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Rich, dark and perfect for getting you up in the morning, an espresso is an indispensable part of so many people’s daily regimes. To take people’s love for espresso to the next level, here are some palatable espresso-based dessert recipes shared by Lavazza India.
Espresso ‘n’ Cream Brownies
Rich cakelike brownies topped with a creamy coffee-enhanced filling and a chocolate glaze.
– 1/2 cup butter 90gm unsweetened chocolate, chopped
– 2 eggs
– 1 cup sugar
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 2/3 cup flour
– 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
– Single Shot of Espresso
– 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
– 1 cup sugar powder
– 2 tablespoons butter, softened
– 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
– 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1. In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool slightly.
2. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla; stir in chocolate mixture.
3. Combine flour and baking soda; stir into chocolate mixture.
4. Spread into a greased baking pan. Bake at 350ï¿½ for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool it.
5. For filling, take shot of espresso in cream. Add confectioners’ sugar and butter; beat just until light and fluffy (do not overbeat). Spread over brownies. Refrigerate until set.
6. In a small saucepan, combine chips and cream. Cook and stir over low heat until chips are melted. Cool slightly. Carefully spread over filling. Let stand for 30 minutes or until glaze is set. Cut into squares. Store in refrigerator.
7. Enjoy your Espresso ‘n’ Cream Brownies.
The ideal coffee for this recipe is made with Moka pot or home espresso machine.
Delectable almond-scented bites has coffee in both the macaron and the ganache.
Ingredients For macarons
– 4 egg whites
– 75g caster sugar
– 225g icing sugar
– 115g ground almonds
– 1 shot espresso
– 1 shot espresso
– A pinch of salt
– 150g dark chocolate
– 125ml double cream
1. Whisk egg whites with caster sugar in clean bowl until they form stiff peaks. Sieve icing sugar and almonds into bowl to prevent clumps.
2. Slowly fold these into egg white mixture. Incorporate espresso a little at a time. Spoon mixture into piping bag.
3. Cover baking sheets with non-stick paper or baking parchment. Pipe small circles of mixture onto parchment. Macarons don’t spread too much when baked; leave only a small gap between them.
4. When finished, tap baking sheet onto worktop a few times to help release air bubbles.
5. Leave macarons for 20-40 minutes, or until they get a nice crust; they should be dry to the touch before baking. Preheat oven to 150?/300?.
6. Heat cream in saucepan until boiling, then remove from heat and add espresso and chocolate (chopped).
7. Wait a few seconds for chocolate to melt, then stir until it forms a shiny ganache. Leave to cool.
8. Bake macarons for 20-25 minutes. They should come off the parchment easily when partially cooled.
9. When completely cool, spread ganache onto one macaron, then sandwich it with another.
10. Enjoy your Espresso Macarons.
Espresso Mug Cake
One of our single-serve espresso dessert in a cup, a microwave coffee dessert recipes.
– First you’ll need a cup. If you want it to puff up over the top of the cup, use a cappuccino one. Or if you want to dig into the cup, use a latte mug.
– Add a tablespoon of butter.
– Soften it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. Don’t melt.
– Stir in 2 tablespoons of sugar until it’s fluffy and creamy, for few seconds.
– Now you can add egg. Just use half for one espresso cake.
– Then stir in 2 tablespoons of sour cream or just heavy cream and a few drops of vanilla.
– Stir in 1/4 cup of flour and 1/8 teaspoon baking powder and shot of Qualita Rossa espresso (cold).
For crumb topping:
– In a separate bowl add 1 tablespoon butter, 2 tablespoons flour, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix it well.
– Now back to your cup. Your ingredients are all mixed up, soï¿½
– Add the crumb topping mixture to the cup.
– Then microwave it. Start with 1 minute, then do 10-20 seconds more until it’s done. It will be REALLY HOT when you take it out of the microwave.
– Sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar powder. Let it cool down for a few seconds. (IANS)
The Reformation in England is notorious for the religious impact it had on the countries of the world, and the current ongoing dispute among the various factions of Catholicism and Protestantism. Three Blind Mice, a rhyme that emerged in 1609, roughly a few years after the death of Queen Elizabeth I, is somewhat a dark reminder of the Dark Ages.
The Reformation began in England when King Henry VIII broke away from the Catholic church because he wanted to divorce his wife, to marry another woman who would bear him a male heir. His wife was a devout catholic and refused to give up her crown to another. The king decided to break away from the Papacy, from Rome, where the Catholic church reigned from. He created the Church of England, and put himself as the legal head. England broke into two factions based on religion, and after Henry's death, the country was plunged in war.
Henry's eldest daughter, Queen Mary I took the throne after her father, and propagated Catholicism, as taught by her mother. Henry's other daughter, through his second wife, Queen Elizabeth I embraced the Protestant faith. Queen Mary was always paranoid of losing her throne to Elizabeth, and she hated the Protestants because of what happened to her mother. She set about ruthlessly persecuting anyone who openly professed their faith, which led to her being known as 'Bloody Mary'.
