very one of our Calendar-Cookbooks and six Specialty Cookbooks comes packed with 100 or more fantastic, easy-to-make recipes. Below are a few favorites from current and past years. Simply print this page, try a few on your own, and taste what delicious and surprising treats can be made using coffee and tea!
Praline Cream Coffee
1 cup sugar
Carmelize sugar by melting in heavy skillet, stirring constantly. Add boiling water and stir until sugar dissolves. Boil 2 minutes and add coffee and cream. Serve in a tall glass with cracked ice and top with spoonful of vanilla ice cream.
Fresh Apple Cake
1 1/2 cups sugar
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 13x9x2 inch pan. Cream sugar and butter. Beat in eggs. Sift dry ingredients together and add alternately with tea. Fold in apples and nuts. Bake 45 minutes. When cool, glaze or sprinkle with confectioners' sugar if desired. Serves 6 to 8.
1 cup fresh brewed hot espresso
Combine espresso, rum, liqueur, and cream in cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour into tall cocktail glasses and dust lightly with chocolate. Serve hot or chilled. Serves 2.
Cape Cod Cooler
1 tea bag
Steep tea bag in hot water for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove tea bag, add sugar and stir until dissolved. Pour into heat-proof pitcher and stir in cranberry and lemon juices. Serve over ice. Serves 4 to 6.
Apple Coffee Barbecue Sauce
1 cup brewed coffee
In a large pot, combine all ingredients. Let mixture simmer for 25 minutes. In batches, purée mixture in blender. This sauce is great on ribs and chicken. It can also be used as a dipping sauce. Yield 1 1/2 quarts.
Green Tea Sorbet
2 cups boining water
In teapot, pour boiling water over the tea bags. Cover and brew 5 minutes. Remove the teabags and squeeze. In medium saucepan, bring 2 cups water and sugar to a boil and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in tea, corn syrup, and lemon juice. Pour into metal bowl, cover and refrigerate until well chilled, about 1 hour. Process in ice cream machine according to manufacturer's directions. Yield: 1 quart.
Cardamom & Coffee-Dusted
8 tablespoons roasted, finely ground Kenyan coffee
Preheat oven to 375F. Mix coffee, pepper, and cardamom together and dust chicken pieces with mixture. Let six at least one hour. Bake in a flat ceramic or glass dish until tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Serves 2 to 4 .