Posts Tagged ‘breakfast’
April 9, 2013 by Emily
I was never really a fan of tea parties until I discovered all the lovely snacks that come with a real tea service… which the crustless sandwiches aren’t my bag, I’m all about the pastries. One classic that’s gone from tea service to coffee shop with ease is the scone, half biscuit/half muffin and 100% delicious!
What You’ll Need:
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup Sugar
Zest from 1 grapefruit (orange or lemon works great too!)
6 Tablespoons Cold Butter, cut into small cubes
3/4 Cup Dried Cherries
3/4 Cup Milk
1 – Move your oven rack to the center of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees. 2 – In a bowl whisk together the dry ingredients and the citrus zest. 3 – Add the butter to your flour mixture and begin cutting in the butter with forks or your fingertips until it looks sandy…. a few larger pieces of butter will remain, thats perfectly fine. 4 – Stir in the dried cherries, coating with the flour mixture then gently stir in the milk. 5 – Turn out dough onto a flour surface and press into a sheet about 3/4 – 1 inch thick. 6 – Cut the dough into 6 squares, then cut each square diagonally to make triangles. 7 – arrange on a sheet pan with at least 1/2 inch between each piece and bake for 12-15 minutes of until the tops of the scones are just getting golden. 8 – Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before enjoying, otherwise you’ll burn your mouth!!
March 13, 2013 by Jenn
Heat up your waffle iron and get ready because today’s Wednesday Waffle contains two of my most favorite things. Dark chocolate and strawberries!!
Yields 1 Serving
1 3/4 C Flour
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp Salt
2 C Milk (I used almond milk)
1/3 C Veggie Oil
1 Tbsp sugar
1 C Chopped Dark Chocolate (Chocolate Chips work too, I just love dark chocolate)
1/4 C Butter
2 Tbsp Honey
1 C Sliced Strawberries
For the waffle, combine all ingredients except the dark chocolate and mix well making sure not to have any lumps. Add the dark chocolate and pour into the waffle iron. Pretty simple, right?
For the syrup, place the butter in a skillet over low heat. This is important, you never want the butter to boil or even simmer, at first you just want it to melt. Once melted add the honey and bring to a LOW simmer. Add the strawberries and simmer for about 5 to 10 minutes. Be sure to stir the mixture often.
You will know it’s ready when the strawberries are soft, the honey butter is now a cute shade of pink, and the sauce has become thicker.
Pour your mixture over the waffle and enjoy!! I added a little bit of powdered sugar because I’m a sweets monster but this is optional.
Up next Wednesday: Cinnamon Applesauce Waffle. (WHAT? I know right?)
March 4, 2013 by Emily
Have I mentioned that I think cooked oatmeal is gross? I know it’s filling, and inexpensive and good for me… but eating a warm bowl of mush is just not my thing. Thats not to say that I don’t start everyday with oats, but oatmeal is not my thing. I just started making oatmeal smoothies and I’m HOOKED!
These smoothies are filling and healthy, but manage to taste like a milkshake!
What You’ll Need:
1 Cup Milk (I use Soy or Almond milk)
1/3 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
1 Medium Frozen Banana, Sliced
1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter
Put everything in a blender until all ingredients are smooth, pour in a glass and enjoy!!
September 20, 2012 by Emily
It’s that time of year again. The beginning of the school year, and once again I’m looking for a quick and easy breakfast that will power me through the morning. I wake up ridiculously early to get to my school on time. So, if breakfast isn’t grab and go, it doesn’t get eaten…and I become a slave to the teachers lounge vending machine, and nothing good comes from there.