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Thread: What to have with your coffee

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    What to have with your coffee

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    Under this general heading I rate my home made high-protein shortbread biscuits (wheat flour, lupin flour, gluten, butter, sugar) but in case you are one of the people who misses Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramilk chocolate, they have it available again at Woollies at $3 per bar (was $2.40 yesterday, I missed that) until closing today. This stuff originally sold for a year or two in the early to mid 1990s, then they stopped selling it (no reason given) until November 2017 for a few weeks, and now again - who knows for how long. You will be able to pick up bars after they stop selling it again on Ebay for 10 or 20 times the normal price of $4.80 for 300g.

    Cadbury has never explained why they don't just sell this very popular chocolate all the time.

    Anyways, it's really good with coffee if you have a sweet tooth like me. It has no actual chocolate, it's like white chocolate but caramel, and more cocoa butter (I believe, no recipe available). You can find Youtube recipes online of various ways to get a similar result involving caramelisation of sweetened condensed milk.
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    Caramel slice!!!
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    Lebanese sweets! More specific the baklava ones from Abla's Pastries. Perfection with or without coffee

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    Speculaas <3
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    I have vegemite on sourdough
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    Quote Originally Posted by IrisGanache View Post
    Speculaas <3
    a lovely sweet Dutch treat
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    I enjoy the 40% choc chip cookies from Coles. The ones with the whitest choc chips are the ones to buy as they are still quite soft. If you see any browning on the white chips it means they were cooked longer, in my opinion they're not as nice.
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    Soo many options. Almond croissants if I'm out at a good bakery. Krispy Kreme dictates a long black. Otherwise some shortbread or the classic Tim Tam!
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    Milk, no sugar...... sorry couldn’t help myself
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    Dark chocolate 85% plus

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    Quote Originally Posted by flashpixx View Post
    a lovely sweet Dutch treat
    So good, so hard to stop at one.....or two
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    Quote Originally Posted by theonetruepath View Post
    Under this general heading I rate my home made high-protein shortbread biscuits (wheat flour, lupin flour, gluten, butter, sugar) but in case you are one of the people who misses Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramilk chocolate, they have it available again at Woollies at $3 per bar (was $2.40 yesterday, I missed that) until closing today. This stuff originally sold for a year or two in the early to mid 1990s, then they stopped selling it (no reason given) until November 2017 for a few weeks, and now again - who knows for how long. You will be able to pick up bars after they stop selling it again on Ebay for 10 or 20 times the normal price of $4.80 for 300g.

    Cadbury has never explained why they don't just sell this very popular chocolate all the time.

    Anyways, it's really good with coffee if you have a sweet tooth like me. It has no actual chocolate, it's like white chocolate but caramel, and more cocoa butter (I believe, no recipe available). You can find Youtube recipes online of various ways to get a similar result involving caramelisation of sweetened condensed milk.

    Funny thing with the Caramilk......I used to make it in the Thermomix, no I didn't buy one, I inherited it, but it always worked out better using Nestle white chocolate rather than Cadbury Dream for some reason.

    I had to stop making it though because it didn't last 5 minutes around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flashpixx View Post
    I have vegemite on sourdough
    I reckon yer havin a lend of us FP, I'm a rusted on fan of Vegemite, with coffee? nah.

    I drink coffee mainly without eating, if I'm out and about I find french pastries a nice accompaniment to coffee.

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    Something in the dessert line is an absolute essential with my coffee, although I occasionally find I have chosen something TOO sweet that detracts from the subtlety of a great coffee.
    Ultimately I want to taste the coffee rather than just something sweet.
    My Wife is a great dessert and Slice maker and usually manages the sugar levels pretty carefully. Sometimes in a cafe I have chosen a Choc-caramel slice and I usually find it way to sweet to go with coffee.
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    No disrespect to any cafe or what they serve as i enjoy going out and trying their coffee and also the food they serve with it.

    But....

    Nothing to me beats toast and Strawberry jam with my coffee in the morning!
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    Vanilla Ice Cream, Frangelico and crushed roasted Hazelnut. OK that might be cheating. Bouchee.
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    a little shot of Grappa

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonar View Post
    Vanilla Ice Cream, Frangelico and crushed roasted Hazelnut. OK that might be cheating. Bouchee.
    I find it takes me around 10 coffees to crack nuts with my eyebrows nowadays, (must be old age).

