"Instant Quick Flavored Desserts and Drinks"
I use espresso powder in many of my Italian Dessert Recipes and Italian drinks. It's cheap quick and easy. Ok, and for me it's more about actually getting out my espresso maker which has been in the basement for 10 years. This espresso powder is such an easy way to go. These are the recipes on my site that use it:
Best Tiramisu Recipe
(I mention the tiramisu because it can be modified to use espresso instead of kahlua. Too, it's the most viewed recipe on my site.)
Some of these recipes I've been making for years even before the powder was on the market. Back-in-the-day I used to drip a real strong coffee. Or use the espresso maker if I was so moved. Now, I just use the easiest way. And as long as it doesn't sacrifice flavor - I'm for it.
Thanks for stopping by. While you are here check out my homepage - Italian Dessert Recipes - it has the top 5 most viewed recipes of the month posted.
PS: I have seen where people make espresso powder by taking brewed grounds from your coffee machine - letting them dry and then smashing them. I say NO THANK YOU! But I thought I'd throw it out there in case you wanted to experiment. All in all this powder is not that expensive considering it takes a teeny tiny bit per recipe.
Where can I get this?
I buy mine at Dean and DeLuca. But don't panic if the closest Dean and Deluca is over 100 miles away. Some grocery stores carry it in the gourmet section or the International Foods Section. If not click away. You can find anything on the internet.
What would the equivalent be in one of your recipes?
Before this powder came into my life I used instant coffee. These were the ratios:
Espresso beans and coffee beans - what's the difference?
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Memorial Day and Warmer Weather Treats!
It's finally warming up! In my neck of the woods we had SNOW on May 2nd. Now were on to the warm weather sweet treats!
I started celebrating by having a Sangria last night. Sangria is so easy to make - and the trick to making it spectacular is - following the super easy procedure. IF you need a brush up see:
How to Make Sangria
As for Memorial Day Goodies - I bake the LESS sticky stuff if I have to travel. And something that the kids can grab with their fingers as they cruise by the dessert table and run off to their next game. Cookies and brownies work the best for this!
The past month, these are my top five most viewed cookie recipes:
#1 Anisette Cookies
#2 Italian Wedding Cookie Recipe
#3 Pizzelle Recipe
#4 Ricotta Cheese Cookies
#5 Meringue Cookie Recipe
Have a fun filled Memorial Day!
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Recipes on this site are from family cookbooks, family traditions, or intentional adaptations from traditional recipes to add an Italian flair. If a recipe was adapted or used from another cook - it is mentioned on the recipe page and the recipe author is given credit.