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Sep 9, 2011 11:36 AM

Leftover espresso and rum mixture

I made tiramisu and had a lot of leftover espresso and rum mixture from dipping the ladyfingers. It's a high quality espresso and a really nice rum...I feel dumping 2-3 cups down the drain would be a waste (yeah, I had a lot leftover). I don't really enjoy coffee that much, so drinking it is not an optimal option. I took it and froze it. What's a girl to do?

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  1. i always add esperesso powder, and frequently rum or bourbon to anything i bake that is chocolate. you could use your mixture like that. it adds a nice depth of flavor without standing out above the cake or brownie. beware your liquid proportions. did you freeze it as a batch? if so, thaw and refreeze as ice cubes, which would give you about 1 or 2 Tablespoons of goodness. it's also not something that goes off -- it doesn't need to be frozen.

    you can also use it in bread puddings or custards.

    1. Zeppole!

      Espresso and Rum zeppole would make for killer breakfasts!

      1. Most bacon jam recipes call for a cup of coffee, and I can't imagine the rum flavor hurting anything at all.... (plenty of on-line recipes)

        1. if it'll scratch up with a fork, it would be a nice granita, assuming it freezes correctly.