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Breakfast
Breakfast is the first meal of the day eaten after waking from the night's sleep, in the morning. The word in English refers to breaking the fasting period of the previous night. There is a strong likelihood for one or more "typical", or "traditional", breakfast menus to exist in most places, but their composition varies widely from place to place, and has varied over time, so that globally a very wide range of preparations and ingredients are now associated with breakfast.

{Pageturner} Breakfast Cookbook has a variety of recipes to offer.
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Apple and cinnamon oatmeal pancakes  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes

1 cup +1/4 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2/3 cup grated granny smith apple, juice squeezed out
6 tablespoons flour
6 tablespoons whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons oil

Apple and cinnamon oatmeal pancakes

Preparation:

In a mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup of buttermilk and the oats. Let stand 15 minutes.
In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, and brown sugar. Squeeze juice out of apple and combine with egg mixture.
Stir in the flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, oil, the oats mix, and the remaining 1/4 cup buttermilk. Combine well.
Cook pancakes on a hot greased griddle, or a non-stick frying pan.
Cook the pancakes 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until they are golden.

Apple and oat scones with cinnamon  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time:15 minutes

Cooking time:25 minutes

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
1 1/3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats, plus more for topping
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 1/2 cups diced Granny Smith apple (2 apples cut into generous 1/4-inch cubes)
2/3 cup cold buttermilk, plus more for brushing
Raw turbinado sugar, for sprinkling

Apple and oat scones with cinnamon

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Whisk together flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or rub in with your fingers. (The largest pieces should be the size of small peas.) With your fingertips, flatten butter pieces into small disks. Add apples and buttermilk, stirring until dough just comes together.

Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Pat dough into a 6-by-8-inch rectangle, and cut into twelve 2-by-2-inch squares with a floured knife. Place about 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Brush tops with buttermilk, and sprinkle with raw turbinado sugar and oats. Bake until golden brown, 20 to 22 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let cool on sheets for 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Apple oat-bran muffins  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooking time:25 minutes

Canola oil for oiling the muffin pan
2 large green cooking apples
2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1 cup unbleached white flour
1 1/4 cups oat bran
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 12-ounce can apple-juice concentrate, thawed
1 cup water

Apple oat-bran muffins

Preparation:

1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
Lightly oil a muffin pan for 12 muffins. Peel and core apples; chop them coarsely. Set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl, stir together pastry flour, white flour, oat bran, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
3. Add thawed apple-juice concentrate, chopped apples, and enough water to make a light batter.
4. Mix just enough to moisten all ingredients. Divide batter among the muffin cups and bake till lightly browned, 25-30 minutes.
5. Remove muffins from cups while hot.

Apple praline baked brioche challah toast  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooking time:50 minutes

3/4 cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups pecan halves
6 cups cubed egg bread (brioche or challah (1­inch cubes)
3 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and chopped into ½­inch pieces
6 large eggs
2 cups whole milk
¼ cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Apple praline baked brioche challah toast

Preparation:

1. Coat two 9­inch round (and at least 2½­inches deep) pie pans (OR a 9 by 13­ inch baking dish) with butter
or nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, mix melted butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Divide butter mixture between prepared
pans and tilt so that it evenly coats the bottom of each pan.
Arrange pecan halves in an attractive pattern
at the bottom of your pans. Cover and refrigerate pans until you're ready to assemble baked French toast.
3. Place bread and apple pieces in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, syrup, vanilla,
and cinnamon. Pour egg mixture over bread mixture and stir until all bread and apples are coated.
4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Pour the bread and apple mixture over the pecan praline layer. Bake for 45 to 55
minutes or until golden and puffed. If you used pie pans, allow to rest for 5 minutes before turning out onto
serving platters.

