What are fired crunch coffee cubes you may ask? They are a delicious fried snack that leaves a hint of milk and coffee on your taste buds. If you’re a coffee lover then you will love this snack!
FRIED CRUNCHY COFFEE CUBES
- All-purpose flour – 3 cups 360g (plus extra for rolling and cutting)
- Sugar – ½ cup 100g
- Eggs – 1 large
- Espresso powder – 2 tsp
- Baking powder – ½ tsp
- Black coffee powder – 3 tsp
- Salt – pinch
- Coffee flavor – 1 tsp
- Milk powder – ½ cup
- Warm water – ½ cup 120g
- Unsalted butter – 1 tbsp 0.5oz
- Veg. Oil for frying – 3 cups (642g)
- In a large bowl, sieve the dry ingredients together (i.e. flour, salt, espresso powder, baking powder, milk and 2 teaspoons of the black coffee powder) and mix until combined.
- Add the remaining 1 teaspoon of black coffee powder, coffee flavor and sugar into the water, mix until dissolved and fully combined. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
- Create a well in the flour, add the egg and mix using your hands until it looks coarse. Add the butter and mix until combined.
- Create a well in the coarse flour mixture, add the water mixture in 2 portions and mix until a dough is formed. Sprinkle flour from the extra reserved, and knead the dough until it is no longer sticky.
- Place the dough in the mixing bowl and cover with a towel for about 20 minutes.
- Knead the dough a little before dividing into smaller portions. Sprinkle flour on the mixing surface and roll out dough until it is half an inch thick. Cut dough into long strips and then cut the strips into smaller cubes. Repeat this process for the remaining dough.
- Add the vegetable oil into a frying pan and place over a heat source at medium heat and bring to boil (about 5 minutes).
- Add the cubes in portions into the oil and fry for about 3 – 4 minutes or until golden brown. Keep stirring as it fries using a skewer to ensure even browning.
- Transfer the cubes into a sieve (placed on a plate) when done so any excess oil can be drained. Repeat the process for the remaining batch.
- Your coffee crunchy cubes are ready to be served.
Always sprinkle flour on your hands, the dough, and the work surface to ensure it is not sticky.
This recipe takes about 1 hour from start to finish.