Monday, January 16, 2012

Recipe: Swedish Coffee

Want some nice, deep, rich-tasting coffee?  No coffee maker?  Or all of the above?  This recipe for Swedish Coffee can make "okay-to-good" coffee: "great" -- and make "great" coffee just a bit richer/less bitter.

Swedish Coffee Recipe

1 egg
1 cup cold water, divided
1 cup regular grind coffee
6 cups boiling water

1. Use a Graniteware (enamel) coffee pot.
2. Wash egg, break it into a smal bowl (reserving shell), and beat slightly.
3. Add 1/2 cup cold water, the 1 cup ground coffee, and the reserved (crushed) egg shell, and mix thoroughly.
4. Turn into coffee pot, pour on boiling water, and stir.
5. Place on front of range and boil for 3 minutes. (If not boiled, coffee is cloudy. If boiled too long, too much tannic acid is developed.)
6. Add remaining 1/2 cup cold water, which perfects clearing. (Cold water, which is heavier than hot, sinks to the bottom and carries the grounds with it.)
7. After coffee has settled, serve at once.

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