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Did you know that coffee has benefits besides just tasting great?
Coffee, your ‘best friend’ from college days when you pulled those all-nighters, really does
enhance alertness, improve memory and reasoning skills and even helps put you in a better mood.
And physically active individuals should know that coffee can improve physical stamina, reduce
muscle pain and improve reaction time.
Here are some great recipes to start your collection.
How’s that for using your bean!
Coffee Drink Recipes
Louisiana Café Au Lait
2 c Milk
1 c Louisiana coffee with chicory
Put milk in saucepan; bring to a boil. Pour hot freshly brewed coffee and milk
simultaneously into cups; sweeten with sugar to
Café Con Miel
2 c Fresh Brewed French Roast coffee
1/2 c Milk
4 Tb HONEY, more or less to taste
1/8 ts Cinnamon
Dash nutmeg or allspice
Heat ingredients in a saucepan, but do not boil. Stir well to combine. Serve as a light
Food Recipes Using Coffee
These low-fat cookies are enhanced by the strong coffee that gives them great flavor. Enjoy
one of these crispy confections with a cup ‘o Joe or a low-fat latte for a guilt-free afternoon
2 cups flour 5 Tb. brewed espresso, cooled
1 cup sugar 4 tsp milk
1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 large egg yolk
1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt 3/4 cup pecans chopped coarse
1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Stir together in a large bowl: the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon
till mixed well. In a small bowl, whisk together the espresso, milk, egg yolk and vanilla. Add
liquid mixture to flour mixture and beat till dough forms. Stir in nuts and chips.
Knead the dough on a floured surface till no longer sticky, then halve the dough. Flour your
hands and shape each piece into a flattened log 12 inches x 2 inches and arrange the logs at
least 3 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 350° for 35 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes,
then cut biscotti on the diagonal into 3/4” slices. Arrange biscotti cut side down on the sheets
and bake 5-6 minutes on each side till they are pale golden.
More Great Coffee Drink Recipes to come!
A really different dessert. A bit of rum adds a burst of flavor, but you may omit it, if you
1/4 cup fresh brewed coffee
1/2 orange, shredded zest and juice
1/2 cup arborio rice
2 cups milk regular or low fat
2 drops vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons butter
3/4 cup heavy cream or nonfat equivalent
3 Tablespoons rum (optional)
Put the coffee and orange juice in a saucepan with 1/2 cup of water and bring to a boil.
Remove from heat, add the rice and let soak for 5 minutes.
Return the pan to heat and add the milk and vanilla extract. Cook over low heat until rice is
tender, but still slightly firm to the bite.
Remove from heat, add sugar, orange zest, butter, cream, and rum (if using); stir through
gently and serve at once.
Yield: 2 cups
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Latte recipe for people who don't want to overpower the taste of your espresso with too
many additions. Just a hint of honey, cinnamon and nutmeg. You can used warmed cream
instead of the steamed milk for a thicker latte.
* 1 shot espresso
* Milk, steamed
* Vanilla extract
All the ingredients are proportioned to your own tastes. Line the bottom of your mug with
honey, then add vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add espresso, then fill mug with steamed