April 3, 2016

Recipe: Turkish Coffee Spice

1/4 teaspoon of this added to a pot of Turkish before you cook it mellows the bitterness and brings out the richness in the beans. Though the least pronounced of the flavors, the subtle vanilla is the key. Sorry to be so picky with ingredients (this recipe includes 4 of the 5 most expensive spices in the world) but the added expense and trouble you go to get the right ingredients are worth it.

Mix and store tightly sealed, as the vanilla will cake from moisture.

To best blend this and get the most flavor, stir into the dry coffee in the pot and slowly add the water as you stir. Works well in the Beko electronic Turkish Coffee maker.


Variations.

Decaf Chai.

  • 1 t of spice
  • 1 c of milk

Mix the spice well with a few drops of milk and stir until it becomes a paste. Slowly stir in the rest of the milk. Can be made with warm milk or cold milk and then microwaved.


Spice cake.

  • Box yellow cake mix and ingredients
  • 1 T of spice

This is an easy way to turn a basic cake into something exotic. You can also add Zante currants or chopped dates. Goes well with caramel or cream cheese icing.




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