Cooking with Coffee

October 6, 2015 – If your daily routine starts with a cup o’ Joe, then you’re already familiar with the full roasted flavor coffee can bring to your morning. But why not make that mug go further by infusing your java all across the kitchen? We’ve got some tasty ideas:

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Adding strong brewed coffee to your marinade is a fast and easy way to add a full bloom of flavor to your meat dishes. Balance bitterness from the coffee with a touch of brown sugar or maple syrup.

As an added bonus, coffee’s natural enzymes make for an ideal meat tenderizer. Let meat marinate in your chilled brewed coffee mixture for at least 24 hours for best results.

Rub
Coffee grounds are a great way to add a little buzz to your rubs. Combine grounds with spices of your choice for a spice-crusted meat dish like this  Chocolate and Coffee Crusted Turkey Breast.

Infuse
Bring coffee notes to more of your morning meal by infusing into butter for toast, pancakes or waffles. Reduce ½ cup of brewed coffee in a sauce pan and cool, then mix with 4 tablespoons of softened butter.

Bake
As many coffee enthusiasts will attest, coffee and chocolate is a flavor match made in heaven. Baked into cakes, brownies and ice cream, coffee gives a mocha touch to even the most classic desserts. This Coffee Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookie recipe is especially tasty served warm with a scoop of ice cream.

If you’re looking for the right kind of caffeine to kick start these dishes, stop by ALDI to stock up on our wide selection of Barissimo coffees.

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