Soft Molasses Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup soft butter or margarine
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tsps baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp powdered mustard
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 4-3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup water or milk
  • Walnut halves or seeded raisins

Directions:

1. Combine butter, salt, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, mustard, coffee, and cloves in large bowl. Blend in sugar and molasses. Beat in an egg thoroughly, then add flour alternatively with water/milk. Beat until all is well combined.

2. Preheat oven to 375

3. Drop heaping tablespoonfulls of dough onto ungreased pan, 2 inches apart. If desired, press a walnut or raisin in the middle of each one.

4. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove to cool on wire rack.

Cappuccino Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp instant espresso coffee powder (or instant coffee)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate mini-chips

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 and line 12 muffin tins with paper

2. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, espresso, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in large bowl.

3. In a separate medium bowl, combine milk, butter egg, and vanilla well. Add to flour mixture and stir until just combined. Then fold in chocolate chips.

4. Fill muffin tins 3/4 full and bake for 20 minutes.

5. Enjoy! Great for grab-n-go breakfasts!

Black Russian Cake

Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 1 package dark-chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 3 oz.  package instant chocolate pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup strong coffee
  • 1/2 cup creme de cacao
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua

Topping:

  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbs strong coffee
  • 2 tbs Kahlua
  • 2 tbs creme de cacao

Directions:

1. Combine cake mix, oil, pudding, eggs, coffee, creme de cacao, and kahlua in a mixing bowl and beat well to combine for about 4 minutes. Mixture should be very smooth when mixed well enough.

2. Pour mixture into a greased 10 inch tube pan 3/4 high.

3. Bake for 50 minutes and immediately remove cake onto a pan and poke holes through from top to bottom with skewer or ice pick.

4. Prepare your topping by mixing the Kahlua, coffee, confectioners sugar, and creme de cacao together well. Spoon over cake.

5. Enjoy!

Chocolate Gelato Affogato

Chocolate Gelato Affogato

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup freshly brewed espresso
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce, whipped cream, chocolate shavings

Directions:

1. Simmer 2 inches water in a medium saucepan, then place chocolate and cream in a medium bowl over the simmering bowl to melt. Stir until melted and well incorporated. Then remove from heat and set to side.

2. In a medium saucepan heat the milk over medium heat until tiny bubbles form. Remove from heat.

3. Whisk egg yolks and sugar together until creamy. Add 1/4 cup of the hot milk and whisk vigorously. Add the rest of the milk and whisk vigorously. Then put back over medium heat and stir constantly with wooden spoon for 8-10 minutes until it forms a thick custard. Remove from heat and pour custard through a strainer and into a medium bowl. Then stir in the melted chocolate and vanilla. Allow to cool by covering and refrigerating for 3 hours.

4. Pour chilled custard into an ice cream maker and allow to process until is the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Put into a large container and place in freezer for four hours.

5. When ice cream is ready, brew coffee. Then scoop 2 rounded tablespoons of gelato into a small cup. Pour the warm coffee over the gelato and drizzle with caramel sauce, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings.

6. Enjoy!

Coffee Risotto

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs instant coffee powder
  • 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
  • 3 Tablespoons rum
Directions:
1. Brew coffee and add to sauce pan along with orange juice and 1/2 cup of water. Bring to boil and then remove from heat. Allow rice to soak in mixture for 5 minutes.
2. Return to heat and add milk and vanilla. Cook over low heat until rice is tender, but still slightly firm.
3. Remove from heat and add sugar, orange zest, butter, cream, and rum. Stir gently for 1 minute.
4. Serve and enjoy this delicious dish