Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tall Non-Fat Latté with "Toast Dope"

Tall Non-Fat Latté with This is what gets me out of bed: the anticipation of a tall non-fat latté to warm and wake me up. Slowly sipping my coffee while reading email or the newspaper is a decadent way to start my day. Many years ago, my husband gave me an espresso machine for Christmas, and it was the best $300 we've spent. I use it every day, sometimes more than once a day. Although the grinder died about a year ago, and it's starting to leak water, I've been able to feed my daily caffeine addiction.

I have always sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top (and I can't understand why Starbucks doesn't have cinnamon sugar as one of their options at the bar). When Mary Lou mentioned this recipe on Twitter, I knew I would have to make a large supply.

Latté toolsRecipe

From eGullet as recommended by @mlbatt on Twitter

Ingredients for 2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons raw sugar
Zest of 1 orange
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg

Mix together and sprinkle on toast or a latté. Store in the refrigerator.

Tall Non-Fat Latté with
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Audrey said...

Let's's cold, it's raining, it's the end of the day...what do I (now) want right this very minute? mmmm.

Steph said...

I like the sound of orange zest in the cinnamon sugar!

Anonymous said...

i thought i'd just let you know that starbucks does have cinnamon sugar topping, they call it cinnamon dolce. u can just ask for the sprinkles on any latte. but this sounds so good, they should pick up this recipe.

Shelby said...

This makes me want to buy the espresso machine ASAP! I could probably afford it considering how much I spend on lattes at work!

shanna said...

Oh. my. gosh. Beautiful!

Joie de vivre said...

It's so pretty how you made the sprinkles in that design! What a great way to start your day!

Unknown said...

looks inviting in cold days. our weather is pretty much the opposite of yours. we're in the cold desserts or icy pops kind of thing while you're having hot desserts and hot cuppa hehehe

Anonymous said...

YUM! That looks awesome - in fact, I could go one now! I've been trying to drop a lot of hints to my partner that I'd love a coffee machine for Christmas but I'm not sure if he's getting the hints...

Altaf said...

I'm a caffine addict too. your post is warming...and i like your bblog too.

Sandy Smith said...

This is just gorgeous. It may be inspiration enough for me to dig out my espresso machine and find some counter space for it! I Stumbled you!

thecelticcookinshanghai said...

Can't wait to try this. I used to have a great little coffee place in Glasgow where they did latte with a hint of chilli. Great on a cold day. Love your blog.

Jerry said...

This looks great!

grace said...

i used to work at a barnes and noble cafe (where, incidentally, i became addicted to caffeine), and i often suggested adding a shaker of cinnamon sugar to the bar. they never listened. :)

pam said...

One..I want an espresso maker, and two...I love the addition of orange to the cinnamon and sugar.

Shari said...

audrey - It's a nice treat to help warm you up!

steph - The orange zest adds the extra zing.

giana - I've had the cinnamon dolce latte, and it's delicious!

honeyB - I think owning a latte machine is much more affordable, although you do have to pay for the espresso beans.

shannalee - Thanks!

joie de vivre - I have a few stencils for this purpose. Makes it taste even better. ;)

arfi - Oh, can I come live where you live now?!

anonymous - Thanks!

katie - Hope Santa brings it for you, then!

latifa - Thanks!

sandy - You're so sweet to stumble me! Thanks!

jacqui - Chili is a nice idea to sprinkle on a latte. I'll have to try that!

jerry - Thanks!

grace - They should have listened to you!

pam - It is good. :)

Thanks, guys!