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Jan 25, 2012 07:49 AM

What to do with leftover coffee?

I live in a household that hates reheated coffee with a passion. As a result, whenever leftover coffee gets cold, it's thrown away. Any suggestions for using leftover coffee for cooking?

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    1. My mother used to deglaze the cast-iron pan after frying steaks (to a nice shoe-leather, well done) then thicken with starch for a gravy.

      I don't know if its urban legend or even the possible benefits, but I heard of coffee enemas (I don't know if this qualifies as "for cooking"...)

        1. In warm weather, I refrigerate for a tall iced coffee at the pool after work. You can make ice cubes out of some to ice aforementioned coffee w/o diluting.

          The gravy sounds good too. I will be trying that soon.

          1. Yes! You can use it in chocolate cake recipes.
            Or freeze in cubes for iced coffee (which I know is not remotely the best way to make iced coffee, but is the easiest).