Cooking with Coffee: Ultimate Coffee Recipe Round Up
At Crush HQ we’re crazy for coffee. We love the smell of it, we love to drink it, talk about it and cook with it. There’s something about the earthy, roasted flavour that adds interest and toasted notes to a dish. Coffee is often used in desserts, but there’s no reason not to broaden your horizons a little and try in savoury dishes too. Here we’ve rounded up our favourite coffee recipes for you to try out.
Adding a Coffee Kick
Marinading or dry-rubbing your proteins with coffee is a great way of adding extra flavour and tenderising meats. If you use ground coffee for your morning fix, instead of throwing it out, store it in your spice cabinet. Add a small amount to rubs that are spicy and smoky in flavour to give it an extra oomph.
Coffee & Maple Glazed Bacon
Three titans of flavour come together to create the ultimate bacon flavour bomb.
Coffee Rubbed Tomahawk
There are steaks… and then there are coffee-rubbed tomahawk steaks. Besides being ridiculously tasty, they just sound cool too.
Coffee & Spiced Rubbed Salmon Tacos
Adding coffee to fish may seem counter-intuitive, luckily salmon is a versatile fish and pairs well with the smoky spicy flavours of this recipe.
Coffee Rub T-Bone with Stuffed Potatoes
This rub brings out a real depth, you’ll be tempted to throw it on all your meats.
This popular eastern street food is great for entertaining a crowd, similar to springrolls but much lighter and fresher.
Pork Ribs with a Sticky Coffee Basting Sauce
Because one rib recipe is never enough, and who knew how well Asian flavours paired with coffee.
A Sweet Ending – Desserts With Coffee
Desserts flavoured with coffee can be absolutely delicious, especially for those who claim not to have a sweet tooth. It’s the perfect harmony of sweet and bitter giving desserts a new level of sophistication.
Coffee Tequila Ice Cream with Smashed Malted Puffs
This is a showstopper of an ice cream that will have everyone begging you for the recipe! The coffee tequila takes it to a whole new indulgent level and amplifies the coffee flavour in the ice cream. As far as the smashed malted puffs go – well, everyone loves those!
White Chocolate and Coffee Mousse
This is a decadent dessert with a lovely light texture that is sure to impress at a dinner party. The coffee gives it a sophisticated flavour and the hazelnuts add crunchy texture. What’s not to love?
Coffee Banana Bread with Espresso Whipped Butter
This coffee banana bread with whipped espresso butter is perfect for breakfast, tea, lunch, dinner and midnight snacking.
Coffee Flapjacks with Mocha Sauce
Pile em’ high and drench with sauce for maximum mocha flavour. The deep and intense chocolaty notes are perfect for the mocha sauce and to give the pancakes with a rich coffee flavour.
Hazelnut & Coffee Layered Cake
This recipe is the perfect way of having your cake and coffee in one bite.
Vanilla Irish Coffee
A delicious after meal treat that you can whip up in no time.
Coffee Chiffon Cake With Peacan Nut Brittle
A decadent dessert that’s perfect for sharing amongst friends.
Coffee & Chocolate Delice
Wow your guest and test your culinary prowess with this dessert.
Ready to cook something coffeelicious? Check out where to buy the best beans from these local coffee shops with roasteries.
Use your leftover coffee grounds for good
Don’t chuck your used coffee grinds, upcycle them into this exfoliating body scrub. Directions here!