Three-layered coffees just look so darn delicious. The latte macchiato as seen above is as pretty as it tastes, and can be found in cafes all over Europe. They’re not cheap (and even more expensive should you take it in a table rather than standing at the bar), but with a little perseverance, quite do-able at home.
Here’s a recipe you can try without travelling, one which thankfully does not involve any scary coffee machinery.
Latte Macchiato For Two
2 cups milk (not half and half or otherwise)
1 cup of espresso (you can use instant too)
- Warm milk slowly in a saucepan over medium heat. Be careful not to boil.
- Prepare espresso, instant or fresh.
- When milk is hot, put it in a blender and blitz for about 40 seconds until velvety and foamy.
- Pour the milk foam 2/3 full into the glasses
- Now pour the espresso VERY SLOWLY into the foam, using the back of a spoon to slow things down if needed.
- Wait about one minute – and hey PRESTO, the drink will magically and beautifully divide into 3 luscious layers.
Serve and enjoy, picturing you are under a loggia overlooking the Italian countryside.
Originally posted on September 8, 2006 @ 9:31 am