Each month, we take two kitchen skills and put them together to produce one delicious recipe. This month, we’re looking at making the perfect percolated coffee, and how to use a bain-marie. Once you’ve got these two skills under your belt, you can put them into practice with this incredible chocolate and coffee cake (which just happens to be gluten free).
It would seem that the UK is no longer a nation of tea drinkers. According to reports, coffee imports have risen by 75% since 1996, while tea imports have only increased by 25%. Maybe it’s got something to do with the dazzling array of different coffee drinks on offer…
Everyone seems to have an opinion on coffee. People get hot under the collar about their favourite cup of the black stuff; how they drink it, how you should drink it, and God forbid if you don’t drink it!
Iced coffee has been around for centuries, and the West is only just catching up. Here are five of the best recipes from around the world.
The basic mocha of sweet chocolate and bitter coffee is a thing of beauty in itself, but this one, with its hit of salty intensity, is on another level.
Garnished with a few coffee beans, the espresso martini is a sophisticated little devil – it’s dressed to kill, and this recipe is the best out there.
The coffee flavour in these pumpkin tarts is subtle, but present enough to give a punch that the traditional pumpkin pie spices alone don’t quite deliver.
There’s nothing like pumpkin to add some colour to a grey autumn, and this spiced pumpkin latte is perfect as a reward for a hard day’s work in winter.
For most of my life I’ve sought a cake that reflects the reasons many love coffee – the bitterness, the intensity, the aroma – and finally, it’s here.
Cold, iced coffee is often associated with whipped cream and artificial syrups, but try this cold brew coffee recipe and they’ll fall into distant memory.