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Coffee Makers are the Only Thing you need to make a Four Course Meal!

30 July 2017 | Jillian Cheong

Other than the obvious purpose of making your daily cup of Joe, the one-trick appliance has multipurpose uses particularly when it comes to making a meal.

A four course meal can be broken down into: appetizer, soup or salad, entrée, and dessert. Now you too can be the next office chef sensation Ms. Yeah by following a step by step guide below on how to prep each course with only a coffee maker!

"Now you too can be the next office chef sensation Ms. Yeah"

First Course

Start off the course with a simple appetizer to tantalize your taste buds. Garlic breads are not only the most common type of appetizer served in fancy restaurants, but it is easy to make too! The coffee maker's burner acts as a miniature grill which is just enough to heat up the bread. Follow the steps below:

  • Place an aluminium foil over the coffee maker's burner
  • On top of it, place the slice baguette and sprinkle some chopped garlic and dried parsley onto it. Drizzle some olive oil for taste.

Second Course

Typically, the second portion of a four course meal would include a side dish for the main entrée which is either a salad or a soup. But, we can leave the salad making for later and focus on making the soup. As long as it is liquid, it can be made in the coffee maker. Impress your friends with this zesty herb soup by following the directions below:

  • Just like making coffee, place a filter in the filter basket. Add thyme, bay leaves, lemon zest, garlic, ginger, and peppercorns into it and close the filter.
  • Fill the coffee maker with 6 cups of water.
  • Once that is completed, add the vegetables and chicken into the coffee pot. You may add in additional seasoning such as salt, coriander, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, curry powder, and butter.
  • Switch the brew setting on and allow the filtered soup to drip into the coffee pot to heat the vegetables and chicken.

Third Course

When it comes to cooking, it does not necessary have to be tedious. This gourmet-looking poached salmon with steamed couscous and broccoli is easy to prepare with just three quick steps!

  • Cut the broccoli into small pieces and steam it in the coffee maker's filter basket.
  • Add half a cup of water in the Carafe and pour in the couscous. Leave it in there for at least 5 minutes.
  • Once that is done, pour out the cooked couscous. Place the salmon in the carafe with a quarter of water and allow it to sit until it is opaque and flaky.

Fourth Course

As they say, everyone has another stomach for dessert. So no matter how full you are, there is always space for a sweet treat. The best use for a coffee pot is chocolate fondue where you could also share with your loved ones! Here's how to do so:

  • Heat up a cup of cream milk in the coffee pot for 15 minutes.
  • Add in the chopped up chocolate bars and stir it until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Finish with slicing up strawberries, bananas, and cake pieces.

Now anyone can be chef just by owning a coffee maker. Who knew it could be so simple? Check out these coffee makers below so that you can brew up a storm in your kitchen.

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