Showing posts with label Breakfast. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Breakfast. Show all posts

Monday, February 8, 2016

Mardi Gras Doughnut Holes

Fat Tuesday is almost upon us, and it is time to celebrate with some Mardi Gras Doughnut Holes! These deep fried doughnut holes are full of flavor with cinnamon and nutmeg in the mix, and then they are dunked in a clear glaze and sprinkled with purple, green and gold sanding sugar. Tradition states that the color purple stands for justice, the gold for power, and the green for faith. So, as they say in New Orleans, "Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! (Let the good times roll)!

Donuts, green, yellow, and purple
Mardi Gras Doughnut Holes
 printable recipe
 (makes 2 dozen)
3 1/4 cup Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
2/3 cup Milk
1/4 cup Butter, melted
2 Eggs, beaten
2/3 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Oil for frying
Glaze 
1 cup Confectioner's Sugar
2 cup Milk
1-2 tablespoon Water
Green, Purple, and Gold Sanding Sugar

flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg
  Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl.
wet mix, melted butter, milk
In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and milk.
main mix, eggs, sugar
 In a large bowl combine the eggs and sugar. Mix until thick.
mixing together, wet, dry
Add the dry mix and wet mix alternately to the egg mix. Beat just until combined after each addition. Cover dough and chill in the fridge for 2 hours. 
frying the doughnuts
Place oil in pan and use a thermometer to gauge your temperature. I kept my oil right at 350 degrees. Any hotter, and the outside would be golden brown, but the insides were still batter. I used a    teaspoon scoop. Drop it into the hot oil  by placing the scoop right along side the side of the pan. This will ensure minimal splattering. The batter will expand and get larger as they fry. Fry for 2 minutes. Check the doughnuts, just like a cake. Pull them from the oil and inserted a toothpick in them. I found that they always needed the two minute cook time. 
doughnut holes, right from the fryer
Place on a paper towel to drain. Let sit until you are done frying.
glazing the doughnuts
Make the glaze. Only add the water if it is needed to thin the mix. Roll the doughnuts in the glaze. Use a toothpick to move them. Place them on a cooling rack with paper underneath to catch the drips. Sprinkle sanding sugar on top of each doughnut, and let dry.
Doughnut Holes for Mardi Gras
Enjoy your Mardi Gras Doughnuts! 
Laisserz les bons temps rouler!







King Cake Cupcakes


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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Fresh Strawberry Breakfast Parfait / #FLStrawberry / #SundaySupper

Strawberries in the winter! Can you believe it? As a little girl growing up, we seldom had fresh fruit in the winter. It was unheard of. When I would have a craving for strawberries and there was snow on the ground in Ohio, I was told to "wait for summer"! Ugh, do you know how long that is when you are 8 years old? F-o-r-e-v-e-r!  But now I am an adult and one of the things I am loving~Fresh from Florida Strawberries! And I mean FRESH!, and in the winter! I can enjoy A Taste of Summer All Winter Long! These strawberries are amazing. I tasted them and I immediately had to make this Fresh Strawberry Breakfast Parfait. It is such a great way to start your day. This recipe contains 8 strawberries, which just so happens to be enough to fullfill your Vitamin C requirements for the day, and they are only 50 calories! You can find out more about Florida Strawberries from Strawberry Sue!


This post is sponsored by the Florida Strawberry Growers Association in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.


Fresh Strawberry Breakfast Parfait

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Southwestern Breakfast Bowl/#FoodieExtravaganza

Are you a breakfast person? If you are not, this Southwest Breakfast Bowl will probably make you one!  I wasn't always big on eating breakfast, but over the last few years it has become the meal I look forward to the most. I love sitting down at the table with the morning sun streaming in through the window, planning my schedule for the day, and enjoying this tasty good-for-me Southwestern Breakfast Bowl. This breakfast bowl starts with a 1/2 of a sandwich thin, and builds up with cheese, eggs, and pepper. Add some side condiments and avocado slices, top with cheese and avocado chunks, and you have an incredible delectable way to start your day! And if you are short on time, don't worry. This breakfast bowl only takes about 15 minutes to prepare!

Southwestern Breakfast Bowl

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Banana Lime Cake

This Banana Lime Cake would be the perfect way to celebrate Mother's Day. It is full of banana flavor with a lime back up. It has a texture much like a banana bread, but a little denser, and it is the perfect pairing to a cup of coffee. It is drizzled with a lime frosting and accented with banana chips. I made this cake using a mini tube pan, and 2 disposable loaf pans, because I am mailing them. This mini pan is plenty for four people.

Banana Lime Cake

Thursday, February 20, 2014

French Toast Egg Rolls


Today I am participating in the Improv Cooking Challenge, and this month our two essential ingredients are bread and butter. Oh, my goodness! I really went round and round with this one. I had several ideas, but nothing really clicked and said "that's the one"! Until 2 days ago! Yeah, I love last minute stuff. Not at all!! So I came up with these french toast egg rolls. They are good! I wish I was still catering, because these would be perfect. The egg rolls kept the french toast interior hot and moist, so they are perfect for large gatherings, and they would be great for Sunday morning family brunch! I made these a rather basic french toast, but I think you could make them really shine by using pecans or a dried fruit in the egg mix or maybe a chocolate sauce over the top. You might be able to fit a few pieces of scrambled egg in there also!
French Toast Egg Rolls

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Breakfast Pizza!

