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Camp coffee?.....

Postby slimpersoninside » Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:50 pm

Any good to make coffee cake?

As I only drink espresso based coffee and use beans I don't keep instant in the house as it tends to go to waste. I do however love a coffee sponge every now and then and was thinking about using Camp. It's something I may have done in the past but can't remember :oops: .

Any help gratefully received thanks.

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Postby Suelle » Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:01 pm

It's what my mother always used! But 50+ years ago, I'd never tasted any other type of coffee, so I don't know how it would stand up in a direct comparison these days.
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Postby scullion » Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:07 pm

my great aunt always used it - to make coffee.
she also used it to flavour coffee cakes, which were always lovely.
if i need a coffee flavouring i always make up a really strong espresso and use that as i, too, don't have any instant in the house - and i always forget to buy some camp.

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Postby Earthmaiden » Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:37 pm

I bought some last year to make a coffee and walnut cake for a special occasion. It worked well, in the way that I remembered, for both cake and icing. I've still got most of the bottle left though!

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Postby jeral » Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:19 pm

I'm sure I've read a thread somewhere saying that Camp was in fact superior for coffee cakes by general consensus. There's a recipe here from the Camp coffee club and I suppose they of all people ought to know a good recipe ;)
https://www.campcoffeeclub.co.uk/recipe ... alnut-cake

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Postby Binky » Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:49 pm

It's a surprise that it's still available. I thought it had long gone, along with Caramac, Fry's Five Boys, Stardrops, Victory V lozenges and Rileys Chocolate Toffee Rolls.

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Re: Camp coffee?.....

Postby scullion » Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:20 pm

you can still get caramac, and also victory v's (worst luck) but i don't think i've ever heard of the others.

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Postby aero280 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:06 pm

You have to be very old to remember Fry's Five Boys... ;)

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Postby Stokey Sue » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:15 pm

aero280 wrote:You have to be very old to remember Fry's Five Boys... ;)


They lived in vending machines on railway stations, one of the few things my mum would hand over cash for

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Postby Pampy » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:52 pm

You can still get Stardrops too - I use it in my kitchen! https://www.starbrandsltd.co.uk/pages/stardrops

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Postby Suelle » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:57 pm

I think Camp coffee is sold in a plastic bottle now, which takes away some of the nostalgia! :D
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Re: Camp coffee?.....

Postby Suelle » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:59 pm

slimpersoninside wrote:Any good to make coffee cake?

As I only drink espresso based coffee and use beans I don't keep instant in the house as it tends to go to waste. I do however love a coffee sponge every now and then and was thinking about using Camp. It's something I may have done in the past but can't remember :oops: .

Any help gratefully received thanks.


You could buy coffee extract from the baking section, rather than any type of coffee which might not keep well.
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Re: Camp coffee?.....

Postby ZeroCook » Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:29 am

Concentrated Japanese-style iced coffee using a small fraction of water to coffee. Best, purest coffee flavour I've come across. 40g ground coffee, 60g boiling water, 60g ice. Freeze unused coffee or add 50% sugar by weight, dissolve, and fridge.
https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/202 ... offee.html

Or make some coffee extract/essence the same way as making vanilla essence - put favourite espresso, coarsely ground, in a jar or bottle and add twice the coffee volume with desired alcohol. Leave for a week or two before using.

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Re: Camp coffee?.....

Postby karadekoolaid » Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:25 am

The only camp coffee I drink these days is cooked over an open fire somewhere in the jungle. With freshly ground coffee beans :lol:
But to answer your question, slim, instead of being flippant - give it a go! Why not?

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Postby northleedsbhoy » Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:45 am

Camp coffee is great in homemade Bailey’s. Last time I made some was years ago and I finished the rest of the bottle as coffee and quite enjoyed it but there again I’m not really a coffee drinker, one cup of Kenko dark roast instant in the morning is normally my limit.

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Re: Camp coffee?.....

Postby Badger's Mate » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:43 am

Mrs B sometimes make mocha muffins using Camp. It works pretty well.

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Re: Camp coffee?.....

Postby Earthmaiden » Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:12 am

northleedsbhoy wrote:Camp coffee is great in homemade Baileys


That sounds an excellent way to use up my bottle of Camp ... :yum.

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Re: Camp coffee?.....

Postby slimpersoninside » Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:24 pm

Thank you very much :thumbsup .

I shall give it a go. It's not exactly going to break the bank if it's not all that good.

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Postby Seatallan » Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:40 pm

I use Camp coffee in cakes and muffins and I agree that it works better than proper coffee. It works for coffee ice cream and coffee meringues too. :thumbsup
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Re: Camp coffee?.....

Postby slimpersoninside » Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:25 pm

Seatallan wrote:I use Camp coffee in cakes and muffins and I agree that it works better than proper coffee. It works for coffee ice cream and coffee meringues too. :thumbsup

Now you're talking my language :lol: :lol: .

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