Coffee Essence

Preparation info

  • Makes

    7 tablespoons

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Simple Art of Perfect Baking

By Flo Braker

Published 1984

  • About

Have this intense coffee syrup on hand to flavor buttercreams, dessert syrup, pastry cream or crème anglaise.


  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • ¼ cup hot tap water
  • 50 small (


Place the instant coffee in a small bowl, add the water and stir to combine; set aside.

Pour about half the sugar cubes into the sugar pot or saucepan. Dissolve the sugar over very low heat, swirling to distribute the heat evenly. As the sugar dissolves and liquefies, add the remaining sugar. When the sugar has completely dissolved, raise the heat to medium-high, and cook until it is a