This month the two ingredients for the Improv Cooking Challenge are bacon and eggs! I love these two ingredients, don't you?  I had a hard time deciding what I should make.  Should I go with breakfast, dessert, or an entree maybe? I finally decided on this breakfast pizza, and I am so glad I did! It was different and it was delicious. I think you will agree!
Breakfast Pizza
Shredded Potatoes
Chopped Onions
Chopped Red, Orange, and Yellow Peppers
Slice of Fresh Tomato, chopped
1 Egg
Pizza Sauce
Flour Tortillas
2 pieces of Bacon per Pizza
Fiesta Blend Cheese
Chopped Avocado
Sour Cream
Start your potatoes cooking on your stove top. 
Chop up your peppers, tomato, and onion.
Add the onions to the pan with the potatoes.
Saute your peppers in your frying pan.
Scramble your egg.
Place your tortilla in a frying pan, and spoon some sauce
 over the tortilla. Heat on medium.
Spread some potato and onion mix on top of the sauce.
Sprinkle some cheese over the potatoes.
Add your cooked egg by spreading it over your pizza.
Add your peppers.
Chop or tear your bacon into pieces, 
and spread the pieces evenly over your pizza.
Add some more cheese over the top.
Check bottom of your tortilla. 
It should be slightly brown and firm.
The cheese should also be melting by this time.
Take the pizza off the heat and add your chopped 
avocado pieces, and a dollop of sour cream.
Thanks for joining me today!
I apologize for being so absent lately.
We are almost settled in our new city, 
so I hope you will look forward to some new excitement at
The Freshman Cook soon!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Yummy, Yummy Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Crepes!

I think that crepes are one of those recipes that carries a little bit of mystique with it, don't you? On the surface they seem difficult to master, and I always file the recipes into my "make someday" folder. Well, no more! When I was assigned Denise's blog, Creative Kitchen for the November Secret Recipe Club I found a great recipe for crepes, and I decided it was time to step outside my comfort zone a little. I am so glad I did! Denise's recipe for crepes was easy to follow and oh, so good! I served mine for breakfast, and they were a huge hit. I do need to practice my technique some, but I don't think that is a problem, as I plan on serving them on several occasions during the holidays! You can make these for breakfast, lunch, dessert or, I was thinking, maybe appetizers?!!

Crepes
2 Granny Smith Apples, peeled & sliced
1 teaspoon Butter
1 tablespoon  Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
2 tablespoon Cream Cheese, softened
2 cups whole Milk
2 Eggs
2 cups Flour
pinch of Salt
1 tbsp Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla
Place your apple slices in your pan with a teaspoon of butter.
Add the brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir together
over medium heat. Add the cream cheese, and melt
everything together.
Place milk and eggs in the blender.
Blend thoroughly.
Then add flour, 1 cup at a time, blending after
each addition. Add the remaining ingredients, and
blend until smooth.
I poured the mix in to a measuring cup, 
and poured it onto the hot pan that I had melted 
a teaspoon of butter in.
Swirl the pan so that it is coated with the batter.
After a few minutes you will see bubbles as the crepe
is cooking. Turn the crepe over to cook the other side.
Denise says in her recipe that she found it easiest to turn with
her hand, and I agree.
I put my apple mixture in the center of the crepe.
Place the crepe on the plate, and roll by putting the top 
of the crepe over the apples, and puling snug, but not too tight.
Sprinkle the top with powdered sugar.
I think it looks Christmasy, don't you?
Enjoy!

Read Denise's original recipe for all her great ideas on what to 
fill your crepes with. She suggests things like Nutella, strawberries,
lemon curd, maple syrup, peaches, and more!

I can't tell you how happy I am I tried these crepes. I used up
all of my batter practicing on getting my crepes thin, but I kept
everything I cooked. I think I will freeze them, and then pull them out
to experiment. I really do think there is an appetizer 
recipe in there somewhere!

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Let's see what everyone else made!
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Brie and Apple Tarts~A Pinterest Inspired Treat!

It's time for another Pinterest Inspired Blog Hop, and today's  inspired post comes from a blog called Bloghungry. These brie and apple tarts are the perfect fall treat. I made a few changes to the original recipe, but the sweetness of the soft, warm, spiced apple and the subtle brie taste are still there. These are good. And easy to make! They are perfect for breakfast, a snack, and even dessert!

Brie and Apple Tarts
(makes 4 tarts)
1 sheet of thawed Puff Pastry
1 Granny Smith Apple
1/2 tablespoon Brown Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon Butter
1/4 of a Brie Cheese round
1 Egg
Flour ( for rolling)
Caramel
Chocolate

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Lightly flour your working surface.
Unfold your puff pasty and roll in out into a 10"X10" 
sheet. 
Cut the sheet in to quarters.
Peel, core and slice your apple.
Cut your brie into thin slices.
Place a slice of brie, and 3-4 slices of apple
in the middle of each square.
Combine your cinnamon and brown sugar in a bowl.
Set aside.
Make an egg wash by beating an egg with a fork.
Set aside.
Evenly divide the cinnamon and brown sugar mix 
between the squares. Divide the butter between the 
squares also.
Use your egg wash, and brush the border of the pastry square.
Fold 2 opposite corners together to the center, 
brush them with the egg wash, and overlap them so 
they stick together. Brush the top wih egg wash.
Place the tarts on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper.
Bake for 10-15 minutes.
Once tarts are out of the oven, drizzle them with melted caramel.
Then drizzle with melted chocolate.
Enjoy!
Thank you Bloghungry!
What a great recipe!

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