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Recipe: Sweet Coffee-Glazed Pork Chops & Midnight Coffee Cake

A savory and a sweet to represent National Coffee day which is Wednesday Sept. 29th

NEW ORLEANS — Chef Kevin Belton is in the kitchen this morning with a savory and a sweet to represent National Coffee day on Wednesday, Sept. 29.

Sweet Coffee-Glazed Pork Chops

Credit: Chef Kevin Belton

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (1 inch thick and 6 ounces each)
  • 1 tsp. Creole seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. Creole mustard
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Directions:

  1. Sprinkle pork chops with Creole seasoning, thyme, and salt. In a large skillet, brown chops in oil. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half.
  3. Return pork chops to skillet. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until meat is tender, 10-12 minutes, turning once. Serve with sauce.

Midnight Coffee Cake

Credit: Chef Kevin Belton

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. confectioners' sugar

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Add the eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar. If you would like, you can serve with ice cream and/or whipped cream.

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