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ISO instant espresso powder

panko Sep 28, 2008 06:31 AM

have search the local loblaws, dominions, sobeys and no frills but cannot find.

need it for baking... please let me know where you have seen this product in toronto or etobicoke.

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  1. jayt90 RE: panko Sep 28, 2008 07:16 AM

    Surely the recipe author is using a simple, silly, short-cut. An ounce of real espreeso should work, or else dense drip or press coffee.

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      LovelyAsia RE: jayt90 Sep 30, 2008 11:04 AM

      Not likely - there are many recipes that want you to use instant espresso not to make into espresso and add to the recipe but instead to add espresso flavour without adding liquid - like in espresso ice cream for example.

      1. re: LovelyAsia
        jayt90 RE: LovelyAsia Sep 30, 2008 01:46 PM

        Recipes are a starting point. If there is an opportunity to avoid overprocessed powders in ice cream custard, or baking, then a shot of real espresso is going to be my substitution.

    2. Kagemusha RE: panko Sep 28, 2008 07:48 AM

      Plain old Medaglia d'Oro instant espresso is usually widely available at Loblaws, Longo's, Highland Farms. It works nicely for baking, too.

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        halugii RE: panko Sep 28, 2008 08:14 AM

        i have a sample of nescafe espresso powder in my cupboard right now .. maybe that means it's a new product?

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          julesrules RE: halugii Sep 29, 2008 08:16 AM

          I bought some Nescafe instant espresso about a year ago at Supercentre (Loblaw's).

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          cecilia RE: panko Sep 28, 2008 08:27 AM

          I got some at the Bruno's at Dundas West and Royal York. Usually the italian grocers would have them. It was a very tiny jar and very easy to miss on the shelves.

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            bigos70 RE: panko Sep 28, 2008 09:37 AM

            I too had an awful time finding it, I looked everywhere. Domino's, downstairs in the St. Lawrence Market is where I ended up getting it.

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              Mila RE: panko Sep 29, 2008 07:26 AM

              I looked forever too. Got it at Grande Cheese.

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                embee RE: panko Sep 29, 2008 07:50 AM

                Pusateri's definitely sells it, but you can undoubtedly find it cheaper someplace else.

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                  h2o RE: panko Sep 29, 2008 08:38 AM

                  Pasquale Brothers in Etobicoke had small glass jars of Italian instant espresso last time I was there.

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                    Truffles RE: h2o Sep 29, 2008 01:48 PM

                    I think I finally found it at Bonnie Stern's store.

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                      foodie_guru RE: Truffles Sep 30, 2008 08:11 AM

                      I usually find it at Highland Farms - Hwy 10 location for me.

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