I was reading another blog Pioneer Woman, I have followed her blog for a few years, and recently read about this cold brew system. I was very intrigued and set about finding one. I made my first batch yesterday and it is ready today - I used a hazelnut coffee bean so that I could make a really nice flavoured ice coffee. The only problem is the weather - it's cold outside!! It is July 10th and we are 13 degrees!! Where is summer?
So the "brew" can stay in your fridge for 2 weeks and it is like a coffee concentrate that you can use cold or hot and at any strength you prefer- it says it has 63% less acid in it and it can be used for tea too.
So as soon as I can actually try it as a cold drink I will let you know, although I could have a hot coffee this afternoon and see how it is.
Sunday, 10 July 2011
I guess I have been in the dark ages - I have never heard of doing this! I have always baked cookies from scratch and yes a few times even had store bought cookies when I was in a pinch. So I thought I would give this a try - I used the Duncan Hines deluxe Carrot Cake Mix and followed the instructions on their site: http://www.duncanhines.ca/recipes/cookies-bars/dh/carrot-cake-cookies Well we all enjoyed them! They were quick and easy and yes I know not "homemade" but they really were good. I am going to try some different mixes just for fun and see how they turn out. I also didn't know that in the USA, Duncan Hines has many different kinds of cakes mixes that we don't have here in Canada. Take a look at their US website and see the different things they have. Experiment with the mixes and have fun!