Celebrate National Baking Week

This week is National Baking Week, from 17th to 23rd October. The event was founded in 2007 to encourage Brits to roll up their sleeves and get back in the kitchen, and the success of programmes like the Great British Bake Off means that baking’s more popular than it’s been for a long time. Help celebrate […]

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Coffee panna cotta

Panna cotta, a chilled Italian dessert made with cream, is perfect for the warmer weather. Our version is made with our favourite ingredient – coffee. To serve 6, you’ll need: For the panna cotta: 500ml double cream 150ml espresso coffee 100g sugar 8g sheet gelatine or vegetarian substitute 1 teaspoon vanilla extract For the sauce: […]

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Coffee and chocolate semifreddo dessert

This sophisticated chocolate and coffee dinner party dessert will draw admiration from your guests. ‘Semifreddo’ just means ‘semi frozen’, and this dessert is so rich and creamy it should be served in small pots so as not to overface your guests. It needs to be prepared at least 12 hours in advance, so it’s best […]

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How to use up old coffee beans

Once roasted, coffee beans quickly lose their flavour and should be used as quickly as possible for a fresh-tasting cuppa. If you’re running a catering business, though, it’s not always possible to estimate quantities correctly all the time and you could end up with some roasted beans left over. These can be stored in the […]

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A coffee treat for Pancake Day 2014

This year, Pancake Day is on March 4th 2014. We’ve put together the perfect recipe for coffee lovers with this rich chocolate and coffee sauce for your pancakes.       You’ll need: For the pancakes: 110g flour 2 freerange eggs 275ml milk 25g butter For the sauce: 340g granulated sugar 570ml water 2 good […]

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Flavoured coffee

Flavoured coffee beans are not perhaps as popular in the UK as they are in the US, but you can sometimes find them on the shelves of speciality shops or on cafe menus. The flavouring’s been added to the beans after roasting, and the more common variations beans include vanilla and spiced flavours. Pre-flavouring the […]

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