Nothing like a whiff of freshly brewed coffee to lift up the mood! With monsoons in full swing, it is just the time to snuggle up in a comfy sofa by the window, watch the rains and sip some coffee. If that's not enough coffee kick for you, how about using this aromatic ingredient to whip up some sinful treats?
Coffee has long contributed to creating some of the most cherished dishes of all time. It does have a strong flavour, but if used tactically along with a handful of other ingredients, can work wonders. Take the classic Italian dessert Tiramisu for example. You can't help but 'pick it up' and dig in! Or a freshly made coffee cake with cream cheese frosting. It's divine!
Though it is a popular ingredient for desserts and baking, you can also use coffee in marinades, salad dressings, sauces, salsas etc, to lend in a twist. We all know that it pairs magically with chocolate and alcohol, but it also blends well with fruits and berries such as peaches, blueberries, blackberries, plums and apricots, and cheese. It is all about hitting that right flavour note. Using instant coffee is a quick and easy way, but most cooks like to use the ground beans to freshly brew the liquor before using it in the recipes. You can take your pick. From the classic tiramisu and coffee walnut cake, to interesting twists like coffee marinated mutton chops and coffee waffles - we have it all, including coffee-based cocktails to start up a party at home.
To get you started, we have put together 13 delicious recipes where coffee is one of the main ingredients.
A decadent coffee cake made with the goodness of ragi flour, and topped with rich chocolate ganache that is spiked with Kahlua for that extra coffee kick.
A delicious ragi cake layered with coffee with a kick of kahlua making a perfect dessert for a party.
An easy dessert that combines two of our favourite flavours - chocolate and coffee. These chocolate truffles have a creamy center with a strong kick of coffee. For the recipe, click here.
A chocolate dessert with a coffee kick!
Start your day with everyone's favourite breakfast - waffles, but with a twist of coffee. The best part about this recipe is that it can be served both as a breakfast and as a dessert.
The perfect waffle recipe for your breakfast!
Juicy mutton chops with a twist from Depot 29 in New Delhi. The meat is marinated in a mix of coffee, honey and balsamic reduction. For the recipe, click here.
A delicious mutton dish with a hint of coffee and honey! A unique dish or your next dinner party.
Soft and spongy eggless cupcakes with a coffee kick. Smother them with some coffee cream cheese frosting and indulge!
Who ever said o to cupcakes? Eggless cupcakes with the goodness of coffee.
One of the most popular kahlua-based cocktails, this delicious vodkatini is shaken with kahlua, espresso shot and sugar syrup.
Vodka, kahlua and espresso shaken together for this delicious cocktail.
Tiramisu is an Italian cake and dessert. Pieces of sponge cake dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of egg yolks and mascarpone cheese, and flavoured with liquor and cocoa.
Laced with rum, cocoa and mascarpone along with dollops of coffee, Tiramisu is a delightful dessert to indulge in.
Flavours of prunes and coffee come together in this cheesecake where refined sugar is substituted with sweetener.
A delight for diabetics, this sugar-free mocha and prune cheesecake is all things healthy and tasty!
A perfect tea-time treat, this coffee cake loaded with walnuts is sure to be a favourite. Slather it with some mocha cream for some extra indulgence.
Serve as a post-dinner dessert or along with a cup of tea, coffee walnut cake is nutty treat not to be missed!
A beautiful combination of coffee, cola and vodka espresso makes a perfect summer drink.
A cocktail that you won't resist having a glass or two! Express Affinity is the perfect drink to serve at a soiree.
The quintessential South Indian hot coffee, Filter coffee can instantly lift your morning blues and refresh for the entire day.
Filtered through a perforated container, mixed with some milk and served foamy, filter coffee is exactly what you need to warm in winters.
A delicious mousse recipe with a coffee hint! Coffee custard mixed with whipped cream, a combination not to be missed.
Coffee mousse is perfect to pick as a dessert for your next dinner party.
A cocktail made of hot coffee, whiskey and sugar topped with thick whipped cream! A tasty, luscious drink that is perfect for your next cocktail session with friends.Very simple, very indulgent and very delicious, Irish coffee is the perfect winter cocktail
So head over to the kitchen with your coffee jar and whip up these drool worthy dishes!