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Leftover Brewed Coffee Is Key To Improving The Texture Of Yeasted Bread
Whether you prefer to use a French Press, an Aeropress, or an automatic machine for your coffee, any leftover joe can be put to use in other culinary projects.
Instead of pouring away leftover coffee, add it to yeasted bread dough for a uniquely-textured crumb structure that toasts perfectly and indeed pairs well with coffee on the side.
Consider using your leftover coffee as a one-to-one substitute for the water or liquid in a bread recipe, or replace just a portion of the liquid with coffee.
For breads, doughnuts, cinnamon buns, and other treats that use yeasted dough, brewed coffee can even yield a better rise and more nuanced crust in the finished product.
Due to the acid and hydration it provides, coffee delivers the perfect environment for gluten networks to form, creating a crisp and satisfying texture in your baked goods.
Instead of coffee waste, you’ll get warm bread with satisfying flavors that hint at an added ingredient, without overpowering each slice with a recognizable taste of coffee.