Cookin' With Leo
Aztec Annie’s Superbowl Coffee
OK, so all the big playoff games are coming up plus the Superbowl, so here is a bit of brew to keep all the watchers you invited over to see your brand new big, big, big screen TV, calm, cool, collected, and sober, while the players jump out at them and practically land in their laps. A cup or two of this calming coffee can be quite comforting. Well, on the other hand the games are not too calming or comforting to the rooters of the losing teams, but then a good cup of hot strong coffee will soothe the nerves of all supporters, pro and con and whoever.
Well, of course I obtained this coffee recipe from My Dear Sweet Italian Fairy Godmother’s pal Aztec Annie. She happened to be flitting about one day on the back patio. Soon she flipped into a nearby chair and gave out with a big sigh.
“Gee, I’m sure glad to see you around here Annie, but what’s wrong”? I asked,
“Oh, I jest get tired of that stupid job I got, guarding the Fountain Of Youth, what nobody can find anyway after some stupid Spanish Conquistadors lost the only map that Good King Acamapichti ever made.”
“Well Annie, who guards the place while you are up here shooting the breeze with me?”
“Oh, nobody really, jest a few poison snakes, some boa constrictors, wild animals and other pals of mine, who like to hang out.”
“Good, you can bet I’ll never go near the place. So, what else is new Annie?”
“Oh, maybe I jest give you a Christmas and New Year gift of some of my good coffee what grows near me an’ hardly nobody find that either.”
“That sounds nice and the best of the New Year to you too, Annie”.
And with that she flew off into the sunset and now I have some great coffee beans and a great coffee recipe.
Aztec Super Bowl Coffee
¾ cup of a good dark roast coffee, ground to the specs of your coffeemaker.
1 tsp cinnamon and some extra for dusting
1 cup Half and Half
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Whipped cream for topping
6 cinnamon sticks for stirrers.
How to do it:
Place the coffee and the cinnamon into the brew basket of your coffee maker and brew according to its directions with 6 cups water. Place the Half and Half, cocoa powder and brown sugar in a sauce pan and simmer on low, just enough to melt the sugar and mix the cocoa powder with the Half and Half., stir so that nothing sticks and make sure all is dissolved. Stir the brewed coffee into the Half and Half mixture and then divide into 6 coffee mugs. Top with whipped cream and use a cinnamon stick for a stirrer.
And A Happy New Year To All!
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