'coffee' on Serious Eats

Let Them Eat: Coffee Coffee Cake

There is something about coffee cake in all its seemingly endless variations that I find more satisfying and comforting than any other cake. Maybe it's the image I conjure up when I hear the words coffee cake: a quiet, calm afternoon with no other company than a cup of dark, hot coffee and a big slice of buttery cake that's layered and topped with streusel and glaze. It's a bliss that's difficult to match. More

Wake and Bake: Baked Beignets with Chicory Coffee Sauce

First things first. Beignets are a deep fried yeast pastry best known for their popularity in the Big Easy. As you can read from the title, these, then, are not beignets. Indeed, I am fully aware that even calling this pastry "baked beignets" puts me at risk of being attacked from all sides by angry beignet-lovers who would probably like to drop me into a bubbling deep fryer and say, "Now that's closer to a beignet." More

Scooped: Coffee 'N Cookies 'N Cream Ice Cream

This isn't to say I don't enjoy innovation with my Oreos; I just prefer to do the innovating myself. After spending a recent afternoon dipping Oreos into a mug of milky coffee, and going through yet another caffeine and sugar high rant about how coffee and chocolate combined ARE THE BEST THING EVER, I decided to try the mix as ice cream. Well, first I took a nap. Then ice cream. Long story short: it's a keeper. More

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