that an over consumption of caffeine worked in reverse but I never
connected it to why I felt sleepy after having tea or lots of chocolate
(sorry, hate the taste of coffee)
Speaking of chocolate, someone gave me this recipe. and I was wondering if
someone has made this and how easy is it to make? It looks simple enough.

Marquise au Chocolat
6 oz. semisweet chocolate chopped
4 tbsp butter, softened
4 lg eggs, separated
2 tbsp rum, brandy or liquor (opt)
dash of cream of tartar

2 1/2 cps cream or whole milk
9 egg yolks
1/4 cp baker's sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract (or one vanilla bean)
1 tbsp instant coffee powder, dissolved in 2 tbsp hot water.

Line a loaf pan with plastic wrap, making it smooth.

Melt chocolate by placing in a bowl and setting it over hot water or
microwave it. Once melted, add butter. Add one at a time the egg yolks. Add
the rum, brandy or liquor at this time if using.
In a separate bowl, beat slowly the egg whites till frothy. Add cream of
tartar, beat egg whites till soft peaks form. Stir into the chocolate
mixture one third of the egg whites, then fold in the rest. Pour into the
loaf pan, smooth the top and cover with plastic wrap, then freeze. Slice
with unflavored dental floss.

Simmer milk/cream over medium heat (add vanilla bean, if using). Whisk eggs
and sugar until thick and smooth. (remove vanilla bean, if using) Gradually
whisk the egg mixture into the hot milk. Lower the heat and stir till
thickened. Strain custard into a cool bowl. Stir in vanilla (if not using
the VB)and coffee. Set aside to cool, stirring occasionally, then

Invert loaf pan. Remove plastic wrap. slice with unflavored dental floss or
thin wire. Serve sauce over the slices.

(Since I don't like coffee I was thinking raspberry sauce)

-----Original Message-----
Me too. I have been known to drink coffee at  ten at night, and then go
right to sleep. Caffeine has never kept me awake.
OTOH, don't get between me and that first cup in the morning. 'Tain't smart.
I like my coffee.  "Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel and
sweet as love". (Not anonymous, but I don't remember who it was...)

Yep. Black, no sugar. Yum.


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