Courtesy of Food Network Magazine
Winning Recipe: Turkish Coffee Pots de Creme
We have a hunch that most of you are taking your coffee sweet. We received hundreds of coffee-flavored desserts in our October 2009 coffee recipe contest–pies, cheesecakes, milkshakes, biscotti, puddings, cakes. But these pots de crème from Dallas reader Denise Brown were the biggest hit in the test kitchen. Denise was inspired by the strong cardamom-laced Turkish coffee that she orders at a local Middle Eastern restaurant. After much experimentation, she turned her after-dinner drink into a custard with a hint of spice: "I tested three cream-to-coffee ratios before getting it just right," Denise says. She even bakes the treats in espresso cups for the ultimate cup-of-joe experience.