Make Your Own Espresso Powder
If you do much baking with chocolate, you probably know that many recipes call for a small amount of espresso powder. The reason is that a bit of espresso powder significantly enhances the chocolate flavor in cakes, brownies, etc., without causing your treat to have a mocha flavor.
- Used coffee grounds (the amount you use will determine how much espresso powder you end up with)
Preheat oven to 170° F, or lowest setting if above 170°F
Spread used coffee grounds on foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 2 to 3 hours until grounds are dry and slightly crunchy.
Transfer to coffee grinder, and process to a fine powder.
Store in airtight container.
Yield: Depends on the amount of coffee grounds you start with.