Easy to make recipes that you can make with simple ingredients
When we think of coffee, we generally have the image of that black hot brew that starts off a great many people’s mornings. However, coffee can be used for more than just beverage purposes. There are several recipes which integrate the coffee bean into them. You can use them in your entrees or in your desserts. It does not matter if you prefer brewed coffee, instant coffee, or expresso. You can integrate the flavour in to almost any dish with ease.
Here are three simple recipes which use simple ingredients and household appliances. Long time Coffee wholesalers people Doppio Coffee say ‘with all of these recipes, you should keep in mind that the type of coffee will greatly affect the overall flavour (for example a dark coffee will be more dominant then a breakfast blend brew). If you find that the mixture does not have a strong enough flavour, try substituting a stronger coffee or (when applicable) add more coffee to the mixture.’
Coffee Braised Ribs
For this recipe you will need
- Salt and Pepper
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 cup (8 oz.) cup of strong coffee
- An onion
- Chopped garlic
- 2 Teaspoons of chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
The process is really simple. All you have to do is to rub the ribs with the salt and pepper, then heat the oil and add the ribs in a pan. Once your ribs are brown add the coffee. This whole process should only take about 10 to 12 minutes. When the ribs have soaked in a great deal of the sauce then take the ribs and place them on a large cooking sheet (lined with aluminium foil). Put the ribs on the foil and add all the other ingredients. Fold over the aluminium to encase the ribs. Cook on 250 (121 C) F for 3 to 4 hours using the excess sauce as basting every hour.
Maple-Mocha Brownie Torte
You will need:
- Brownie Mix or a Brownie recipe that you already use
- 2 (16 oz.) cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 Tablespoons instant coffee
- ½ (4 oz.) cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon maple flavouring
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
The first step is to find a pan that is about 12 by 10 inches (30cm by 25 cm). Use butter or spray to ensure that the ingredients will not stick. Preheat your oven to 350 F (176 C). You will Thin want to make your brownies as you normally would (either by a package or by scratch. While the brownies are being made, get a large bowl and add your cream, coffee, brown sugar, maple, and vanilla. Beat the cream until you get a nice peak (meaning that the consistency is typical of whipped cream). Depending on how strong of a coffee flavour you want, you may need to add more instant coffee.
NOTE: If you want to add brewed coffee you can do so by using 1 cup (8 oz.) of cooled coffee. You do not want to use hot coffee as it will cause the milk to separate. Add the liquid coffee slowly while beating the mixture. Taste for flavour.
Once you have the consistency and the flavour that you desire spread a layer of the whipped cream over the brownie. Top this with a second layer of brownie. Add another layer of whipped cream and top this with a garnish if desired.
Almond Coffee Ball Recipe
For this bread recipe you will want to have
- ½ cup (4oz) Softened Butter
- 2 Tablespoons of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of powered expresso
- ½ teaspoon of almond extract
- 1 cup (8 oz.) of all-purpose flower
- 1 cup (8 oz.) of finely chopped almonds
Preheat your oven to 350 F (176 C). In a large bowl mix together your sugars, expresso powder, butter, and almond extract. Ensure that you do not over beat the mixture. You want to have a nice airy look to the mixture. On a large cooking sheet pour your chopped almonds. Form the contents of the bowl into balls and the gently roll them on the almonds on the cooking sheet. Make sure that you leave two fingers width space between each ball. Bake the Almond balls for 15 to 20 minutes. For an extra kick of coffee flavouring try mixing some expresso powder and sugar together and sprinkling the mixture on the balls.
So you see, coffee does not have to be a beverage all the time. These three recipes are just a few of the many solutions you will find for coffee. Of course, you can also find several ways to make your favourite coffee beverage at home by doing a google search. The point is that this bean has more potential then we typically give. Both drinkable and edible, coffee is a great addition to any meal.
How will you use it in your recipes?