Technique Thursday: Bosnian Coffee (Bosanska Kafa) – Video & Recipe

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Good morning! Let's wake up, Bosnian style, and sip a shot of robust, Bosnian coffee. What is Bosnian Coffee? When someone says they had Bosnian coffee, they are referring to the method of preparation. This method (also referred to as Turkish coffee) is used all over the Middle East, the Balkans, and North Africa. Although there are many steps, each one is critical to making a good cup. And by good cup I mean a GOOD cup. The effort is worth it! The coffee beans for Bosnian … [Read more...]

Recipe: Butter Tea

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Serves 1 Butter and tea are two of my favorite things! :)  This rich and flavorful drink is popular in Bhutan, especially during the cold winter months. The secret is to stir the tea vigorously/froth to blend and eliminate any the "greasiness." Ingredients: All ingredients are to taste. Hot water Black Tea Butter (preferably Yak butter, if available) Milk or cream Method: 1.  Boil water. Add tea to desired strength. I like 1 teabag per cup. 2. Add butter and … [Read more...]

Recipe: Viennese Hot Chocolate

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Makes 2-4 mugs Viennese Hot Cocoa is so rich and tasty, you won't need dessert. Perfect for a chilly night! Take care when adding the egg yolk to the hot liquid, you don't want to make "scrambled egg cocoa." Ingredients: 2 cups milk 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa 3 Tbsp sugar 1 Tbsp raspberry brandy (or regular) 1 egg yolk For whipping cream: 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 Tbsp powdered sugar Method: 1. Whip the cream to soft peaks. Add vanilla and powdered … [Read more...]