Illustration of Christian protestants being burned at the stake Image source: wikimedia commons
History has recorded the death of three Bishops, Ridley, Lattimer, and Crammer, known as the Oxford martyrs. They were burned at stake for teaching the Protestant doctrine. The rhyme Three Blind Mice is believed to be an allegorical allusion to the incident of the bishops' execution. They are called 'blind' because of their refusal to recant their confession. Queen Mary is said to have "cut off their tales with a carving knife" and is referred to as a farmer's wife to lighten the scene for children; perhaps to also reduce the ruthlessness of the act.
Three blind mice. Three blind mice.
See how they run. See how they run.
They all ran after the farmer's wife,
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,
Did you ever see such a sight in your life,
As three blind mice (Modern version of the rhyme, Wikipedia)
Three Blind Mice is sung widely in nurseries of the world by little children, often innocent of the true story behind it.
Keywords: Three Blind Mice, Nursery Rhymes, Reformation, Persecution, England, Queen Mary
The pandemic brought about a global boom of entrepreneurship in 2020. Thousands of small businesses launched in the UK last year, and many were very successful. Some businesses started as passion projects, while others aimed to fill a hole in the pandemic market. Services and products, like at-home workouts, popped up all over social media from new and exciting businesses. The pandemic left many Brits financially unstable and scared for the future of their career. Launching their own business gave them something to focus on again and a small amount of income.
The Financial Times reported that the number of registered companies in the UK increased by 30% in 2020. As the world returns to normal, it will be interesting to see how these new businesses approach the post-pandemic world.
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If you have just set up a new business, here are some essential marketing tips to get the ball rolling:
Exploit social media
Social media is one of the most effective marketing platforms available. You can connect with a global audience for free and market your product or service to them. Post consistently and use high-quality imaging to catch your audience's attention. Engage with potential customers by replying to direct messages, comments, shares and likes. Use a few platforms to maximise your exposure and create a strong brand identity.
You can connect with a global audience for free and market your product or service to them. | Photo by Alexander Shatov on Unsplash
Network as much as you can
Networking is a vital part of business, and you can do it on and offline. Use sites like LinkedIn to connect with fellow entrepreneurs and those in different industries. Reach out to them directly and ask about their company or role. You might be surprised by how much you can learn from one conversation. Once in-person events return, you should look to make the most out of meeting people in your industry. You might find brands to collaborate with or a mentor to learn from. Make sure to hand out your business cards at the event so people can get in touch with you in the future.
Networking is a vital part of business, and you can do it on and offline. | Photo by Chris Montgomery on Unsplash
Create a blog
You need to be an expert in your industry. Create a blog and share your journey of learning to be a business owner. You can share your expertise and why you started the company, which other entrepreneurs can read and learn from. Your knowledge and experience might be extremely helpful for those just starting out. Use a range of marketing techniques to launch your business into the next phase.
Use a range of marketing techniques to launch your business into the next phase. | Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash
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One of Indias fast growing Direct To Consumer (DTC) beauty and personal care brands, MyGlamm, launches its national TVC around the message 'All Natural #NoNasties today with actress Shraddha Kapoor, who is also an investor in the brand.
Kapoor who has a great millennial and Gen Z connect introduces 'My SUPERFOODS Kajal' which has No Parabens, No Mineral Oils, No Nasties while still being long-lasting and smudge-free and made with the goodness of nature. This is followed by many girls trying applying the kajal with confidence and while highlighting the ingredients Avocado Oil, Goji Berries, Vitamin E and Sunflower Seed Oil.
Commenting on the campaign, Apratim Majumder, CMO, MyGlamm says "Women have been telling us about what they want from their beauty products for a while now. Wikimedia Commons
The brand focuses on creating quality products that are high efficacy made with all-natural and no chemicals in the formulae. his campaign follows the #TellMyGlammWhatYouWant campaign where women logged in to tell the company what they wanted from their beauty products. It aims to establish a beauty democracy by giving consumers the power to tell the brand what they want thus changing the entire experience of how women buy beauty products in India.
Commenting on the campaign, Apratim Majumder, CMO, MyGlamm says "Women have been telling us about what they want from their beauty products for a while now. We have been innovating to serve those needs with products. When they told us that they want a kajal that is not only long-lasting and smudge-proof but also takes care of their eyes, we knew we had to do this. The campaign is about telling everyone out there who told us they need a kajal that cares, MyGlamm Superfoods Kajal is here for you! The campaign debued on MyGlamm's social channels- YouTube & Instagram on September 16. (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: India, Direct beauty brands, My Glamm national, girls, kajal, confidence ingredients, Avocado Oil, Shraddha Kapoor