Saturday, January 20, 2007

Coffee Maker Recipe - Make Cinnamon Coffee right in Your Coffeemaker

Here's a simple, delicious Texas Cinnamon Coffee recipe that was submitted by a reader to my Kitchen Crafts 'n' More Newsletter. Sounds great! And just a little bit sweet with a small addition of brown sugar that enhances the cinnamon flavor.


INGREDIENTS: 10 cups water, 4 whole cinnamon
sticks, 3 heaping tsp. brown sugar, 1 tsp. ground

10 cups of water into machine. Put 4 whole cinnamon
sticks and 3 heaping tsp's. brown sugar into the
glass pot. Put 1 cup ground coffee and 1 tsp.
cinnamon into the brew basket. Brew and stir well.

Coffee Recipes - Coffee Candied Nuts Recipe

Coffee Candied Nuts
Thanks to Deb for this unusual & delicious coffee creation. Would make a nice addition to a coffee themed gift basket. (Coffee gift basket ideas)

1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1/2 cup strong coffee
2 1/2 cups unbroken halves of nuts


In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, syrup and coffee and boil to soft-ball stage; 240 degrees. Remove from heat and add nuts. Stir gently until creamy. Spread on greased cookie sheet; separate with fork. Cool.

Orange Candied Nuts Substitute 1/2 cup orange juice for coffee in Coffee Candied Nuts recipe. Add 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon with the nuts.

This recipe for Coffee Candied Nuts serves/makes 2.5 cups

Monday, January 08, 2007

Coffee Desserts - Coffee Cinnamon Bars Recipe

Cinnamon-Coffee Bars
Big thanks to Deb for sending in this yummy sounding bars recipe. With coffee, cinnamon, raisins, nuts & a sugar glaze to top it all off, it sounds like a winner. And if you hadn't already thought of this (shame on you!) you could always have it with a cup of coffee on the side.

1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons shortening
1 egg
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cup baking mix
2 tablespoons instant coffee (dry)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped nuts

1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 tablespoon milk

Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour 13x9 pan. Mix all ingredients except Glaze. Spread batter in pan. Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Drizzle with Glaze while warm. Cut into 3 x 1-inch bars. For Glaze: Mix powdered sugar, vanilla and milk until smooth and of desired consistency.

This recipe for Cinnamon-Coffee Bars serves/makes 3 dozen

Great Cup of Coffee - How Much Coffee Do You Need?

Do you ever wonder how much coffee is considered a real 'scoop' of coffee? Yes, you can get a cute customized coffee scoop that does the job perfectly...or...just use 1/8 cup of coffee for one perfect scoop. Happy coffee drinkin' to you!

PS. If you're curious, 1/8 cup also equals 2 tablespoons, since there are 16 tablespoons in 1 cup. There, we've had our little coffee lesson of the day! (With a cooking/measurements lesson thrown in, free of charge.)

PS2. I like using one scoop for every two cups of coffee, but obviously if you like very strong coffee you'll want to use even more.

Coffee Recipes - Coffee Eggnog Recipe

Coffee Eggnog Recipe
Submitted by Deb
If you love the rich flavor of eggnog, but want to JOLT it up a bit - then this recipe sent in to the Coffee Creations blog by Deb is an ideal way to do it...

Serves/Makes: 12

2 eggs, separated
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup instant coffee
Dash salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups milk, chilled
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup whipped Shaved unsweetened chocolate


In a small bowl using an electric mixer, beat at high speed, beat egg whites until soft peak forms. In large bowl, beat egg yolks until lemon colored. Gradually beat in coffee, salt, vanilla, milk, and 3/4 cut water. Stir in egg-white mixture and whipped cream; mix well. Serve well chilled, with chocolate sprinkled over each serving.

This recipe for Coffee Eggnog serves/makes 12