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Espresso and Peanut Butter

BurtonBailey May 15, 2007 09:01 PM

Has anyone experimented with espresso (commercial machine) and pb? If so, any success, or suggestions? Thanks!

  1. BurtonBailey Jul 4, 2007 09:45 PM

    Thanks a lot guys. Great suggestions. I played around a bit and dumped the PB for Nutella. It is great and served chilled. Thanks again!

    1. Emme May 18, 2007 10:10 PM

      Mocha PB Latte
      Double shot of espresso
      1 tsp of smooth peanut butter
      Chocolate syrup
      Milk
      Combine the espresso, peanut butter and syrup. Top with steamed milk.

      Add a shot of espresso to chocolate cupcakes, then fill and/or top w/ pb frosting.

      Here's another drink for ya! http://www.grandmaberries.com/recipes.asp?ID=69

      Protein Shake http://www.mamashealth.com/recipe/shakes/peanutcoffee.asp

      This cake http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/recipe_views/views/103153

      Parfait http://www.dlife.com/dLife/do/recipe/ShowRecipe?recipeId=163

      PB Loco makes a flavor http://www.pbloco.com/Expand.asp?ProductCode=PB-ECM

      Chocolate PB Pound Cake http://www.floras-hideout.com/recipes...

      1. KaimukiMan May 16, 2007 11:24 AM

        How about a chocolate/espresso cake with a peanutbutter/espresso frosting?

        1. PseudoNerd May 16, 2007 09:02 AM

          My favorite shake has pb and coffee (usually with coffee ice cream or coffee and ice cream), so I don't see why you could blend it with espresso instead of or in addition coffee.

          Or by "experimenting" did you mean just sticking a spoonful of pb in a cup of espresso and stirring it? You certainly couldn't put pb in the machine...

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            Panini Guy May 15, 2007 09:08 PM

            I haven't personally, but it's worth noting that both Troy Reynard (Cosmic Cup, Easton, PA) and Jay Caragay (Spro, Towson, MD) employed a PBJ theme as their signature drinks in the Mid
            Atlantic Barista Competitions, this past March. Jay advanced to the finals with his. You can Google either for contact info and I imagine they'll be happy to discuss.

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            1. re: Panini Guy
              John Manzo May 16, 2007 11:19 AM

              This actually sounds like a decent sig drink idea, potentially. So many of them sound, frankly, disgusting- lemon curd in espresso? Ginger syrup? Bob Blumer participated in the Canadian Barista Championships for a Food TV-Canada show (it might be on in the US too) called "Glutton for Punishment," and despite his being coached in boot camp for a week with none other than Sammy Piccolo, his latte art (for example) was pretty laughable- thing is, he is a CHEF and as he said, he knows food and the baristas do not. His sig drink was a spicy chocolate concoction and he actually ended up coming in third. Espresso marries well with a lot of flavours but some of the barista champ ones (including most of those I read about at the USBC earlier this month) are very poory thought out.

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                Panini Guy May 16, 2007 01:06 PM

                One of our baristas did a ginger drink in the regionals and the USBC (no, Matt's not one of ours). It was surprisingly good. Used a tiny amount of ginger preserves muddled with espresso and topped with a ginger cream (which was outrageously good on its own) in a chocolate/ginger-rimmed cordial glass. I don't know if I'd order that off a menu, but having tasted a few, it's really pretty good.

                Had heard about the Canadian thing... some folks seemed pretty P.O.'d about an interloper making the finals..

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              Jimmy Buffet May 15, 2007 09:03 PM

              Mixed in?

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