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

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!

Thanks for joining me today!
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!

Here's where we are partying:
All My Bloggy Friends 

Here's what everyone else made:

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Red, White and Blue Malted Waffles

Today is Day 12 of our "15 Days of  Red, White and Blue" series, and it is also Club Baked day! This worked out really well because the Club Baked recipe for Malted Waffles worked out perfectly when retrofitted for the 4th of July! Here's to a festive and delicious breakfast!
Malted Waffles
2 cups Flour
1 cup Malt Powder
2 tablespoon firmly packed Light Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 eggs, at room temperature
2 1/2 cups Buttermilk
6 tablespoons Butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
Syrup, Butter, Chocolate Chips

In a large bowl whisk together flour, malt powder, sugar,
baking soda, baking powder and salt.
 In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs slightly, .....
add the buttermilk and butter and mix again.
Make a well in the middle of the dry mixture, 
and pour the buttermilk  mixture into it.
Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients
gently, just until combined. There will be lumps.
Cook the waffles according to your waffle iron instructions.
Serve immediately with maple syrup, butter and chocolate chips.
or
Whipped Cream, a plump, beautiful strawberry,
some fresh blueberries, and some sprinkles.
Anyway you top it, it's going to be good!

Do you know about Club Baked ?
It's a wonderfully fun club! Twice a month we bake
a recipe from the book, Baked Explorations, written by
Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito. 
Club Baked is fun, no pressure, and we
baked delicious food. Come join us!

Want to see the Malted Waffles all the other club baked
members made? Go here!

Happy 4th of July!

Thanks for joining me today for our
"15 Days of Red, White and Blue"!!


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Blueberry Muffins w/ Lemon Sugar Topping~Crazy Cooking Challenge

My favorite thing about the Crazy Cooking Challenge is the hunt! Every month we are given a food which we are to find a recipe for, on a blog somewhere on the world wide web, make the food, and then blog about it! It is such fun!! This month the food we were to find a recipe for is one of my favorites, Blueberry Muffins! I found the perfect Blueberry Muffin recipe on a blog called Tracey's Culinary Adventures Blog. Tracey had several Blueberry Muffin recipes posted on her blog,and I had a difficult time deciding which one to go with, but the recipe I picked stood out to me because I love the sweet and tart topping that goes on top of the muffins. Stop by Tracey's blog and check out her posts. She has a Lasagna Roll recipe that is definitely calling my name, along with a Milk and Cookie Smoothie that looks incredible, as I am a lover of all things smoothie, and a recipe for Boston Cream Whoopie Pies that has gone to the top of my "must bake next" list. So, may I present, the best Blueberry Muffins I have ever had!

Blueberry Muffins w/ Lemon Sugar Topping
 Lemon-Sugar Topping
1/3 cup sugar (2 1/3 oz)
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest (about 1 lemon)

Muffins
2 cups (about 10 oz) frozen blueberries
1 1/8 cups sugar (8 oz) plus 1 teaspoon
2 1/2 cups (12 1/2 oz) all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch salt
2 large eggs, at room temperature
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Make your topping by mixing the sugar
and the lemon zest together by rubbing them 
together with your fingertips until fragrant.
Set aside for a few minutes. 
Place your oven rack in the top third of the oven.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Place 1 cup of blueberries and 1 teaspoon of sugar in a saucepan.
Bring to a simmer over medium heat, mashing the berries,
and stirring. Let the berries continue to cook until the berries begin
to take on a jam like consistency. The volume should be reduced
to about 1/4 cup. Transfer to a bowl, and let cool at room temp.
Whisk your flour, baking powder, and salt together.
In a separate bowl, whisk the remaining 1 1/8 cups sugar,
and the eggs together. Whisk in the butter and oil until combined.
Add the buttermilk and vanilla.
Add the remaining blueberries to the flour mixture.
Toss the blueberries in the flour.
Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients~just
until moistened. The batter should be lumpy. Be careful 
to not over mix.
Add batter to each muffin tin. The tins should be sprayed
with pan spray before adding the batter. 
Then place a teaspoon of the jam that you made earlier
on top of each muffin batter. 
Use a skewer to swirl the jam into the batter.
Sprinkle each muffin with the sugar lemon mixture.
Bake the muffins until the tops are golden and they
spring back when gently pressed, about 17-19 minutes.
Let cool for 5 minutes before you remove the muffins from the pan.
 Enjoy!

Thanks Tracey for a wonderful recipe!


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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Club Baked~ Nutella Scones!

Today marks another installment of Club Baked. I love belonging to this group! We are baking our way through the book, Baked Explorations, written by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito. Club Baked is a great, no pressure group that I am sure you would love. We post twice a month, with recipes from the book. The recipes are classics, with an updated twist, so you pretty much already love them!! Join us~You'll be glad you did!

I wasn't so sure about today's recipe, Nutella Scones. I have never made scones before, but I have eaten them, and I have found them rather dry. The first couple bites of the Nutella Scones struck me as dry also, but as I ate a little more, the Nutella inside the scone, kicked in and made them a little better. I did make a few minor changes. I put in only a pinch of salt, and I didn't include the hazelnuts. To read the entire recipe, stop by and see Lorraine at PhDcupcaker. She is our hostess this round, and she has the recipe all ready for you.

All the ingredients came together quickly and easily.
This was a great way to make sure the Nutella was
distributed evenly.
 Making the ball of dough helped cut the scones into 
six pieces.
Hot from the oven!
Ready to serve!
They do look pretty!
 
Next time around we are making Mississippi Mud Pie!!
YUM!!