Baked oatmeal  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:45 minutes

2 cups/7 oz/200 g rolled oats
1/2 cup/2 oz/60 g walnut pieces, toasted and chopped
1/3 cup/2 oz/60 g natural cane sugar or maple syrup, plus more for serving
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Scant 1/2 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
2 cups/475 ml milk or almond milk
1 large egg
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas, cut into 1/2-inch/1 cm pieces
1 1/2 cups/6.5 oz/185 g huckleberries, blueberries, or mixed berries

Baked oatmeal

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C with a rack in the top third of the oven. Generously butter the inside of an 8-inch/20cm square baking dish.
In a bowl, mix together the oats, half the walnuts, the sugar, if using, the baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
In another bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, if using, the milk, egg, half of the butter, and the vanilla.
Arrange the bananas in a single layer in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle two-thirds of the berries over the top. Cover the fruit with the oat mixture. Slowly drizzle the milk mixture over the oats. Gently give the baking dish a couple thwacks on the countertop to make sure the milk moves through the oats. Scatter the remaining berries and remaining walnuts across the top.
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until the top is nicely golden and the oat mixture has set. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Drizzle the remaining melted butter on the top and serve. Sprinkle with a bit more sugar or drizzle with maple syrup.

Banana bran muffins  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup mashed bananas
1 tablespoon molasses
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup natural bran
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 pinch salt
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup raisins

Banana bran muffins

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cream butter, sugar, molasses then add bananas.
Add all dry ingredients with egg and buttermilk. Whisk until batter is smooth. Pour batter in greased muffin tins.
Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Banana flax bread  Print Recipe

Serves: 10

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:55 minutes

1 ½ cups mashed, very ripe banana (3-4 bananas)
1/3 cup reduced fat vanilla Greek yogurt
2 large eggs
¼ cup safflower or other neutral-flavored oil
½ teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup coconut sugar or light brown sugar
¾ cup all purpose flour
¾ cup white whole wheat flour
1/3 cup ground flaxseed
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Banana flax bread

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix the bananas, yogurt, eggs, oil, and vanilla together in the bowl of a stand mixer until combined. Add the sugar and continue to mix until combined.
2. Whisk the flours, flaxseed, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together in a medium bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in the mixer and beat until just combined (do not over-mix). Stir the nuts into the batter.
3. Pour the batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake in the oven for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes in the pan on a wire rack. Remove the bread and cool completely on wire rack.

Banana muffins  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:25 minutes

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 medium mashed bananas
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg

Banana muffins

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Grease the muffin pans, or line with paper baking cups. Combine flour, wheat germ, sugar, and baking powder. Add combined remaining ingredients, mixing until dry ingredients are moistened.
Fill prepared muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown.

Banana pancakes  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time:15 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes

1-1/2 cups all purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled off
2 tablespoons sugar
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 small, over-ripe banana, peeled
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons low fat milk
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
For Cooking

Vegetable oil
Unsalted butter

For Serving
Maple syrup
Sliced bananas
Confectioners' sugar (optional)

Banana pancakes

Preparation:

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In a small bowl, mash the banana with a fork until almost smooth. Whisk in the eggs, then add the milk and vanilla and whisk until well blended. Pour the banana mixture and the melted butter into the flour mixture. Fold the batter gently with a rubber spatula until just blended; do not over-mix. The batter will be thick and lumpy.
Set a griddle or non-stick pan over medium heat until hot. Put a pad of butter and one tablespoon vegetable oil onto the griddle, and swirl it around. Drop the batter by 1/4-cupfuls onto the griddle, spacing the pancakes about 2 inches apart. Cook until a few holes form on top of each pancake and the underside is golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook until the bottom is golden brown and the top is puffed, 1 to 2 minutes more. Using the spatula, transfer the pancakes to a serving plate.
Wipe the griddle clean with paper towels, add more butter and oil, and repeat with the remaining batter. Serve the pancakes while still hot with maple syrup, sliced bananas and confectioners' sugar if desired.

Banana raisin french toast  Print Recipe

Serves: 2

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:10 minutes

1 ripe banana, peeled
2 teaspoons frozen orange-juice concentrate
4 slices cinnamon-raisin bread
2 large egg whites
1/4 cup skim milk
1/4 cup nonfat or low fat yogurt
1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
1 teaspoon butter

Banana raisin french toast

Preparation:

Mash banana coarsely with a fork. Stir in orange juice concentrate; then spread over 2 slices of bread and top with the remaining 2 slices of bread, forming 2 sandwiches.
In a pie plate, whisk together egg whites and milk; add sandwiches and soak for about 20 seconds. Turn sandwiches over and soak sandwiches for 20 seconds longer. Transfer to a plate. Stir together yogurt and maple syrup or honey. Set aside.

