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Orange Cappuccino Rolls

Posted By: Aabree Coffee
Posted At: Nov 28, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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I’m always on the lookout for a tasty baked-goods companion for my morning coffee; I have a good feeling about this orange cappuccino roll recipe.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 10 TBS unsalted butter, divided. 5TBS should be well chilled, and 5 TBS softened
  • 2 TBS. strong, brewed coffee
  • 2 TBS sugar +3/4 cup, divided
  • 1 TBS cinnamon
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 4 tsp. finely grated orange zest,divided
  • 2 tsp. espresso powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Baking Directions
Grease a 9x4” baking pan and pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix the 2 TBS of sugar, the salt, flour, espresso powder, 2 TBS of orange zest, and baking powder into a large bowl. Then, add 5 TBS of chilled butter and cut until the dough forms pea-sized crumbs; you’ll want to turn the dough out on a floured surface for rolling.
 Knead just enough for the dough to hold itself together, be careful not to over-knead, this will cause the rolls to be hard. Roll the dough into a 12x8” rectangle that is about ½” thick and spread 4 TBS of softened butter evenly over the surface.
Combine ¾ cup of sugar, cinnamon, and the remaining tsp of orange zest into a bowl and mix well. Then, sprinkle this mixture over the surface of the buttered dough and pat it into place.
Start rolling the dough up like a jelly roll, beginning at the longer side. Slice into 12 rolls, about 1” thick each. Then, place the rolls slice-side down on the baking pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the rolls are puffy and have a golden-brown color.
While the rolls are in the oven, combine the powdered sugar, 1 TBS of softened butter, and last tsp of orange zest into a small bowl. Slowly add the coffee into the mixture and stir until you get a thick, creamy glaze.
Remove the rolls from the oven, once they are done, and top them off with the glaze. 

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Chili (With Coffee as the Special Ingredient)

Posted By: Aabree Coffee
Posted At: Nov 28, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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There are some food combos you have to try to believe. This chili recipe, featuring coffee as an ingredient, is one such example. Trust us, this creative, tasty chili will keep your guests talking and raving for some time to come.


  • 1 can/bottle (12 fl oz) of dark beer
  • 1 cup of strongly brewed coffee
  • 1 can (14 oz) of beef broth
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) of peeled and diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 cans (6 oz) of tomato paste
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • ½  cup of packed brown sugar
  • ¾ pound of beef sirloin (cubed)
  • 1 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa  powder
  • 1 tbsp of cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 3 ½ tbsp of chili powder
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tsp of ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp of ground coriander
  • 4 cans (15 oz) of kidney beans
  • 4 hot chile peppers (fresh, seeded and chopped)
  • 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 2 onions (chopped)


To start, heat the vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic, onions, cubed sirloin and ground beef into the saucepan and let cook for 10 minutes in oil (or until the onions are tender and the meat is well done).

Then, add the beef broth, diced tomatoes with juice, coffee, beer, and tomato paste. Season with salt, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, cumin, oregano, and cocoa powder and mix in 2 cans of beans and hot chile peppers. At this point, you’ll want to lower the heat and let everything simmer for 1.5 hours.


Chili I from allrecipes.com

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Cooking with Coffee

Posted By: Aabree Coffee
Posted At: Nov 28, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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When you think of coffee, you generally imagine a steaming hot beverage that's the perfect pick-me-up any time of day. What you may not consider is that coffee is also a multi-purpose kitchen ingredient. Be it main courses or after-dinner treats, coffee adds a special kick to any recipe.

The Main Event

Ready to give your dinner some zip? These coffee concoctions are sure to be mouth-watering additions to your dining room table.

Espresso Roasted Chicken and Vegetables (Aabree Contest Recipe Winner, Trisha K.!)

