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Using Coffee in My Recipes

I bought the new espresso machine after reading some recommendations and now I’m inspired to use coffee in some dessert recipes I found online last night after dinner. One recipe I think I’ll try is coffee buttercream frosting. I make buttercream frosting all the time but the main flavors I make are chocolate, strawberry and peanut butter. Since my daughter’s third birthday is coming up soon, I might make her some banana cupcakes with the coffee buttercream frosting. The ingredients for this recipe are a third cup of brewed coffee, a box of powdered sugar, a stick of butter, two teaspoons of vanilla and a third cup of heavy cream. My daughter will love this frosting at her upcoming party.

Another coffee recipe I want to make is espresso-tinged barbecue sauce. For this recipe I’ll need a cup of brewed espresso, a can of tomato sauce, three teaspoons of dark brown sugar, a teaspoon of honey, a teaspoon of ketchup, spices of my choice, an eighth cup of molasses and a touch of lemon juice. I would let these ingredients simmer over medium heat for about thirty minutes before applying to the cooked meat. Espresso works well in barbecue sauce.

I love to make chocolate recipes and naturally espresso blends well with it. I came across a recipe for espresso chocolate toffee bars and I know my daughter will love this. To make these bars I would make the basic toffee sauce as the topping for the bars and then I would make the espresso chocolate sauce to top the toffee on the bars. I ate toffee a lot as a child and this recipe brings back memories.

In conclusion, there are so many recipes you can make with espresso and I’m wearing out my machine making them.

How to grind espresso – Sweet Marias