ALL · Snacks and nibbles

Amaretto Coffee Afternoon

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Sometimes you just need to treat yourself with the little things in life that make you happy. This is one of them for me. Having some disaronno left from New Year, I decided to treat myself today, because I deserve it!

 

Put a pot of fresh coffee on, preferably strong taste.

Pour some Disaronno or any Amaretto into a glass.

Top with freshly brewed coffee.

Froth up some milk or cream with a little frother and spoon on top.

Grate some dark chocolate over.

 

Relax and Enjoy a little afternoon delight.  xx

 

ALL · Cakes and Biscuits · Snacks and nibbles

Chocolate & Orange Amaretto Biscuits

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A wee afternoon treat to myself, I love Amaretto and I love coffee, no better way than to combine them. I had some Amaretto flavoured coffee left over so decided to try that instead of the liqueur in the biscuits (as I had none) and it so worked.

Makes 12 biscuits

200g all purpose flour

100g sugar

80g butter

1 egg

1 tsp baking powder

3 tbsp amaretto coffee, my fav from the Edinburgh Tea & coffee Company

1 tbsp orange flavouring

50g cocoa powder

 

  1. Firstly make the amaretto coffee in a cafetiere.                                                                                               20160703_161407
  2. Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder ,baking powder and butter together. Then add in the coffee and orange flavouring, mix together until you get a dough like consistency.
  3. Wrap the dough in clingfilm and refrigerate for about an hour just enough so you can roll out.
  4. Remove from fridge and roll out to approx 1cm thick, place some greaseproof paper or parchmont paper on a baking tray.
  5. Using a cutter, cut out the biscuits and place onto baking sheet. Bake for approx 15 mins at 200 deg.
  6. Remove and place on a wire rack to cool and crisp up. Sprinkle some icing sugar over and serve.

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I love to dunk mine into fresh coffee……oh so yummy!  20160703_160532 20160703_160545

ALL · Desserts · Scottish Cuisine · Snacks and nibbles

Coffee Delights

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I recently picked up some Amaretto Flavoured Coffee from my favourite shop ‘Brodies Country Fare’ https://www.brodiecountryfare.com/ , the coffee is manufactured by Edinburgh Tea & Coffee Company. I love a good after dinner coffee and as I love Disaronno, so this was the perfect little purchase.

To make it extra special I frothed up my milk and grated some luxury dark chocolate on top……oh Yum! So delicious.

 

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Avenue Coffee Roasting in Glasgow

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I recently went to a Coffee Festival and this Company stood out for me, not only did they offer loads of Decaf options but their Full Caffeine options were amazing.

So who are they? What’s their Story?

We set up with one simple aim – we wanted to make the best coffee and share it with as many people as we could.

Starting a speciality coffee shop in 2011, we built a team with years of experience not only in coffee but in customer service and quickly gained a reputation as one of the best coffee shops to go in Glasgow. However, it wasn’t enough for us just to be making good coffee – we always wanted to have more influence on what was happening to our beans further up the line. We wanted to share our coffee with even more people. We soon started a second shop, and put a Diedrich IR12 coffee roaster in. We spent time meticulously profiling coffee beans and were inspired by the results – which we now bring to you.

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They sell coffee in their shop or online either in bean form or they will filter for you. We choose bean form and grind ourselves as we feel you get that freshness better.

 

I recently purchase the Santa Lucia Decaff and I have to say it makes the most amazing after dinner coffee. A really creamy and sweet decaf. Super nutty with notes of milk chocolate & vanilla. Love this!

 

Check out the other flavours they do.

http://avenue.coffee/product-category/coffee/