Super easy and yummy filling! Has great variations including adding 1/4 c chopped chocolate covered espresso beans or 1/4 c toffee bits. Enjoy!
- 1-1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder (I used 2 packets of Starbucks VIA)
- Pinch salt
- 1 cup milk
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Sprinkle gelatin over 2 tablespoons cold water in small cup. Let stand to soften, about 5 minutes. Combine sugar, cornstarch, espresso powder and salt in medium-size saucepan. Whisk in milk and egg yolks. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring, until very thick, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk in softened gelatin, butter and vanilla. Scrape into small bowl; place in larger bowl of ice water. Let stand, whisking frequently, until well chilled, about 5 minutes.