Well, I have officially had the last class and the last test for my course.
Hallelujah! (Now for a month of unpaid interning, yayy…)
So, how about a coffee recipe (Caramelized Honey Latte anyone?) and chat about life lately?
Maybe some of you have noticed, but Petite Panini has been down a few times since the beginning of the year. Some days it’s just really…slow.
This is called cheap cheap web hosting, and since I am a student with not much expendable income, well it’s all that was in the budget.
But it’s also come to my attention that there were some other issues going on with it as well, so I am hoping to make some changes as soon as possible.
This means… better hosting aka no more down time (hopefully!) and while I am at it I’ve been looking at redesign for the site as well.
I am so excited about the idea. It’s like trading in a car for a newer, better, less hassle-ridden one.
When I started this blog, I didn’t really know what I liked in a website, or how if you don’t know much about web design, getting a theme that does what you want from the get-go is kind of important.
I’m still happy with the site as a beginner blog, but I am ready to upgrade.
So, that is what I’ll be working on for the next little while, and I will share more when I have some more concrete plans!
Now! Onto the recipe!
It’s super simple, and super yummy.
Have you ever caramelized honey? I had not, but I was like you can caramelized/brown pretty well anything. It deepens the flavours and adds a complexity that is out of this world.
Honey is no exception. A little bit in a pan with a touch of water, and lemon juice to keep it from crystallizing. Bring it to a simmer and watch it turn this gorgeous amber brown.
Add the caramelized honey to some warm milk, a splash of vanilla and steam/whisk/froth until it is like the perfect coffee house latte dream.
Add to brewed coffee and away you go.
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 teaspoon water
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 cup milk
- dash of vanilla
- 2 mugs of brewed coffee (For you and a friend of course.)
- Bring honey, lemon juice, and water to a simmer for 2 minutes over lowered heat, stirring constantly, until browned and nutty smelling. Pour into a small dish and set aside.
- Brew coffee and pour into mugs.
- In a saucepan add milk, and vanilla, warm until hot, then add honey, whisking until combined.
- Now for frothing either whisk until it is frothy, or add warmed milk mixture to a french press and pump it until you get full super frothy milk. (I am assuming you don’t have a fancy espresso machine, if you do this will be all the easier for it.)