Serves 4 Ingredients: 225g mascarpone ¼ cup icing sugar, sifted ⅔ cup strong brewed coffee, chilled 1¼ cups double cream 3 tbsp coffee liqueur such as Tia Maria or Kahlua 115g Savoiardi (sponge finger) biscuits 50g bittersweet or plain chocolate, coarsely grated Cocoa for dusting   Lightly grease and line a 900g loaf tin with […]

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Cupid’s Classic Coffee Float

It’s simply chilled coffee and ice-cream served in a tall glass….but oh so delicious and the perfect drink to share with your valentine. Ingredients: 180ml chilled coffee 1 scoop vanilla ice cream   Fill a large glass with the chilled coffee. Add a scoop of ice-cream. Balance it on the rim of the glass if […]

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Coffee Creme Caramel

These lightly set coffee custards are served in a pool of caramel sauce. For a richer flavour, make them with half single cream, half milk. Serves 6 Ingredients:  600ml milk 3tbsp ground coffee ¼ cup caster sugar 4 eggs 4 egg yolks For the caramel sauce: ¾ cup caster sugar 60ml water   1. Preheat […]

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Chilled Chocolate & Espresso Mousse

Aromatic espresso coffee adds a distinctive flavour to this smooth, rich mousse. Serve it in stylish chocolate cups for a special occasion. Serves 4 Ingredients: 225g plain chocolate 3 tbsp brewed espresso 25g unsalted butter 4 eggs, separated Sprigs of fresh mint, to decorate (optional) Mascarpone or clotted cream, to serve (optional) For the chocolate […]

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Iced Coffee

It’s the time of  year when this coffee is most enjoyed. Makes: Four Coffees It is a luxurious version, rich, cold and sweet – more like a coffee sundae than a drink and as such, is best served as a special treat. Ingredients: 120ml bittersweet chocolate, melted 60g caster sugar 100ml fresh cream 1 cup crushed […]

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Coffee Socks…yes, you read correctly

Ministry Of Supply Socks Coffee in your socks! Sceptical? So was I until I read about this innovative product design. An American company founded in 2010 at MIT; Ministry of Supply, use coffee-infused fibers to neutralize smells. Derived from coffee-infused recycled polyester fibers, the “Atlas” acts like a filter for your feet. The company explains: […]

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Caffeine….Good or Bad?

Caffeine hides in many places, not just in coffee. It can be found in milk chocolate, cocoa, chocolate ice-cream, cold drinks, some pain medication, appetite suppressants and cold medicines. The Positives: Caffeine makes us alert by injecting adrenaline into our systems. Studies worldwide have proven that caffeine taken over a long period of time helps […]

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Spiced Christmas Coffee

Serves: 8   Ingredients 3/4 cup chilled whipping cream 1 cup freshly ground coffee 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 1/2 tablespoons powdered sugar 5 teaspoons ground cardamom 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 tablespoon brandy 1 tablespoon sugar 7 cups water Directions Using an electric mixer, beat the whipping cream in a large bowl until soft […]

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Festive Walnut Torte

Ingredients 285 grams finely ground walnuts 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon baking powder 12 large eggs, separated 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar 3 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3/4 cup butter, softened 170 grams unsweetened chocolate, melted 6 1/4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar 3/4 cup […]

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Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake

Ingredients 110 g chocolate biscuit crumbs 55 g butter, softened 25 g white sugar 0.6 g ground cinnamon 672 g cream cheese, softened 200 g white sugar 3 eggs 224 g semisweet chocolate 30 ml whipping cream 230 g sour cream 2 g salt 2 g instant coffee granules dissolved in 1/4 cup hot water […]

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