In a nonstick skillet, melt 1/2 teaspoon butter over low heat. With a metal spatula, place the sandwiches in the pan, and cook until the underside is browned. Lift the sandwiches and add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon butter. Turn over and cook until browned.
Serve with sweetened yogurt. Double or triple this recipe depending on the size of your gathering.

Best bran muffins  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes

3 cups all bran cereal
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup raisins
1 cup boiling water
2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk *

Best bran muffins

Preparation:


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix together the bran cereal, oil and raisins. Pour on the boiling water and let stand while preparing remaining ingredients.
Combine the flour, sugar, soda and salt. Lightly beat the eggs and mix with the buttermilk.
Add to cereal mixture and mix well. Add flour mixture and mix only until combined.
Pour batter in greased muffin tins.
Let stand at least 15 minutes before baking. Do not stir. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove muffins from cups while hot.
* You can replace the 2 cups buttermilk with 2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice and milk.

Best pancakes  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
3 tablespoons melted butter

Best pancakes

Preparation:

Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Whip in eggs and milk. Mix in melted butter. Allow batter to rest at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes.

Cook pancakes on a hot greased griddle or a large non-stick frying pan.
It is time to flip pancake when the batter surface is covered with little breaking bubbles. Serve with real amber maple syrup.

Blueberry pancakes:
Sprinkle blueberries over the batter immediately after pouring it on the griddle or pan.
Sautéed pears or apples:
Peel, core and thinly slice 2 pears or 2 apples. Melt 1 tablespoon unsalted butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add fruit, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Sauté until fruit is soft, about 6 to 8 minutes. If using apples, sprinkle with cinnamon. The fruit may be mixed in the pancake batter or serve warm as topping.

Other fruit can be added to batter immediately after it is poured on the griddle: wild strawberries, raspberries, sliced bananas, toasted nuts, granola or raisins plumped in fruit juice.
Luscious toppings:
- cranberries: Place 1 cup whole cranberries and 1 cup maple syrup in a medium saucepan. Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes to allow cranberries to pop. Serve warm.

.- honey and spice: Warm 1 cup honey, 4 star anise, and 4 cinnamon sticks in small saucepan over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes. Use warm over pancakes. The mixture keeps up to a week in an airtight container.

Blueberry butter  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 10 minutes

2 sticks sweet butter, softened
1/2 cup fresh blueberries, chopped
3 tablespoons powdered sugar

Blueberry butter

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients in blender.
Whip until light. This is great on pancakes, waffles

Blueberry buttermilk waffles  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooking time:30 minutes

2 cups all purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus 1 teaspoon for dusting berries
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups low-fat buttermilk
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 large eggs
1 cup fresh blueberries (6 ounces), plus more for serving
Nonstick cooking spray
Sweetened creme fraiche and confectioners' sugar, for serving

Blueberry buttermilk waffles

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 275 degrees; set a rack on a baking sheet and place in oven. Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturers instructions.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl whisk together buttermilk, butter, and eggs. Add flour mixture to buttermilk mixture and stir just until batter is combined; fold blueberries into batter.
Lightly coat waffle iron with cooking spray. Pour 1 cup batter (this may vary depending on size of waffle iron) in the center of iron, spreading evenly with a spatula. Close iron; cook until waffles are golden brown and crisp, 7 to 8 minutes.
Remove from iron and transfer to rack in oven; repeat with remaining batter. Serve with blueberries, creme fraiche, and a sprinkle of confectioners' sugar.

Blueberry cinnamon pancakes  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes

1 1/2 cups sifted flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1-1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup butter or shortening, melted
2 lightly beaten eggs
1-1/4 cups fresh blueberries

Blueberry cinnamon pancakes

Preparation:

Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Add milk, shortening and eggs. Mix lightly and stir in blueberries.
Spoon batter onto lightly greased hot griddle. Cook on both sides, turning once.

Blueberry corn bread  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:50 minutes

1 cup flour
1 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 large egg
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup blueberries

Blueberry corn bread

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Butter one 9-inch by 5-inch by 3-inch loaf pans. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add cornmeal and blend well.
In a separate bowl, combine and beat milk, egg, and butter.
Pour the wet ingredients over dry mixture. Stir to blend. Fold in the blueberries.
Pour batter into pans.
Bake for about 50 minutes. Cool corn bread on rack for 10 minutes. Turn out onto rack to cool completely. Refrigerate wrapped for 2 days, or freeze for 2 weeks.

