Espresso glossary and espresso recipes
By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen
A complete guide to the world of espresso, plus 6 espresso recipes to use up every last drop.
- Peppercorn Steaks
- Steaks with Mushroom Shallot Sauce
- Mustard Garlic Flank Steak
- Grilled Flank Steak with Pebre
- Steak with Mushrooms
- Steak with Mushrooms
- Braised Rolled Flank Steak
- Mexican-Style Rib Eye Steaks and Peppers
- Fish Tacos With Mango-Avocado Salsa
- Steak Tacos With Pebre Salsa
- Lemongrass Chicken Tacos
- Lemony Penne With Chicken and Artichokes
- Orange-Glazed Pork Chops With Hazelnut Green Beans
- Tofu Noodle Stir-Fry
- Farfalle With Prosciutto and Olives
- Shrimp With Edamame Succotash
- Linguine With Tuna and Mushrooms
- White Bean Salad With Seared Steak
Impress with your barista skills (expert in preparing espresso) by offering guests their favourite specialty coffee, as defined by Breville, who manufactures espresso machines.
• Espresso: Intense and aromatic, or short black as it's also known. Uses about 7 g ground coffee to about 30 mL water in a small cup or glass.
• Long black: Generally served as a standard espresso with hot water added to taste.
• Macchiato: Shot of espresso served in a small demitasse cup and "stained" with a dash of finely frothed milk.
• Cappuccino: One-third espresso, one-third steamed milk and generous third creamy froth served light and lukewarm.
• Classic Cafe Latté: One-third espresso to two-thirds milk made with single shot of espresso. Top with steamed milk poured down inside rim of glass to give creamy consistency and perfect layer of froth.
• Con Panna: Means "with cream." This dresses a double shot of espresso with dollop of whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon.
Enjoy cooking with espresso with our Tested Till Perfect recipes.
This rich liqueur has an intense flavour that coffee lovers will savour. Sip it on its own or in mixed drinks, such as the White Russian Cocktail.
Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, espresso or double-strength coffee, coffee liqueur and sugar. Shake vigorously to blend and chill. Strain in...
Chocolate Espresso Torte
Cocoa powder gives this soft, fudgy cake deep colour and intense flavour. The cake may sink slightly in the centre. If this happens, just turn it over...
Double Espresso Brownie Bars
Give your favourite java head a double shot of espresso: a brownie made with espresso and topped with a chocolate-covered espresso bean.
Chocolate Espresso Angel Cake
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In bowl, sift flour with 3/4 cup of the sugar; sift again into separate...
Two-Tone Chocolate Espresso Panna Cotta
Appealing to adult tastes, this make-ahead dessert just waits in the refrigerator to show off its spectacular flavour.