I recently made a Tres Leches cake for my blog. For those not familiar with Tres Leches, it is a dense sponge cake that has been soaked in a syrupy mixture of evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream, hence the name Tres Leches (three kinds of milk). The cake is then topped with […]
Is It Really Coffee? Inside the Coffee Vending Machine
We see them everywhere now. Instant cappuccino machines, there’s at least one (if not five) in every gas station. I’ve seen them in car dealerships and even in a hardware store, some of them daring to sport names like Barista. With just the touch of a button, we can have our choice of vanilla cappuccino, […]
How Dark is Your Arabic Coffee?
With a great sense of self-satisfaction I poured the steaming, dark roasted brew, smelling just faintly of cardamom into the tiny cup in front of my father in law. Naturally I, as a chef, wanted to impress him with my vast food knowledge and satisfy his senses with a taste of his native country. He […]