Blueberry corn muffins  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time:15 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes

1 cup flour
1 cup cornmeal
1 tablespoon double-acting baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
4 ounces unsalted butter
1 egg
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
2 cups blueberries

Blueberry corn muffins

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In an electric mixer, whisk together the butter, egg, sugar, honey and milk.
Stir together these two mixtures and carefully fold in the blueberries. Spoon the batter in a greased 12-muffin tins.
Bake the muffins for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Remove muffins from cups while hot.

Blueberry orange mufins  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time:15 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes

1 3/4 cups flour
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 cup milk
2 eggs
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup blueberries

Blueberry orange mufins

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and orange rind.
Whisk together eggs, milk, butter and vanilla.
Stir into flour mixture just until blended.
Fold in blueberries. Spoon into a greased 12-muffin tins 3/4 full.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer muffins on a rack to cool.

Blueberry-banana pancakes  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes

1 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, well beaten
1-1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup mashed banana
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups fresh blueberries

Blueberry-banana pancakes

Preparation:

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add eggs, milk, butter, bananas and vanilla. Stir until well blended and smooth. Fold in blueberries.
Spoon about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake on preheated, greased griddle. Turn only once.

Blueberry-buckwheat pancakes  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes

3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups buttermilk
2 teaspoons canola oil
2 large eggs, separated
melted butter
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries or frozen, unthawed

Blueberry-buckwheat pancakes

Preparation:

Mix first 6 ingredients in a large bowl.
Stir in buttermilk, oil and egg yolks.
Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until medium-firm peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into batter.
Heat a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat; lightly brush skillet with melted butter. Drop batter by ¼ cupfuls into skillet; spread to 4 inch rounds. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons blueberries over each round. Cook until tops are covered with small bubbles and bottom are golden, about 2 minutes. Turn and cook until second sides are golden, about 1 minute.
Repeat with remaining batter and blueberries, brushing skillet with melted butter for each batch.

Breakfast croissants with scrambled eggs  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooking time:30 minutes

4 croissants split in halves lengtwise
8 eggs, scrambled
8 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
8 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz

Breakfast croissants with scrambled eggs

Preparation:

Heat oven to 400°F.
Lightly grease or spray cookie sheet.
Place croissant halves 1 inch apart on cookie sheet. Bake 5 minutes.
Divide scrambled eggs among croissants. Crumble bacon on top of eggs.
Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon cheese.
Bake about 5 minutes.

Buckwheat pancakes  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes

1 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 cup cake flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups milk

Buckwheat pancakes

Preparation:

Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Whip in eggs and milk. Allow batter to rest at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes.
Cook pancakes on a hot greased griddle or a large non-stick frying pan. It is time to flip pancake when the batter surface is covered with little breaking bubbles.
Serve with real amber maple syrup.

Buttermilk blueberry muffins  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes

1 cup flour
1 cup instant oatmeal
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 beaten egg
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup blueberries

Buttermilk blueberry muffins

Preparation:

Preheat oven to at 425 degrees.
Mix together all dry ingredients. Add buttermilk, egg and oil. Mix thoroughly. Fold in blueberries.
Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 20 minutes.

Buttermilk blueberry waffles  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes

1-1/2 cups instant oatmeal
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoon sugar
2 cups buttermilk
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup oil
2 cups small or wild blueberries

Buttermilk blueberry waffles

Preparation:

Mix together oatmeal, flour, baking powder and sugar. Beat buttermilk, eggs, vanilla and oil. Add liquid to dry ingredients and stir until moistened.
Fold in blueberries and spoon into preheated, lightly oiled waffle iron.

Buttermilk pancakes  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes

2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups buttermilk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus
1/2 teaspoon for griddle

Buttermilk pancakes

Preparation:

Heat griddle to 375 degrees.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl. Add eggs, buttermilk, and 4 tablespoons butter; whisk to combine.

Heat oven to 175 degrees. Test griddle by sprinkling a few drops of water on it. If water bounces and spatters off griddle, it is hot enough. Using a pastry brush, brush remaining 1/2 teaspoon of butter or reserved bacon fat onto griddle. Wipe off excess.
Using a 4 ounce ladle, about 1/2 cup, pour pancake batter, in pools 2 inches away from each other. When pancakes have bubbles on top and are slightly dry around edges, about 2 1/2 minutes, flip over. Cook until golden on bottom, about 1 minute. 4. Repeat with remaining batter, keeping finished pancakes on a heat proof plate in oven. Serve warm.

