August 2, 2012

Category Archives: Recipes and variations

Recipes and variations

Got 5 seconds? Turn boring ice cream into a coffee lover’s dream!



Voilà, a quick Turkish coffee ice cream!



Did you know that finely ground Turkish coffee is palatable without preparation? Cooking with Turkish coffee is easy; we use it as a garnish or flavoring for many dishes at Turkish Coffee World, from tiramisu to chicken kabobs.

To spruce up any grocery store ice cream, sprinkle it with Turkish coffee (Psst… we have the largest selection on the web!) You’ll be pleasantly surprised to find a rich and sweet flavor that complements vanilla or chocolate very well.  I recommend Mehmet Efendi for cooking, because their grind is very fine and consistent. 

Turkish coffee can also be brewed and used as a substitute for espresso in any recipe. 


How do you cook with Turkish coffee?

Turkish Coffee Flan?

Psst… if you like coffee, you’ll love our Turkish coffee recipes.

After seeing numerous recipes for Espresso Flan and wondering if Turkish coffee could be used instead, I decided to give it a try. I based my Flan recipe off of Majories Candies YouTube video about making caramel custard (flan). The results were amazing!

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Ingredients:   

1/2 cup sugar 
1 qt. milk 
6 eggs 
1/4 tsp salt
1 and 1/2 tsp vanilla 
approx. 2 tbsp brewed & strained Turkish coffee (one serving)


Flan is not a difficult dish to make, and Majories Candies instructions are very easy to follow. The only thing you need to do different is brew one serving of Turkish coffee, strain it several times to remove grounds, and mix it into the eggs when you are about to add the steaming milk. The delicious flavors of Turkish coffee are subtle, but very apparent in this dessert. Play around with the amount of sugar that you use; I did not use as much as the video calls for.    

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Going camping? Brew your coffee over coals like a true Ottoman.

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According to Ottoman tradition, Turkish coffee is ideally cooked over some hot coals that have burned for a long time and settled into ashes. You can easily replicate this method at a beach, camp site or right at home. 

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The process for making Turkish coffee over hot coals is not very different from normal instructions, but it generally does take a while longer to foam. 

The key is in the ashes. You can use wood that has been burned, but we personally prefer using charcoal that was just used to cook a meal. Charcoal seem to be the most consistent and hottest source of ash for us (just make sure that it has burned completely white before attempting to brew your coffee, and never burn charcoal inside a home or other enclosed space!) 

You’ll want to position your Turkish coffee pot (get one here) directly onto the the hot ashes, using a pair of metal tongs to place more coals around the sides of it. Try to move the coals around until you have a flat surface that wraps around the edges like a bowl. 

Because it will take longer to make your coffee this way (around 20 minutes), make sure that someone is always paying close attention. You have to watch this one more than a normal pot, because it may take longer than usual to foam, and timing may be erratic. If you are unsure of whether or not it has risen already and you have been cooking for a while, it is probably done– you don’t want to burn your masterpiece! 

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The end result is amazing; rich flavor and the thickest foam ever! If you are acamper, you know how delicious just about anything can be cooked over an open fire source. Why stop at the coffee? I am telling you, you’ll be the envy of your campsite. 

Did you have luck with this traditional sand/coal method? Let us know in the comments! 

 

 

Turkish Coffee Recipes

Turkish coffee with Milk 

Recipe for Two persons
  • Add 3 oz of water and 3 oz of milk into your coffee maker (make sure you liquids are cold)
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons Turkish coffee
  • Add sugar to your taste
  • Have the mixture come to a frothing (NOT boiling please)
  • Move your coffee away from the heat (or turn down the heat) to let foam subside
  • Have it come to froth again
  • Serve into your cups
  • Wait about 30-45 seconds to let grounds settle and enjoy.
  • Stop drinking when you reach to the “sediments” in the bottom
  • Now sit back and relax and enjoy your sensation!
Turkish coffee with Cocoa 
Recipe for Two persons
  • Add 6 oz of water (make sure it is cold).
  • Add 1 ½ or 2 tablespoons of Turkish coffee and ½ to 1 table spoons ofcocoa
  • Add sugar to your taste
  • Have the mixture come to a frothing (NOT boiling please)
  • Move your coffee away from the heat (or turn down the heat) to let foam subside
  • Have it come to froth again
  • Serve into your cups
  • Wait about 30-45 seconds to let grounds settle and enjoy.
  • Stop drinking when you reach to the “sediments” in the bottom
  • Now sit back, relax and enjoy your sensation!
Turkish coffee with Chocolate Syrup
Recipe for Two persons
  • Add 6 oz of water (make sure it is cold).
  • Add 1 ½ or 2 tablespoons of Turkish coffee and ½ to 1 table spoons ofChocolate syrup
  • Do not add sugar.
  • Have the mixture come to a frothing (NOT boiling please)
  • Move your coffee away from the heat (or turn down the heat) to let foam subside
  • Have it come to froth again
  • Serve into your cups
  • Wait about 30-45 seconds to let grounds settle and enjoy.
  • Stop drinking when you reach to the “sediments” in the bottom
  • Now sit back, relax and enjoy your sensation!
Turkish coffee with Vanilla or Almond extract 
Recipe for Two persons
  • Add 6 oz of water (make sure it is cold).
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons of Turkish coffee and 2-3 drops of vanilla or almond extract
  • Add sugar to taste
  • Have the mixture come to a frothing (NOT boiling please)
  • Move your coffee away from the heat (or turn down the heat) to let foam subside
  • Have it come to froth again
  • Serve into your cups
  • Wait about 30-45 seconds to let grounds settle and enjoy.
  • Stop drinking when you reach to the “sediments” in the bottom
  • Now sit back, relax and enjoy your sensation!