The spring gardening season is upon us again, and I am blessed with a plethora of mint leaves at my disposal. This fantastic opportunity presented me with the chance to revisit one of my favorite flavor combinations - mint, chocolate, and coffee. Here is a chilled mint mocha - refreshing, sweet, and deliciously decadent! Enjoy!
Not long ago I heard about a dinner-party game where the end result was some delicious homemade ice cream. The rules resembled a culinary version of the childhood game "Just Keep it Up". The ingredients for homemade ice cream were sealed in a small ziplock bag which was then placed inside a larger bag filled... Continue Reading →
Do you enjoy a latte with a tempting luscious velvet coating of milk? Does your taste run towards a cappuccino topped with stiff, glossy, frothy foam? Either way, there is nothing like a beautifully finished coffee drink! The process of frothing your milk allows the formation of microbubbles, which alter the surface of the milk itself. This structural change allows for more complete engagement of the taste buds, leading to a greater sensory experience when enjoying your beverage.
Coffee syrup is a wonderful alternative to syrups. My favorite uses are as a drizzle over desserts and ice cream. On days I'm feeling particularly nostalgic, I'll use coffee syrup to make an old fashioned coffee milk. To make coffee syrup you will need: 6 tablespoons of water 6 tablespoons of light brown sugar 3... Continue Reading →
If you like to bake with coffee, homemade coffee essence is essential! Coffee essence is a wonderful flavoring tool for cakes and icings... and it is easy to make! All you need is:1 cup of strong bitter coffee brewed at triple strength. I recommend using:Italian Roast: great all around coffeeSumatra Mandheling: wonderful if you tend... Continue Reading →