Coffee Syrups, as we know, are a great addition to a cup of coffee. However they can also be a terrific gourmet cooking ingredient. Because there are so many flavors to choose from you can enhance both savory and sweet dishes with almost endless combinations. Listed below are examples of sweet and savory recipes that can be made with Amaretto coffee syrup.
Tiramisu is a wonderfully rich Italian desert made with lady finger biscuits and espresso - it is a natural fit for experimenting with coffee syrups.
6 whole eggs + 4 egg yolks
200ml Amaretto Coffee Syrup
800g Mascarpone Cheese
30 lady finger biscuits
40 ml water
Pinch Of Salt
Separate the egg whites from the yolks
Put the egg whites in one clean and dry bowl
Put the egg whites into another clean, dry bowl Vigorously stir the mascarpone until it thickens
Add the Amaretto coffee syrup to the yolks and whisk until fluffy
Add the egg yolk mixture to the mascarpone and fold them together gently
Add the pinch of salt to the egg whites and whisk until they form stiff peaks.
Add the whites to the yolks and fold together - you should make sure to stir gently otherwise you run the risk of releasing the air trapped inside the egg whites.
Take a rectangular, shallow dish and add the water with some more amaretto coffee syrup.
Put half of the lady fingers into the dish to allow them to soak up the aromatic liquid.
Spoon over half of the egg mixture over the biscuits Put the other half of the lady finger biscuits on top of the mixture to form a new layer.
Spoon the remaining egg mixture over the biscuits. Put a dusting of cocoa over the desert and put it in the fridge for a minimum of 5 hours. You can even leave it overnight to let the flavors enrich.
Amaretto Chicken Supreme
The next recipe shows how you can use the versatile amaretto coffee syrup in a savory dish - instead of using chicken supremes you can use chicken breasts.
1 cup Amaretto coffee syrup
5 supremes of chicken
3 tblsps flour
2 tsps smoked Hungarian paprika
4 cloves garlic
2 tblsps extra virgin olive oil
2 tsps freshly ground black pepper
2 tsps sea salt
1 1/2 tblsps butter
2 tblsps English mustard
1 1/2 pints of orange juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (330 for a fan oven).
Crush the garlic cloves
Mix the dry ingredients together and add to the garlic Rub the chicken supremes all over with the garlic mixture
Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan
When the oil is hot, add the chicken supremes and sear them until golden on both sides. You may need to do this in batches. Your oil must be hot enough to make the chicken supremes sizzle.
Put the seared chicken supremes into a casserole.
Add the orange juice, mustard and amaretto coffee syrup to the frying pan
Bring the pan to the boil, stirring continuously until the mixture is reduced slightly.
Add a little flour or roux as needed to help the sauce thicken.
Pour the glaze over the chicken supremes and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
Serve with mashed potato and green beans. Serves 6