You've probably seen (or used) a French Press to make coffee, but this handy little tool can do lots of other things too.
I'm sure you already know a few.
I love using a French Press; it feels luxurious, yet simple. (Although, I did recently break mine. That was not fun!).
Uses for a French Press
If you have a French Press, perhaps you'd like to try a few of the following:
You already know this one. But, I can't leave it off the list. A French Press makes great coffee. It's important to grind the coffee so it is a somewhat coarse grind, not too fine. Use about 1 tablespoon per cup of water and leave the plunger up for about 3 minutes.
I love to use my French Press to make tea. I enjoy seeing the loose herbs floating around in the water while the tea brews.
You'll need about 1 teaspoon per cup of water.
One note about tea, only make as much as you will drink fairly soon. The leaves will continue to steep with any water remaining in the press, which could result in bitter (or overly strong) tea.
I haven't tried this yet, but recently read that this was possible. It won't whip the cream to the same consistency as a beater would, but it will work in a pinch!
Read more here: How to use a French Press to make whipped cream!
Rehydrate dried foods
If wanting to plump up dried mushrooms, dates, or any other small amount of dried food, add it to the press and cover with water. Leave for allotted amount of time for that particular food.
I'm sure there are many other uses!
Do you use a French Press? If so, is there anything special you like to make in it?
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