Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Coffeemaker meals and etc.
Table of Contents
Intro: Coffeemaker meals and etc
Step 1: Coffee or tea. but
Step 2: Making beer in a coffee maker
Step 3: Making cheese
Step 4: Coffeepot oatmeal
Step 5: Coffeemaker eggs
Step 6: Grilled cheese NOT!
Intro: Coffeemaker meals and etc..
Just a couple of coffee maker options for cooking various foods. Oatmeal, eggs. and more to come.
Note: for making pasta in a coffee maker see:www.instructables.com/id/Coffee-maker-pasta/
for making soup in a coffee maker see: www.instructables.com/id/Tuna-noodle-coffepot-soup/
for making confederate coffee: http://www.instructables.com/id/Confederate-coffee-or-tea-recipe/
Idea: You can take some tomato puree or the like, add basil, onion/garlic powder, salt, pepper,and oregano then put the mixture in the coffee make to warm up and you have instant pasta sauce.
You can always poach some fish in the coffeemaker also.
Step 1: Coffee or tea. but.....
You can certainly use a coffee maker for cooking but, a coffee maker will have the taste of coffee that will not enhance the flavor of the food. You can flush out the unit a
zillion times till you get most of the taste out. Preferably you can get a separate unit that has not been used for coffee. Usually they are inexpensive. Be sure and put a
sign on the unit that says "NOT FOR COFFEE USE!!" Good luck.
Step 2: Making beer in a coffee maker.
How to brew beer in a coffee maker, using only materials commonly found
(1) electric drip coffee maker with a water-heating compartment and a hot plate
(1) wooden rolling pin (marble is too heavy)
(1) coffee filter
(1) saucepan, larger than 2 quarts
(2) 1-quart canning jars with lids
(2) 6-inch squares of cheesecloth
(2) rubber bands
(1/2 gallon) filtered-not distilled-water
1 1/4 cups regular oatmeal
1/2 to 1 cup sugar
1/4 cup or so oregano (can be used for hops)
1/2 packet of Champagne yeast or .baker’s yeast
Sanitation is key. Everything must be clean.
Grind up your ‘grains’ (but not so much that it becomes powder).
Place your ‘grains’ in coffee pot (not the filter basket, the carafe).
Run 2 cups of clean water through coffee maker and let it sit on the hot plate for an hour. This releases all the good chemicals from you ‘grains’ and creates a fluid
Strain the wort through the coffee filter and place the filter full of ‘grain’ into the filter basket. Add the ‘malt’ to the filter basket. Pour the strained liquid back into coffee
maker and add 1 cup of water.
Run the wort through the coffee maker 5 times, each time adding 1 cup of water.
Pour the wort into the saucepan and boil for 45 minutes. Two minutes before boiling is done, add the hops.
Carefully pour the wort into the canning jars.
Let the wort cool to between 60 and 70 F. Once it is cool enough to touch the outside of the jars without burning, pitched the Bakers’ Yeast into the mixture.
Seal jar with a handkerchief and rubber band over the mouth.
Store in a cool, dark place where it will not be disturbed for a week.
Results: A cool, smooth brew, flavored with whatever you found. It may be very bad, it may be good. It will be beer.
I have made cheese before using the regular methods, but I wanted to try something new. If you have a second free coffee pot you can be making your noodles at the
same time. That is if you are having a pasta meal. . This is a delicate process so you need some free time or being nearby doing other things to keep an eye on it. Using
the rennet tablet lowers the temperature to curdle the milk and separate the curds from the whey.
2 - tablespoons vinegar
1 - Rennet tablet. (Tablet can be crushed in the packet before using so ot makes it easier to dissolve.
10 - cups room temperature milk. (Do not use ice cold milk) (Number of cups depends on your coffee maker. mine is 12).
3/4 - cup water.
1 - Tablespoon salt.
With the coffee machine off pouyr the water into the resevoir.
Pour the milk into the carafe.
Add the crushed Rennet tablet.
Add the vinegar.
Turn on the coffee maker.
Water will go into the carafe. That will help get the milk up to temperature quicker.
Now you will need to let the milk do it's thing.
Watch carefully as you do not want the curds to burn on the bottom of the carafe.
Once the curds and whey are separated, turn off the coffee maker.
Take a large bowl and inver a solid cup in the bottom.
Place a pasta strainer basket on top.
lay a non-frizzy towel in the basket covering as much as you can.
Take the carafe and slowly empty the whole contents into the basket on top of the towel.
You will probably have a alot of liquid. Be careful.
Add some salt to the cheese.
Place the bowl unit in the fridge for the cheese to drain off more whey,
Whey can be used for making polenta or feeding the cats.
Use the cheese as soon as your meal is ready.
Step 4: Coffeepot oatmeal.
Normally this should be done with instant oatmeal, but 5 minute oatmeal seeded to do ok.
With coffee pot inserted, add twice as much water to the coffee reservoir as there is oatmeal. (be sure not to overflow the reservoir.
Turn on coffeepot maker.
In a "Oven proof " cup, add your oatmeal (one/half cup is a serving), sweetener and or fruit. (Do not put the oatmeal in the carafe!!)
Pour water from the coffeemaker pot into the heat proof cup until the oatmeal is well moistened, but not soupy.
Remove the carafe from the coffee maker.
Put the oven proof cup on the coffeemaker base. keep stirring until everything is well combined.
Turn off coffeemaker.
Use a larger coffee make if possible i(.e. 12 cup).
Use pasteurized eggs if possible.
Bring eggs to room temperature.
With coffeepot installed add eight or so cups of water to the resevoir.
Turn on coffeemaker.
When the reservoir is emptied, add the eggs (one or two) gently. (if the eggs crack, they will possibly be easier to peel.)
Let cook for about twelve minutes
Carefully remove the eggs with a spoon so that you do not get burned.
Turn on coffeepot maker.
Add ice to the eggs to help them cool off a bit before peeling.
Peel eggs and eat.
Note: Great for making safer mayonnaise
Step 6: Grilled cheese NOT!
This did not turn out too well. It is probably better done with an iron.
Place a piece of foil setting shiny side up. (that reflects heat better.)
Just put a touch of butter if any at all. (I put way tooooo much)
Place the butters side towards the shiny foil.
Add the cheese between the bread.
Close up the foil.
Put package on the heater plate WATCH CAREFULLY!!!!!!!!!)
After a couple of minutes turn and repeat the last step.
Remove from heater plate turn off coffee maker.
Because I used way too much butter it was all soggy, Put it in the microwave to finish.