Coffee Cake

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and flour two cake tins.
  2. Mix sugar, flour and salt.
  3. Melt the butter. Meanwhile, dissolve the coffee in the water. Mix the coffee mixture and butter. Allow to boil for 10 seconds, remove from heat.
  4. Mix the buttermilk, eggs, bicarbonate of soda and vanilla in a separate bowl.
  5. Add the coffee mixture to the flour, then add the buttermilk mixture. Mix to combine, pour into prepared tins and bake for 20-22 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool completely.

Mix the remaining butter, icing sugar, instant coffee and milk. Ice the cooled cakes and enjoy.

Recipe sourced from the Pioneer Woman.

coffee cakes

Irish Coffee Milkshake

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Combine the water, coffee, cocoa powder and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook until syrup has thickened. Allow to cool.
  2. Mix ice cream, espresso, whiskey and milk in a blender.
  3. Line cooled glasses with the syrup, pour in milkshake mixture, top off with a dollop of whipped cream and more chocolate syrup and serve.

Recipe sourced from Simply Delicious Food.

Irish Coffee Milkshake

Tiramisu

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Dip half the lady fingers in the espresso. Do not keep the biscuits in the liquid for too long, or they will become soggy.
  2. Layer the biscuits in a dish.
  3. Beat the mascarpone and rum together with an electric beater.
  4. Place a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water. Add the egg yolks and half the sugar. Beat these together for 5 minutes, until light and foamy. Remove from heat and add to mascarpone.
  5. Beat the egg whites until frothy. Then slowly add remaining sugar while continuing to beat at high speed, until stiff peaks form. Fold into mascarpone mixture.
  6. Spread half the mixture over the biscuits.
  7. Dip remaining ladyfingers in the coffee and layer over the mascarpone and biscuits. Top with remaining mascarpone mixture.
  8. Allow to set in the fridge for 3 hours.
  9. Dust with cocoa powder and serve.

Recipe sourced from Sally's Baking Addiction.

Tiramisu

Frosty Caramel Cappuccino

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Mix cream, milk, 3 TB caramel, coffee and ice cubes. Blend until well combined.
  2. Pour into a glass, top with whipped cream and remaining caramel.
  3. Enjoy.

Recipe sourced from Taste of Home.

frosty caramel cappuccino

Caribbean Coffee

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Pour rum, coffee and kahlua into a glass.
  2. Top off with whipped cream and enjoy.

Recipe sourced from food.com.

Caribbean Coffee

C - cup ; TB - tablespoon ; tsp - teaspoon

Are there other coffee recipes you love? Let us know about them in the comments section below. 

Cremalat - Edenvale's Hidden Gem

Where it all began  

Claudio and Margaret Giustizieri established Cremalat Cheese in 1993. Their business started out as nothing more than a small stall selling artisanal cheeses at the Michael Mount Organic Market in Bryanston. However, they soon became known as the people to go to for quality Italian food products. This was mostly thanks to the support of the large Italian community throughout Joburg.

The Giustizieri's officially opened the first Cremalat store in 1996 at a new venue in Kensington. Soon enough, they began to distribute their products in both Joburg and Pretoria. A delicatessen was also added to the store, bringing in heaps of new customers. By 2001, Cremalat had outgrown its Kensington premises. The Giustizieri's moved the business again, this time to an industrial park on the border of Edenvale. The deli has been hidden away here for almost two decades now. In 2010, an in-house eatery, La Cucina was added to the venue, bringing in even more loyal customers.

Cremalat

Cremalat Cheese

The Deli 

Although Cremalat is rather difficult to find (don't trust your GPS - follow the scent of cheese and coffee instead), it is well worth the hunt. The Tuscan facade of the building immediately transports you to somewhere other than the smoggy East of Joburg. Walk through the deli, marveling at the imported cheeses, pasta sauces and oddly shaped noodles that you would never find at an average South African supermarket. Don't fret too much about the price of some of these items - they are worth blowing the budget for. If you are a newbie to the world of gourmet cheese, simply ask the deli manager for advice on which ones to pick out. They are super friendly here and always willing to spend at least half an hour explaining the difference between each of their cheeses.

Cremalat

Cremalat Cheese

La Cucina Restaurant 

The Decor

The La Cucina Restaurant is situated just behind the deli. On a sunny day, opt to sit outside in the courtyard. A serene water feature and pebbled pathways make it easy to pretend that you are on a romantic trip to Italy. Otherwise, take a seat inside the small restaurant. Elegant lighting and simple decor give the eatery an upmarket feel. If you are lucky enough to be seated near the back of the restaurant, you can watch the chefs prepare your meal just a few feet away. It does tend to get a little loud inside the restaurant on busy days, but this all lends to a wonderful Italian style experience.

The Menu

Stand out items on their menu include the cheese and deli meat platter, which includes a selection of brie, camembert, smoked mozarella, gorgonzola, pastrami, salami and roast beef. It is accompanied by freshly baked ciabatta and loads of butter. Seafood lovers, try out the mixed seafood pasta. The delicate white wine sauce and blistered cherry tomatoes lend brilliantly to the subtle flavours of the seafood. The pasta is also wonderfully fresh and cooked to perfection.

If you have space for dessert, order the tiramisu - we can promise that you have probably never had one like this before. It is served in a mini mason jar and comes with a serving of piping hot espresso. Pour over as much coffee as you like. Rather than the usual lady finger biscuit base, La Cucina uses lemon madelines. Surprisingly, the combination of strong coffee, lemon and rich cream go very well together.

Whatever you choose to order off the menu is bound to be well-prepared with the freshest ingredients. So, make a date of it and head out to Cremalat Cheese and La Cucina Restaurant. You won't regret the extra calories for a second!

Cremalat

La Cucina at Cremalat Cheese

For More Information

For more information, visit their website or Facebook page. Be sure to book your table reservation a few days before going to the restaurant. It tends to fill up quickly, especially over weekends.

Contact details: Greenhills Industrial Estate, Sam Green Road, Tunney EXT 6 Elandsfontein, Edenvale | 011 822 8320 | [email protected]