For those who follow me you know I’ve been gone for a bit. I’m sorry blame it on Crohns.
I’ll post a blog on that soon.
Last Thursday was National Coffee Day!! I’m so sorry I missed having a post for that day but again Crohns.
This is all about My Things 2 Do Coffee.
Being half German I’m pretty sure my mother put coffee in my bottle as a baby.
I love coffee day and night. Am I the only one who was brought up in a home that first thing in the morning you make a pot of coffee, and have another pot made after dinner?
I’ve had so much coffee in my life that it doesn’t keep me awake at night.
I love hot coffee and iced coffee. I have my coffee station set up on the counter so if I want an espresso or cappuccino or just a quick cup of coffee there it is.
Recently we went camping and I didn’t have coffee. This was not good.
I know your saying just pack instant coffee then. Nope not going to. I do not like instant. It has it’s place and that is in recipes not my coffee cup.
I visited our friendly camping store and found this.
There were several camping coffee makers to choose from ranging in price from the very low to the very high. Mine was closer to the very low at only $4. I tried it out and I love it! It makes one cup of coffee, has a permanent filter and so very easy to use. Oh and did I mention it doesn’t take up much room nor does it make any noise.
Just fill the cup with coffee close it back together,
place the whole thing on top of a coffee cup and fill the top with boiling water.
Ta da! Coffee just like your Keurig makes.
Now speaking of Keurig’s. I love mine to death but lets be honest here those little k-cups are expensive.
Like so many when I got my Keurig as a birthday present I went out and bought all kinds of coffee for it. I thought I can finally have different flavored coffees without buying pounds of coffee. Yeah that was an expensive month for me. Thank goodness I have a fiancé who was willing to kick in some money for some of those flavored coffees.
The biggest problem I had with having a Keurig was that my lovely fiancé loves to stock pile. Well before buying me the coffee maker of my dreams I had a regular buy the filters and make a pot of coffee, coffee maker.
So now I had all this coffee and nothing to use it with except my espresso maker and let’s face it I wasn’t having a cappuccino or espresso daily. I just got this awesome Keurig and I want to use it.
I went on the search to find a reusable k-cup. Heck I even tried reusing one of the cups filling it with my coffee and putting foil on top to close it. (I don’t recommend doing that)
I bought this dollar tree version and while it takes opening and closing the Keurig several times, after a while I can fool it into thinking that I just want 6 ounces of water. But that was frustrating and I wanted a full 8 ounces of coffee not 6 ounces.
I went to the Keurig website and after a small search found a k-cup. Then I went on Amazon and found one. Actually two. The one I picked came in two sizes so I can make one cup of coffee or use my carafe. The carafe is great when you have a few people over and want to make a lot of coffee but I don’t normally use it so….. Well anyway I purchased the k-cup from Amazon.
Make sure you check which brewer your buying your cup for. I didn’t do that the first time and had to send it back.
This one works well and fits my brewer.
But then I found this one at Walmart. This one cost me $4.92
Now I go back and forth between my amazon k-cup and my Walmart k-cup and enjoy the stock pile of coffee that Tiffany purchased for me.
A good friend from church gave me an awesome recipe for Iced Coffee. You’ve got to try this.
1 1/3 cup ground coffee
4 cups water
Stir let sit for 12 hours(overnight)
Strain liquid twice
Store in refrigerator
To make the ice coffee use 1/3 cups of coffee, sweetener, 2/3 cup milk, ice
hint*(use a French press)
Well now you’ll need some cake to go with all that coffee.
Recipe curtesy of Rasa Malaysia
Serves 10 | Prep Time: 15 Mins | Cook Time: 35 Mins
3/4 cup (150 g) granulated sugar
1/4 cup (60 g) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup (120 mL) milk
1 teaspoon (5 mL) vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (180 g) self-rising flour
2-3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced small
1/3 cup (60 g) dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1 1/2 teaspoons (7.5 mL) ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 10-inch cake pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
In a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, beat the granulated sugar, butter and egg until combined. Mix in the milk, vanilla extract, self-rising flour and apples. Add apples to your preference.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon evenly over the top. Use a toothpick to swirl the brown sugar and cinnamon.
Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Transfer the cake to a rack to cool completely; then cut and serve.
Spices, like ground nutmeg and cloves, can also be added to create warmer flavors.
Read more at http://rasamalaysia.com/apple-coffee-cake/2/#1pmSRvjKSgmwiRU5.99