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Coffee Cake Pound Cake

by Southern Living A mix of two southern specialties: coffee cake and pound cake Ingredients PECAN STREUSEL 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar  1/2 cup all-purpose flour  1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup butter  3/4 cup chopped pecans POUND CAKE BATTER 1 cup finely chopped pecans 1 cup butter, softened  2 1/2 cups granulated sugar  6 large eggs  3 cups all-purpose flour  1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 (8-oz.) container sour cream  2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar  1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon Preparation 1. Prepare Pecan Streusel: Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles small peas. Stir in 3/4 cup pecans. 2. Prepare Pound...

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How to Order Coffee Like a Professional

FIRST: Choose from....       Espresso Espresso is coffee brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans. "Espresso" is strong coffee arising from the water temperature 92-94 ºc to flow through the coffee until about 25-50 ml., and then applied as a base.  Ristretto Ristretto is espresso, and is the most concentrated when compared with all kinds of coffee. Ristretto is traditionally a short shot of espresso coffee made with the normal amount of ground coffee but extracted with about half the amount of water  (Due to the water through coffee with equal force, but in the short term) by total to about 15-20 ml.   Lungo  Lungo is a...

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JAMAICAN COFFEE BROWNIES WITH PECANS by:ALLEN SUSSER|BON APPÉTIT   The famous coffee flavors both the brownies and their ganache topping.Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is prized for its bold, clean flavor, but good espresso beans and strong brewed espresso work well, too. YIELD: Makes 15 INGREDIENTS Nonstick vegetable oil spray 2 cups sugar 15 tablespoons (2 sticks minus 1 tablespoon) unsalted butter 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 3 tablespoons finely ground Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee beans 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cup pecan pieces 1 cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips (6 ounces) 6 tablespoons freshly brewed Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee 30 thin strips crystallized ginger PREPARATION Preheat...

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Have that morning coffee: Study shows caffeine makes us better drivers

 by Kathryn Lindsay People are always telling us to put down that cup of coffee, and I never have the energy to argue with them until after I’ve had the cup of coffee. Well, finally there’s some good news for caffeine connoisseurs: Drinking coffee could make you a better driver. A study conducted in partnership  with UniSA Sleep Research Centre, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research,and Monash University Accident Research Centre has found that, while caffeine doesn’t do much to reduce drowsiness at the wheel, there have been significant links between consuming caffeine and good driving. Specifically, driving errors were reduced when participants in the study were chewing caffeinated gum. This study’s goal was to take a look at caffeine as...

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People Who Drink Iced Coffee All Year Are Healthier, With One Catch

Alexandra Svokos on Healthy Habits   For many coffee drinkers, summer doesn’t end until it feels chilly enough to make the switch from iced to hot. They’ll stick it out through mid-autumn, insisting it’s still summer while carrying an iced coffee around an apple orchard, before finally conceding their hands are cold and a steaming hot coffee looks more appealing. But when they switch over to hot coffee, they’re missing out on some health — and taste — benefits. That’s right, your seemingly insane friend who drinks iced coffee through snowstorms and polar vortexes may actually be onto something. But only certain iced coffees have benefits. While it’s annoying to hear a coffee snob highlight the varieties of brewing, it...

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