Saturday, February 16, 2013

22nd Stop Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian Iced Coffee. See that gravel up in that glass? That's part of the deal and it is good. In fact, I think I have finally found a rival for my Starbuck's addiction. That's saying a lot, because I am that person who will spend an entire Saturday trying to emulate a Starbuck's recipe in my kitchen.  I have the blog writers at Scarlet Lillies to thank. I'm not going to be dishonest...if I find a coffee recipe that might represent the country (and by "might" I know I am being flexible) I am visiting...then the coffee recipe has a 90% chance of winning over an actual dessert, like Bosnian Poached Apples, or other bakery item recipe. I love coffee that much. 




I think because the coffee is so super-finely ground, and then brewed over the fire for a good 20 minutes, the flavor rivals a good espresso that could be added to an iced coffee.


Look at that gravel brewing:


I let this chill in the fridge overnight so I could enjoy the concoction the following morning. (Plus, if you're going to make an iced coffee, the coffee does need to chill.)



Here it is chilled. I ended up with about half a cup of chilled coffee. Next time I will double the recipe.

      The chilled milk right before I try to froth it.

Now coffee has been merged into the frothy milk.

I added a drizzle of chocolate for good measure

I gulped all of this up in probably less than five minutes. Thank you, again, Scarlet Lillies. This recipe is a delight.  My apologies if any part of this doesn't seem like authentic coffee from Bosnia and Herzegovina.  But I can't help but think folks out there might like this, too!


  1. You are so kind to leave a message. I have a feeling we are coffee buddies for sure!!!! Thank you and it was good! I will make a double batch this weekend. (The weather is calling for it.)