INTRODUCING CAFÉ AU LAIT
In France, equal parts of steamed milk and strong hot coffee are combined to make the perfect mellow beverage known as a café au lait.
Prepare this easy recipe at home and serve it at a traditional French breakfast with flaky croissants or as an after-brunch coffee with a single square of dark chocolate. Your guests will think they’ve been transported to a sidewalk café in Paris.
This recipe makes one serving but the proportions can be increased for multiple cups of this gentle pick-me-up.
In Spain, this identical drink is known as cafe con leche, while Germans call it milchkaffee. Vegans need not feel left out of this cafe au lait recipe. For those who like to eat their coffee for dessert, don’t miss this café au lait creme brulée.
MORE ABOUT THIS RECIPE OF THE CAFÉ AU LAIT
There are many variations to the café au lait. The European version, the Asian version and the other western versions of this dish are very different. The Europeans prefer to aerate the milk and create a foam from the milk to garnish before serving. Whereas the Asians prefer it skimmed and clear. However, the Americans and others prefer it either way.
One beverage and many variations are what makes the café au lait a global delicacy.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS CAFÉ AU LAIT WITH FIFA
This dessert speaks very high of the French culture and custom of being hospitable. This recipe calls for care, delicate observation and a lot of technique. There is no better French dessert that depicts and symbolises the true essence of French cuisine. The French sophistication is shown well with this beverage. Also, this recipe is simple and portrays the true spirit of their FIFA game as well. There is no better way to cheer on France in the FIFA than by sipping on the finest Café au lait.
How to create foam for step 1?