    For us, super fresh butter plain croissants, (used to be a guy selling these in our local Sunday markets), the butter used was so fresh - we where always gobsmacked.

    Fresh Iranian saffron/cardamom cream filled eclairs - also subtle enough for great black coffee.
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    Biscotti and speculaas for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrisGanache View Post
    So good, so hard to stop at one.....or two
    I disagree. Speculaas are nice (grew up with them in South Africa as they got there with the Dutch settlers), but I nearly always stop after two boxes, a few times even after one.
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    Something simple most of the time, but.....once a week, head to my local patisserie at Lorn for a treat. Need to get in early as, for some reason it is extremely popular.


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    Stroopies. Another Dutch treat to be had with coffee.
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    I don't really like eating anything with a coffee. If I am having food at a cafe I often order a coffee after I finish eating as I like to focus on the coffee.

    But I need to eat/have breakfast before coffee, don't really like having coffee on an empty stomach.
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    I'm in the coffee only camp.

    If I do eat it will be after the coffee.

    Or better still follow up the coffee with another cup
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    Quote Originally Posted by theonetruepath View Post
    I disagree. Speculaas are nice (grew up with them in South Africa as they got there with the Dutch settlers), but I nearly always stop after two boxes, a few times even after one.

    A box or two? Ha, I've never managed a box in one sitting yet I had a laugh.


    Quote Originally Posted by herzog View Post
    Stroopies. Another Dutch treat to be had with coffee.
    Yesssss and don't forget the humble sprits/spritz.

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    Anything. Everything. Nothing.

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    Mmmm...

    Oliebollen occasionally - Never manage to make them last more than a couple of days after a batch is made...
    https://www.thespruceeats.com/old-fa...bollen-1128444

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    Yep, also a coffee on it's own sorta dude! Not a fan of having food with coffee haha
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    I enjoy (great) coffee no matter what - On its own, with home made delights and with good friends and family.
    Can't be beat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    I enjoy (great) coffee no matter what - On its own, with home made delights and with good friends and family.
    Can't be beat...

    Mal.
    Spot on!
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    Almondina (? - the Italian one) - one of our local patisseries makes one as good as the homemade Italian Nonna one I grew up with and call it almond fingers. Even the store bought one are heaven when combined with a good cuppa.
    Dark chocolate 85% plus (thanks FG1972 - I concur).
    Any Danish / Italian / Dutch pastry / biscuit.
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    Macarons..
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonar View Post
    Macarons..
    You have to love a good macaron.
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    No to be confused with the French presidential couple, although they would probably make great company with coffee too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrisGanache View Post
    You have to love a good macaron.
    Had a feeling you would be on board with this one Iris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Had a feeling you would be on board with this one Iris.



    No Way!

    I can't think why
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    A friend just discovered this and is raving about it. Maybe we don't need to drink coffee with breakfast any more, just have this stuff...Yoghurt.jpg

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    Ummm, I'll stick with coffee...

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    This week's treat - raspberry and passionfruit pannacotta with India Elephant Hills Peaberry

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    Wellllll......, you did ask.
    Ok, I'll stop now.

    Enjoy your coffee any which way, with or without the occassional treat.

    Cheers
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    Normally I have the coffee by itself. However once a year I have a doughnut (a handover from a previous occupation

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    I do my best to not have anything with my coffee, a good coffee is its own reward.
    Last edited by level3ninja; 8th November 2019 at 04:20 PM.
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    Sometimes I add milk. Sometimes I donít.
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    Every so often, an affogato. Even people I've served it to who usually don't drink coffee have enjoyed. Good quality vanilla ice cream only. Haven't tried with any liquers like frangelico, Chambord or amaretto yet.
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    Amsterdam? I know I can't have a whole city - alternatively then, an exotic cigarette and reggae music with some red lights :-)

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    Belt me around the ears, but....cold espresso in a glass of coca cola.
    But seeing how we reverted to winter in Melbourne, tonight it's espresso with panettone.
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    sparkling water

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    Home made (Finnish style) cinnamon roll, baked with loads of cinnamon, cardemom, sugar and butter...

    If these are not available, I usually enjoy my coffee with... another coffee!
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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Good company.
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