what is it?
Instant espresso powder, though it doesn't make the greatest
cup of joe, is a delicious addition to baked goods and sweets of all kinds.
Espresso is a natural partner with rich flavors like chocolate, nuts, and
caramel, and boosts flavor in cookies, pies, tarts, cakes, dessert sauces, and
Espresso powder is made by grinding the beans, brewing the espresso, and then
taking the already-brewed grounds and drying them. These dried ground are then
crushed further into a very fine powder. You can make your own instant espresso
powder by drying and grinding the grounds yourself, or you can buy one of many
don't have it?
You can substitute regular instant coffee, preferably a dark
roast. When cooking or baking, instant coffee will yield the same results, but
it may lack the rich, roasted flavor of espresso.
In a real pinch, you can substitute very finely ground
coffee or espresso, but use less since these grounds haven't been brewed.