Author Archive | cerrigan

Classic Christmas Coffee

A festive coffee with a kick… 45ml whiskey 2 1/2 tsp maple syrup 3/4 cup hot, fresh espresso or strong coffee 1/4 cup whipping cream, unwhipped for garnish 1 candy cane for garnish Instructions: Combine the whiskey and 1 1/2 teaspoons of maple syrup in a heated mug or cup Fill the rest of the […]

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Espresso Con Leche

Perfect for a mid-morning break! 1 espresso A small amount of chocolate powder A small amount of sweetened condensed milk Pour the freshly prepared espresso into a preheated cup Sprinkle with chocolate powder so that the powder floats on top of the espresso Steam or froth the sweetened condensed milk, then pour a little bit […]

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Sticky Pear Pudding

Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 tbsp ground coffee 1 tbsp near-boiling water ½ cup toasted skinned hazelnuts 4 ripe pears Juice of ½ orange 115g butter, softened ½ cup golden caster sugar, plus an extra 1tbsp, for baking 2 eggs, beaten ½ cup self-raising flour, sifted Pinch of ground cloves 8 whole cloves, optional 3 tbsp […]

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Coffee Meringues with Rose Cream

These sugary meringues, with crushed espresso-roasted coffee beans, are filled with a delicate rose-scented cream. Makes 20 pairs of meringues Ingredients:  ¼ cup espresso-roasted coffee beans 3 egg whites 1 cup caster sugar ¼ cup pistachio nuts, roughly chopped Few rose petals, for decoration For the rose cream: 300ml double cream 1 tbsp icing sugar, […]

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Caribbean Coffee

Coffee with a kick has never tasted so good. Ingredients: 30ml Tia Maria 30ml Jamaican Rum Sugar or simple syrup 60ml Espresso Whipped Cream Combine the Tia Maria, rum and sugar/simple syrup in a small saucepan. Add the espresso and mix well over heat. Pour into a 150ml or 180ml cappuccino cup. Top with whipped […]

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Chewy Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Pairing two of the World’s finest delicacies – chocolate and coffee. They’re a little piece of heaven. Ingredients: ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips ½ cup butter ½cup flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 4 eggs 1 ½ cups sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 1 ½ teaspoons strong espresso 1 ½ cups chocolate chips […]

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Viennese Coffee

Soft cream greets your lips as the essence of orange tickles your nose. Just in time for the cooler weather. Ingredients: 120 grams semi-sweet chocolate 1 tsp sugar 1/2 cup whipping cream 4 cups hot strong coffee whipped cream orange rind Melt chocolate in a heavy saucepan over a low heat Stir in sugar and […]

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All About The Bean

The coffee plant is part of the Rubiacee family. It grows in a narrow subtropical “coffee belt” that stretches around the world Coffee plants are fruit-bearing shrubs that grow between 2 to 10 meters tall. The cultivated shrubs are pruned down to between 2 to 4 meters to make harvesting easier and encourage broader growth. […]

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Coconut Creme Cafe

Sweet, creamy and tropical, Coconut Creme Cafe is a dessert coffee. A wonderful refreshment after a spicy meal. Ingredients: 30ml espresso 1/2 tsp rum or Kahulua 150ml water 2 tbsp coconut cream 2 tbsp whipping cream coconut flakes Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend for 10 seconds until smooth. Pour the mixture […]

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