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PRUNES, BOOZE AND COFFEE: Chef Erik Anderson makes a dessert for us that left our heads spinning.

Minneapolis based chef Erik Anderson is acclaimed both nationally and locally for his unique vision and unparalleled artistry in the kitchen. If you've never seen this man construct a truly diabolical burger watch this. Erik was good enough to share one of his favorite desserts with us and yes of course, he's using Coptic Light cold brew.  

 

Armagnac Prunes

500g demi sec prunes

200g sugar

1 cup cold brewed Coptic Light coffee

1 lemon

3 vanilla beans

1 bottle nice Armagnac

STEP 1:

Add sugar and Coptic Light coffee to a pot and bring to a boil, add the zest of 1 whole lemon as well as the halved vanilla beans, allow to boil for 45 seconds. Pour the boiling liquid over the dried prunes and allow to steep for 24 hours.

STEP 2:

After 24 hours remove the vanilla pods and lemon zest, drain the reserve liquid and place prunes in glass jars , mix reserved liquid with Armagnac and pour over prunes. Seal jars and allow to sit for 1 month

 I cannot stress this enough: this recipe is best spooned over some high quality vanilla ice cream!! You should be extra picky (practically anything you find in a grocery store is absolute garbage) just because the ice cream is white doesn’t mean it tastes like vanilla. Vanilla is a flavor not a color, so that being said go to your favorite local ice cream shop and have them hand pack a pint or 2 for you to take home. You’ll thank me in the long run.

 



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