These exceptional cookies combine two of my go-to favorite recipes: cream cheese shortbread and chocolate espresso cookies. The distinctive flavor of the dough is reminiscent of fresh rugelach, elevated through the addition of espresso laced chocolate. The creation of these beautiful swirled cookies is considerably easier than it looks. All it takes is a little patience and some tender loving care. Enjoy!
"There's nothing a cupcake and coffee can't solve." - Marie Williams Johnstone The chocolate cupcake is reimagined with the addition of coffee to both the baked product and the frosting. Coffee adds a depth of flavor to the chocolate that must be tasted to be believed! This is an extraordinary twist on the classic cupcake,... Continue Reading →
Ah, the cannoli; whether you love to fill them with ricotta, mascarpone or sheep's milk this traditional Italian dessert is always a favorite. Cannolo translates from the Italian as "little tube". Though many variations of the classic recipe exist, here I fill my little tubes with cinnamon-spice-coffee ricotta. The air-fried shells are light and flaky. The finished product is decidedly decadent. Enjoy!
Jazz up your coffee gifting with these wonderful edible spoons. They make great party favors or wonderful additions to most dessert plates! This is one of the easiest ways to add panache to your after-dinner coffee, plus, you can involve the entire family and make it a fun crafty activity. Below I present some of my favorite ways to create chocolate and candy-covered spoons. Enjoy!
What happens when you combine the sweetness of chocolate with the richness and depth of coffee? What if you next add in the sugary sweetness, almond tinged flavor of the maraschino cherry? You will have created a flavor explosion worthy of any great love affair, that's what! In celebration of Valentine's Day, we have prepared just such a treat. Enjoy!
Galliano the most popular liqueur of the 1970s, is composed of sweet vanilla and anisette upper notes and citrusy, woodsy/juniper undertones. This flavorful combination of more than 30 herbs (the exact combination being a meticulously guarded secret) pairs remarkably well with The Queen Bean's espresso. I am revisiting our textured, earthy friend Galliano by combining it with espresso, cream, and chocolate liqueur. The result is an unusual and flavorful cocktail. Enjoy!
Mint and coffee go wonderfully together. While many associate this much-loved candy cane flavor with the holidays, I believe it is a wonderful complimentary combination at any time of the year! We have put together a summary of our three favorite ways to enjoy mint with your coffee: Using freshly grown mint, peppermint extract, or peppermint schnapps. Whichever way you choose to combine mint and coffee it is sure to keep you warm and happy throughout the holidays and all winter long!
A wonderful festive brew that is just perfect for the holiday season. This peppermint bark latte perfectly combines the flavors of mint and chocolate into one delicious, not to be missed, candy cane topped holiday treat! Enjoy!
The chocolate sandwich cookie translates deliciously into a homemade latte. Whether you are an Oreo lover, a Hydrox fan, or a do-it-your-selfer, this recipe introduces a simple way to translate those favorite flavors into a hot latte. Enjoy!
The ganache, first seen in Paris at Maison Siraudin in the 1800s, is a lovely rich chocolate-cream combination, which depending on its thickness can be used in many ways. It may be served as a sauce, as a mousse, as a filling, rolled into truffles, or as a decadent icing. It is believed that the... Continue Reading →