Coffee parties may not sound like an obvious Christmas treat – but it might be! We give you 5 ideas on how to use your coffee breaks to create Christmas delights while reducing food waste.
Christmas is often a time when we treat each other, and not least our guests, a little extra. They are baked, fried and brewed in great style in the country’s canteens, catering kitchens and restaurants.
But what do you do with all your leftovers?
In the service of the environment (and your economy), we want to give inspiration on how to minimize your kitchen’s food waste by using the coffee remnants for evocative Christmas treats.
Here are ideas for Christmas delights with coffee leftovers:
No December without Confection. Use a coffee residue and soak 200 grams of chopped prunes so they are just covered in coffee. Let it cool for at least 5 hours and mix it in 200 grams of marzipan and 1 dl of icing. Roll to balls and coat with white chocolate and roll in coconut flour. Come on. in different colored small confectionery molds.
With coffee and orange
Celebrate it’s advent and serve warm and pleasant meeting surprises. Get some cold coffee in a mug and top with hot chocolate and orange cream at the top. Come on. a cinnamon stick in as a stirring stirrer.
Make it taste of Christmas. Use coffee as a flavoring in marinades for brushing, for example, Christmas chops or Christmas roasts. 2 kg lends itself well to being brushed in a marinade of 1 liter of coffee, 1 tbsp. coarse mustard, 1 minced onion, 2 tbsp. brown brown sugar, 2 tsp. fennel, 2 tsp. bumped anise and 2 tbsp. chili oil. Marinate or brush the meat along the way in the frying process. Perfect for eg the Christmas classic green cabbage.
With banana and cardamom
Use the brown bananas and leftover coffee for this delicious coffee shake. Get 2 cups of cold coffee, 1 cup of milk, 1 tbsp. cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp. cardamom, 1 banana in slices, 2 dates in slices, 1 pinch of salt and a handful of ice cubes in a blender. Blend, serve and dish with Christmas straws – and perhaps with a few whole espresso beans on top.
Set aside time for more cozy Christmas times during December, and for example, put a sweet dot on the work week. Use a leftover pepper nut in combination with a coffee residue. Pour the pepper nuts with the coffee so that they are completely covered and place it in the bottom of a glass. Then add a layer of ginger vanilla mascarpone. Get cocoa powder on top or tangerine boats. Haps for a sweet go-home dessert, made on a leftover coffee!