Marinade/sauce:     Ingredients:
½ cup strongly brewed espresso coffee
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 eggplant, unpeeled, diced in 1 inch cubes
½ pound mushrooms, sliced ¼ inch thick
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
1 red pepper, sliced into 1 inch strips
1 yellow pepper, sliced into 1 inch strips

In a medium bowl whisk marinade ingredients, reserve ¼ cup. Divide remainder in half and marinade chicken and vegetables in separate zip lock bags for 2-4 hours. Heat oven to 375o and line a large baking pan with heavy duty foil, spray with non-stick cooking spray. Remove chicken and vegetables from marinade and arrange on baking pan, bake for 30 minutes and drizzle with remaining marinade, return to oven for 15-20 more minutes or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender. Makes 4 servings.

Pepper Coffee Barbeque (Surf or Turf)
Perfect for a barbeque or any other summer gathering, this zesty marinade is versatile enough for steak, tuna, or salmon.

Coarse ground coffee beans
Coarse ground black pepper
Olive Oil
For Steak: Worcestershire sauce & garlic powder
For Tuna or Salmon: Lemon juice & dill

*Ingredient amounts will vary according to your preference and the quantity of meat/fish you will be preparing.

Create a 1/3 ground coffee, 2/3 ground pepper mixture.

For Steak:
Coat the steak in olive oil and Worcestershire sauce. Season with garlic powder and coat heavily with the coffee/pepper mixture. Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes before grilling.

For Tuna or Salmon:
Coat fish with olive oil and lemon juice. Season with dill and coat heavily with the coffee/pepper mixture. Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes before grilling.

Recipe courtesy of ineedcoffee.com

Coffee Barbeque Chicken Salad

For those of us who prefer lighter fare, this salad has all of the flavor you crave without any belt loosening when you’re done.

Sauce Ingredients:     Salad Ingredients:
1 cup chopped onions
¼ cup minced garlic
2 cups brewed coffee
3 slices bacon, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
1 tsp cumin
1 tbsp chipotle chilies in adobo
¼ cup packed brown sugar
¾ cup red wine vinegar
1 cup ketchup
1 cup diced tomatoes
6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
6 cups torn, mixed salad greens
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 ½ cup shredded cheese of your choice
1 small red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
½ cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
2 green onions, thinly sliced

In a 4 qt pot, render bacon over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and jalapeno, sautéing until onion is translucent. Add remaining ingredients, simmering slowly over low heat for 3 hours, until sauce thickens.

Brush both sides of chicken with sauce and grill until thoroughly cooked. Combine all other salad ingredients in a bowl and distribute evenly in bowls or on plates. Cut chicken into thick strips and add to top of salad. Drizzle with additional barbeque sauce and/or the salad dressing of your choice.

Recipe courtesy of recipezaar.com


Here's a delicious espresso drink that's sure to please any crowd.

2 oz Espresso
2.5 oz Vanilla Vodka
1 oz Kahlua

Brew a double shot of espresso and let it cool to room temperature.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and all ingredients – shake well.
Pour into a martini glass rimmed with chocolate syrup.

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Easy Banana Coffee Muffins

Posted By: Aabree Coffee
Posted At: Nov 25, 2011 at 5:08 PM
Related Categories: Recipes

I’m not a cook; my culinary skills begin and end at the microwave. But, this banana coffee muffin recipe seems pretty straightforward; it should be doable for even the kitchen-challenged, like me.


  • 1 cup of chopped pecans (they can be raw or toasted)
  • 4 ripe bananas (you’ll want to smash those suckers up)
  • 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of strong coffee (check out our coffee selection)
  • Pinch salt

Baking Directions
When you’re ready to get started, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure you grease a muffin tin that has at least 12 cups or, if you prefer, use paper liners.

Throw your butter, bananas, sugar, egg, vanilla, and coffee into a big bowl and mix it all together. Then, add the salt and baking soda and continue to mix. After that, pour the flour into your bowl and mix until the batter has a good consistency and add the pecans.

Pour your batter into the muffin tin, divvying it up into equal parts. That’s it; throw that baby into the oven for 20-30 minutes and you’ve got some killer banana coffee muffins!

Hint: Let the muffin tin cool on a rack after it is done baking. If you’re not sure whether the muffins are ready, stick a toothpick into a random muffin, if the toothpick comes out clean, then you’re good to go!

Michael’s Banana Coffee Muffins from http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/michaels-banana-coffee-muffins-recipe/index.html

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