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5 Of The Best Coffee Recipes

Friday, July 25, 2014

We love drinking coffee, but there’s so much more to that little bean than just a beverage (albeit one of the most popular beverages in the world, and one which is the second most traded commodity in the world, second only to fuel). With a coffee van for sale, it can become your livelihood. It can be used in the home as a cleaning product, in the bath as an exfoliator, or in the garden as a fertiliser. With the summer holidays underway, it’s feeling like a pretty good time to get baking, and thankfully coffee can be included in all sorts of different recipes. With so much choice, we’ve selected just a few of our favourites, but you’re bound to have others which you love too.

Coffee Cupcakes

Little coffee cakes

Source: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/

Cupcakes are simple and more often than not, can be made with ingredients you’ll have around the home anyway. While there are plenty of child friendly cupcakes out there, we like this slightly more grown up twist on the classic. And they look fantastic as well.

What you’ll need:

  • Golden caster sugar

  • Butter

  • Large eggs

  • Icing Sugar

  • Chocolate coated coffee beans (to decorate)

  • Plain chocolate

For the full recipe, head along to the BBC Good Food website, but these tasty little treats are incredibly easy to make, and take less than an hour to prepare and bake. You can even freeze the un-iced cakes. A lovely one to serve alongside a cuppa.

Tiramisu

Tiramisu is a coffee classic, and oh-so-simple to make as well. Like a sweet take on a lasagne, it’s all about layers. Build up the different textures and flavours and you’ll have an after dinner success. Serve cold and you have the perfect summer pudding.

What you’ll need:

  • Double cream

  • Mascarpone

  • Marsala wine

  • Golden caster sugar

  • Strong coffee

  • Sponge fingers

  • Dark chocolate

  • Cocoa powder

Just half an hour of preparation and plenty of time to cool down, this recipe is another nice simple one. Don’t worry too much about how neat it looks, everything gets covered with cream and grated chocolate so no one will ever know!

Coffee and Walnut Cake

Coffee and walnut cake

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/

Cupcakes are all well and good, but they’ve got nothing on a serious two-tiered affair have they? There’s something intrinsically impressive about a big cake, but really they’re not any harder to make, and you can get a lot of servings very simply.

What you’ll need:

  • Unsalted butter

  • Caster sugar

  • Eggs

  • Strong espresso coffee

  • Self-raising flour

  • Walnuts

  • Icing sugar

You’re going to need to whip up a batch of espresso for this one, although you can always pop along to a coffee shop. If you’ve invested in a coffee van for sale you’ll be able to make a profession cup, and sip one as you’re cooking as well. The buttercream goes on top and between the layers which means there won’t be a dry bite. Yum!

Salted Caramel and Coffee Éclairs

Just the name gets our mouths watering! They look and sound impressive, but in fact they’re not too much work to make. You will need a piping bag and a plain 1cm nozzle, but otherwise just your ingredients and oven as usual.

What you’ll need:

  • Unsalted butter

  • Caster sugar

  • Salt

  • Strong white bread flour

  • Eggs

  • Mascarpone

  • Icing sugar

  • Cold strong coffee

  • Double cream

  • Soft light brown sugar

  • Full-fat milk

Once again, a coffee van for sale might come in handy because you’re going to want a few spoons worth of cold espresso to flavour the filling. The choux pastry is the trickiest bit, but really it’s just a case of following the recipe carefully, and making sure you give them enough time in the oven. They really are a show stopper!

Espresso Martinis

After all that baking you could probably do with a drink, couldn’t you? Thankfully espresso martinis are one of the easiest cocktails, so knock up a few glasses, sit back and relax.

What you’ll need (per person):

  • 50ml vodka

  • 25ml Galliano

  • 1 tsp sugar syrup

  • 25ml freshly brewed coffee

  • Handful of ice

  • 3 coffee beans to garnish

Place all the liquids into a cocktail shaker and add plenty of ice. Shake hard to combine. Simple strain into a martini glass and top with three coffee beans. Simple! We think if coffee vans for sale sold these they’d do a roaring trade.

Have you got any other coffee recipes you like to make?


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