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Happy Coffee Day!

Posted in Caro Diario.(dear diary..), coffee, cucina, cucina povere, Culinary Art, and Uncategorized

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons


copyright 2012 Art of Living, PrimaMedia,Inc/Maria Liberati

You may not be aware but ….today is Coffee Day! Celebrate by making a glorious special coffee for breakfast or even an after dinner coffee..or just a plain coffee to wake you up will do!

What is it about this great, stimulating elixir that has produced such a culture of coffee bars, shops, brands,aficionados, and just plain coffee lovers…

Viennese Coffee

from The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays & Special Occasions- 2nd edition and The Art of Christmas Dinner  copyright 2011 and 2012, Art of LIving, PrimaMedia,Inc/ Maria Liberati  )

serves 4

* 4 ounces of dark chocolate– melted

* 1/2 cup of whipping cream

* 4 cups of dark espresso or espresso style coffee

* 1 tsp sugar

* powdered cocoa

* dash of  cinnamon

In large heat proof pitcher – blend cream and melted chocolate till creamy.  Add in boiling hot coffee, sugar, stir and divide into 4 coffee cups, top with some whipped cream, dash of powdered cocoa and dash of powdered cinnamon..don’t forget the Mozart!


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