Friday, February 5, 2010

Boiled Coffee.

The glass on our coffee pot broke earlier this week, just cracked and snapped off right around the top. I love our coffee maker, it's nothing fancy. It was left for us by the previous owners and it's stainless to match the other appliances, has a reusable filter and is a corner machine. I can't find a replacement pot anywhere, not through the manufacter or online or a generic one in the stores. I think we'll have to buy a new one.

Until then, I need coffee or tea in the morning. We're out of tea. So I turned to the Settlement Cookbook to make boiled coffee. It's not bad. I'd do it this way again.

1 cup ground coffee
6 tablespoons egg water
5 cups boiling water
1 cup cold water

Scald coffee pot (I used a saucepan) mix coffee with egg water, place in pot add boiling water and let boil 3 minutes. Add cold water and let stand where it will be kept hot but not boil.

Egg Water

1 egg
1 cup cold water
pinch salt

Wash and break egg in large cup or pint jar, beating constantly while pouring on 1 cup cold water. Cover and place in icebox for future use. For each cup of coffee use 1 Tbs egg water.


Sparkless said...

You know you could have just put the filter with some ground coffee on top of your cup and poured hot water through it to make your coffee.

gardenofsimple said...

I thought about that but wasn't sure if it would "brew" or just be hot strained coffee! :)

kiki said...

Crystal - I make my coffee one cup at a time with a cheap little plastic melita - best cuppa in the world - I can't stand the thought of coffee-maker coffee ever again.

Valkyrie said...

Why the egg water? What's the purpose of that? I'm really curious.

gardenofsimple said...

valk, supposedly egg water helps "clear" the coffee. I don't really know what that means. But I do know the water wasn't filled with floating grounds like I expected, so maybe it helps keep the grounds at the bottom of the pot?

Sara said...

I'm sorry, but all I could think by the time I saw the egg water was "gag me with a spoon." I really really have to like the coffee. I love coffee and I am really particular. Typically chocolate is involved. lol But thanks for the tip. :D