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 and easy coffee recipes 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.
1. Ragi Coffee Cake with Kahlua Chocolate Ganache
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.
2. Chocolate Coffee Truffle
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.
3. Oz Coffee Waffle
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.
4. Coffee Marinated Mutton Chops
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.
5. Eggless Coffee Cupcakes
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.
6. Espresso Martini
One of the most popular kahlua-based cocktails, this delicious vodkatini is shaken with kahlua, espresso shot and sugar syrup.
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.
8. Mocha and Prune Cheesecake (Sugar Free)
Flavours of prunes and coffee come together in this cheesecake where refined sugar is substituted with sweetener.
9. Coffee Walnut Cake
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!
10. Express Affinity
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.
11. Filter Coffee
The quintessential South Indian hot coffee, Filter coffee can instantly lift your morning blues and refresh for the entire day.
12. Coffee Mousse
Coffee mousse is perfect to pick as a dessert for your next dinner party.
13. Irish Coffee
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!