There are more to food options that you can have with coffee than simple cakes and cookies. Different types of nuts and dried fruits, like cranberries, pair surprisingly well with the bitter taste that we love. And you can try them with various coffee drinks as well. For example, salted almonds are great alongside a mocha mint latte. Here are a few other snack examples that you should try at home!
Fruit cakes and cobblers are a great alternative to regular boring cakes. And some of them, like this dump cake, can be made in a matter of minutes with store-bought ingredients. All you have to do is put canned peach slices, together with the liquid, into a baking dish. Then put the ready-made cake mix over them and distribute the cubed butter evenly on top. Bake for 45 minutes and enjoy with a scoop of ice cream and a cup of nice black coffee!
Dark chocolate obviously goes well with the bitterness of coffee but there’re also ways to make this particular experience more interesting. You can try orange-scented chocolate bars or even find a blend of fruit-scented coffee. There’re so many options to choose from so you can experiment for a long time.
English sweets are usually made to be paired with tea because it’s obviously Britain’s favorite drink. However, some of them are just as delicious with coffee. Jaffa cake, for example, have all the ingredients that bond well with the more bitter taste of coffee. And while their homemade version can be time-consuming, it’s all worth it in the end.
Start with soaking gelatin in some orange juice. Place the rest of the juice with sugar in a pan, bring the liquid almost to a boil, add gelatin and stir it in. Pour 1 tablespoon of the mixture in a foil lined muffin pan and set aside to cool for a few hours. Then in a bowl over simmering water add eggs and sugar, beat them with an electric mixer until light and frothy. Add flour and mix well. Remove the foil with jelly and place a tablespoon of batter in each muffin hole, bake for 10 minutes. Let the base cool, put the jelly on, and spread over some melted dark chocolate. Let the cake cool completely and enjoy this classic English snack!
Fig newtons have been around for a while, since the appearance of the first mass productions of cookies, to be exact. And they’re still quite popular, though they’re known as just Newtons now, because there’re different flavors of these cookies available on the market. Nevertheless, if you’re a fan of this snack, try them a classic cappuccino. Thank me later.