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Can I cook something with Coffee Creme Liqueur?

ideabaker | | Jan 2, 2009 08:55 PM

Hi everyone... I don't drink coffee, (Oh the shame!) Got a gift from friends of a Coffee Creme Liqueur (with two coffee cups, which I will likely start my tomatoes in for next year...).

The "Cafe Boheme" Coffee Creme Liqueur gift is a 750 ml bottle of something. Something that apparently tastes like coffee. Sorry, it was a gift, and I was perplexed for a moment until I remembered that beef or other meats (in the past ten years, especially) have been cooked in great restaurants with coffee flavours.

Since this Creme Liqueur will not ever be drunk by me, could I mix it with cream and peppercorns and maybe a paste of cornstarch and water with pan drippings to make an amazing steak sauce? If so, what kind of steak (I was thinking filet mignons, but then thought they are so tender that the coffee flavour would be overwhelming?

Should I just save the stuff for a hot summer's day and serve it over ice at the end of the meal?

Essentially, I have no idea what I was given. My first thoughts of uses were culinary and I know coffee tastes can enhance meat tastes... any ideas you have are generously welcomed! My fellow CHers always come through...

Thank you in advance!

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