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Perk up your plate: How to cook with coffee


Although coffee is something you ordinarily drink, it can perk up your cooking, too. Try these brilliant sweet and savory ideas now!

Cooking with coffee? Yes you can!

Coffee has been around since pretty much the dawn of time. It's a popular stimulant and sometimes even an addiction. But every now and then, those fine grounds make their way into cooking, especially when it comes to preparing desserts. From tiramisu to eclairs, even ice cream, coffee adds a distinctive, comforting aroma. But did you know that coffee in all its forms can be used in savory dishes and lesser-known desserts? Yes, we are talking about beans, ground coffee, instant coffee. Here's a quick guide on how to incorporate them into everyday cooking.



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These salted caramel thumbprint cookies are easy to make and super delicious!


  • 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
  • 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup / 150g of flour
  • 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
  • Salted caramel
  • Melted dark chocolate


  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.

  2. Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.

  3. Chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

  5. Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.

  6. Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.

  7. Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool.

  9. Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.

  10. Enjoy!

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