Orange Coffee

My mother used to make orange tea. She would save all the peels from the oranges we are and then proceed to brew tea with it.

When I picked coffee as a theme for this week’s blogging marathon, I thought I could try coffee with orange.

Then I found this recipe and went ahead with it.

So here goes –

For 2 glasses


Instant coffee              2 tsp

Brown sugar                 1-2 tbsp

Orange zest                  2-3 tsp

Ground all spice          1/4 tsp

Ground cinnamon      a pinch

Water                              2 1/2 cups


  • Boil the water
  • Mix all the other ingredients in a bowl
  • Pour the water into the bowl and mix well
  • Stir until all the ingredients are dissolved
  • Taste and adjust for sugar, if needed
  • Chill for a couple of hours
  • Enjoy!


This is my entry for the Blogging Marathon under the theme – Drinks three way.


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It’s probably the most popular version of coffee. When you are not sure what to order, it’s usually a cup of cappuccino. It’s really easy to make and can be sipped in the luxury of your favorite chair.

So here goes –

Serves 2

Recipe source here.


Warm brewed coffee                        1 cup

Milk                                                       1 cup    

Cinnamon stick                                 1

Sugar                                                      1 tbsp


  • Heat the milk and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan.
  • Once it comes to boil, simmer and let it remain for ten minutes and switch off the gas.
  • Pour the coffee in a cup and add sugar.
  • Pour the milk from a reasonable height so that the coffee can froth.
  • Else, you can blend all the ingredients till it froths
  • Enjoy


This is my entry for the Blogging Marathon under – Drinks, three way.

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As a typical Tamilian, I know only one kind of coffee and that is, of course, The filter coffee. Once you are used to that, it’s almost impossible to like anything else. So I find it hard to enjoy any coffee in the innumerable cafes and coffee chains. So my usual rule is to have coffee at home and tea outside.

When the drinks theme came up in Blogging Marathon, I thought I should try making these coffee varieties at home and maybe I will like them better. Well, I did like them better but filter coffee still rules.

So here is the recipe for Mocha with milk and cocoa, from here.

For 1 cup of coffee


Hot brewed coffee                               3/4 cup

Unsweetened cocoa powder             1 tbsp

Sugar                                                        1 tbsp

Milk                                                          3 tbsp

  • Pour the hot coffee into a mug.
  • Add the cocoa, sugar and milk.
  • Stir well till the sugar is dissolved.
  • Enjoy!


  1. The sugar and milk can be adjusted to suit your taste. If you are reducing sugar, then also reduce cocoa powder accordingly.


This is my post for the Blogging Marathon under – Drinks, three way.

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Cinnamon Coffee Cake

I woke up today with a longing for a coffee flavored cake. Numerous attempts at Google-ing did not yield any satisfactory result and I was on the verge of giving up when I came across this recipe. Voila! My taste buds were going to get exactly what they wanted. Hurrah!
The best part of the recipe was that it was given for one cup of flour. Usually recipes are for bigger cakes. The flour quantity required is 2 or 3 cups. That works out to be too large for my husband and me and more importantly it does not let me bake as frequently as I want. Usually I am using all my arithmetic knowledge to divide the rest of the ingredients with regard to one cup flour and that is one of the reasons my cakes or breads don’t turn out exactly the way it should. There are few errors and they are few notches short of perfection.
So the one cup of flour in the ingredients was all it took for me to rush into the kitchen and pull put my mixing bowl. This recipe is easy and very tasty.
I did not make too many changes to it except that I added half a tsp of cinnamon. I am not putting down the recipe here since it is exactly the one I used with the addition of cinnamon. Plus that blogpost has a more elaborate recipe with pictures and I am sure that would be easier to follow. So here is the picture of my yummy cinnamon coffee cake! The husband could not wait till I clicked a picture…so it’s only half the cake. I know it has sunk…that was because I left it on for a longer time when I was preheating my oven. Silly mistake! But that has no impact on the taste 🙂


1. The cinnamon I added (which was not part of the original recipe) worked well with the coffee flavor
2. It took 45-50 minutes for my cake to be done
3. I did not have 60 gms of butter available. So I used 52 gms of butter and 10 gms of sunflower oil.

Happy Baking!