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     Coffee Icecream

     Coffee Icecream

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups whole coffee beans (decaf unless you want the caffeine in your ice cream)
    • Pinch of salt
    • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
    • 5 large egg yolks
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon finely ground coffee (press grinds through a fine mesh sieve)

    METHOD

    Heat the milk, sugar, whole coffee beans, salt, and 1/2 cup of the cream in a medium saucepan until it is quite warm and steamy, but not boiling. Once the mixture is warm, cover, remove from the heat, and let steep at room temperature for 1 hour.

    Reheat the milk and coffee mixture, on medium heat, until again hot and steamy (not boiling!). In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks together. Slowly pour the heated milk and coffee mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly so that the egg yolks are tempered by the warm milk, but not cooked by it. Scrape the warmed egg yolks back into the saucepan.

    Stir the mixture constantly over medium heat with a heatproof, flat-bottomed spatula, scraping the bottom as you stir, until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula so that you can run your finger across the coating and have the coating not run. This can take about 10 minutes.


    Pour the custard through the strainer and stir it into the cream. Press on the coffee beans in the strainer to extract as much of the coffee flavor as possible. Then discard the beans. Mix in the vanilla and finely ground coffee, and stir until cool.

     

    Anzac Biscuits

    Anzac Biscuits

    In honour of our National Day of Remembrance, why not try this Aussie favourite with your next cup of St Remio tea or coffee?

     

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 1/4 cups plain flour, sifted
    • 1 cup rolled oats
    • 1/2 cup caster sugar
    • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
    • 150g unsalted butter, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons golden syrup or treacle
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons water
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda

     

    METHOD

    Preheat oven to 170C. Place the flour, oats, sugar and coconut in a large bowl and stir to combine.

    In a small saucepan place the golden syrup and butter and stir over low heat until the butter has fully melted. Mix the bicarb soda with 1 1/2 tablespoons water and add to the golden syrup mixture. It will bubble whilst you are stirring together so remove from the heat.

    Pour into the dry ingredients and mix together until fully combined. Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls and place on baking trays lined with non stick baking paper, pressing down on the tops to flatten slightly.

    Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

    Mother’s Day- Cappuccino Cupcakes

    Mother’s Day- Cappuccino Cupcakes


    In celebration of our favorite women, why not treat them to a coffee induced treat like our St Remio cappuccino cupcakes!

    Ingredients

    • 200g butter softened
    • 1 ¾ cups caster sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 2 tbsp vanilla
    • 2 ¾ cups plain flour
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • ½ cup milk
    • ½ cup St Remio coffee

     

    Frosting

    • 75g butter softened
    • 1 cup icing sugar mix sifted
    • Cocoa

     

    Method

    1. Pre heat oven to 180c. Line mini muffin tins with paper cases.
    2. Cream butter for 1min.
    3. Add half sugar and beat for 2min.
    4. Add rest of sugar and beat for 2min.
    5. Add eggs one at a time beating for 1min in between each egg.
    6. Sift flour and baking powder.
    7. Add vanilla to milk.
    8. Add 1/3 flour to butter mix and mix with beater on low speed. Beat till just combined.
    9. Add half milk, coffee and another third of flour. Beat till just combined.
    10. Add remaining milk, coffee and flour and beat till combined.
    11. Spoon into cases. Bake 10-12min.
    12. Let cool.

     

    Coffee Facts pt. 3

    Coffee Facts pt. 3

    Have you got 3.30-itis? Get yourself to the end of the day by learning 5 coffee facts that are sure to impress at tomorrow mornings coffee run.

    • Recent studies suggest there may be an association between moderate coffee consumption and a reduced risk of developed Alzheimer’s disease

    • Coffee may actually lower your risk for developing type two diabetes

    • Coffee is a red cherry before the bean inside is extracted.

    • You should never quit cold turkey. Caffeine withdrawal is a recognized mental disorder. Symptoms include headaches, changes in mood, fever, shaking, nausea, gastrointestinal distress, blurry vision, and much more. If you want to cut out caffeine, gradually decrease your intake over a month-long period. Or just don’t quit in the first place?!

    • It only takes 10 minutes for the effects of coffee to kick in after your first sip.

    St Remio Tea Time Series: Relax

    St Remio Tea Time Series: Relax

    Relax

    Life is busy. Between work commitments, family commitments, and the daily run around, time to ourselves is a rare commodity. In celebration of the St Remio nutraceutical Nespresso* tea range, we explore the idea of ‘Relaxation’ and give you some tips to gain control of your ‘you’ time!

    • Sip relaxation tea

    Instead of letting life’s stresses getting to you, why not get comfortable on the couch with a hot cup of relaxation tea. Beneficial because it includes ingredients such as orange zest (helping with insomnia), Hawthorn (helps to induce calm) and chamomile, you’ll be in a floaty state of bliss in no time.

     

    • Meditate

    Mediating doesn’t have to mean an escape to the mountains. 5 minutes of peace is sometimes all the body needs to relax, unwind and recharge. Find a quiet spot, close your eyes, concentrate on your breath and get in tune with yourself before you tackle the day ahead.

     

    • Talk to a friend

    When you’ve really got something on your mind, sometimes all it takes is talking through this with a friend. Sometimes we underestimate the power of listening, and it can take off a massive load when voicing your stress and concerns to a loved one. We get caught up in our lives and sometimes think we are alone, and this technique may be all it takes to remind us that life isn’t as hard as we sometimes work it up to be!

    • Treat yourself

    It may sound simple, but taking a moment to treat our bodies to some R&R can be just what it takes to get you off an anxiety ridden track. Massages are one of the best ways to find some ‘you’ time, and can be especially helpful to people who are constantly stressed, as our bodies and muscles take a lot of strain when you’re not feeling 100%.

     

    • Squeeze a stress ball

    Instead of strangling your co-worker on the next desk, your partner or your BFF, grab yourself a stress ball and let out all your frustrations. It’s an easy, affordable and non-drastic way to relieve all those tensions!