Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ooolala - coffee with an extra kick

Using up the remainder of my Peets espresso grind Italian roast, it seemed a little strong. I thought back to my favorite afternoon drink in Provence, the cafe noisette, a small cup of espresso with a dollop of rich cream. Not having any cream on hand, just my ordinary 1 percent milk, I foamed it up and, playing off the literal meaning of noisette, added a shot of Torani hazelnut syrup. Umm, that hit the spot. Noisette, although it means hazelnut in French, refers to the color of the drink rather than the flavor. But I love the flavor of hazelnuts as well.

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