Carrot muffins  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:25 minutes

1/2 cup oil
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 beaten eggs
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup honey

Carrot muffins

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat eggs, add sugar, honey, oil and carrots. Mix well. Add dry ingredients along with buttermilk.
Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Transfer muffins on a rack to cool.

Carrot muffins with zucchini and pineapple  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:30 minutes

2 cups flour
2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup shredded zucchini
1 golden delicious apple cored and finely chopped
3/4 cup golden raisins
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons orange zest
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil

Carrot muffins with zucchini and pineapple

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees .
Mix all ingredients except eggs and oil in a large bowl. Beat eggs and oil in a separate bowl.
Stir flour mix into eggs. Spoon 1/4 cup batter into each cup. Bake for about 25 minutes.
Transfer muffins on a rack to cool. Serve warm.

Classic carrot pineapple muffins  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:25 minutes

1 1/4 cups 100% bran cereal
1 can crushed pineapple (14 oz) in juice
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup vegetablesetable oil
1 cup shredded carrots
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins

Classic carrot pineapple muffins

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine cereal, undrained pineapple, and milk. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in egg, brown sugar, oil and carrots.
In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt.
Add cereal mix and raisins to dry ingredients stirring just until moist. Fill each muffin cup generously to the top.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Transfer muffins on a rack to cool.

Coconut flour pancakes  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time:10 minutes

Cooking time:15 mintes

4 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup coconut milk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon (63 gr) coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Coconut oil
Honey, pure maple syrup, fruit compote for serving

Coconut flour pancakes

Preparation:

1. Preheat a large skillet or griddle over medium-low heat.
2. Beat the eggs in the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk attachment at medium speed until frothy. Mix in the coconut milk, vanilla and honey.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
4. Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat on medium speed for about 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then add the remaining dry mixture and beat at medium to medium-high speed for another minute or two, or until the coconut flour is completely mixed into the batter and has fully absorbed the liquid.
5. Grease the heated pan with coconut oil, using a heat-proof silicone brush to spread the oil evenly between each batch). Spoon the batter onto the pan to create pancakes that are 2 to 3 inches in diameter, using the back of the spoon to spread them out. (keep them small for easier flipping.)
6. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the pancakes are bubbling and well set, then flip and cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Adjust the heat as necessary.
7. Serve hot with your choice of accompaniment.
8. You can freeze the prepared pancakes and reheat them later.

Coffee cake cupcakes  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time:30 minutes

Cooking time:35 minutes

Streusel Ingredients
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1 tbsp melted unsalted butter

Cupcake Ingredients
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 eggs, room temperature
1 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt, room temperature
1 tsp almond or vanilla extract

Glaze Ingredients
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 1/2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp melted butter

Coffee cake cupcakes

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Streusel
In a small mixing bowl, use a fork to mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
Add the chopped pecans and melted butter. Continue mixing with the fork until the sugar and pecans are fully mixed and evenly moistened by the butter. Reserve; this is your streusel topping.
Muffins batter
In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Cut the butter into cubes and place them in a mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer on low speed, then medium, to cream the butter for a minute till it becomes light and airy.
Slowly add sugar to the bowl and beat for 2-3 minutes more, increasing the speed gradually and scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula periodically, until the color becomes lighter and the sugar is fully integrated into the butter.
Beat in the eggs, then the sour cream, then the almond or vanilla extract.
Fold the dry ingredients into the wet and stir till evenly moistened. Do not over-mix.
Line a cupcake tin with paper liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Fill each tin halfway with batter. I've found the easiest way to do this is with a small ice cream scoop-- use one small (not heaping) scoop per tin.
Sprinkle 1 1/2 tsp of streusel onto the top of the batter in each tin.
Fill the tins the rest of the way with batter, all the way to the top of the tin (another small ice cream scoop of batter in each tin).
Sprinkle 1-2 tsp of streusel on the top of each cupcake.
Bake the cupcakes for 30-35 minutes till they test clean with a toothpick or skewer. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before frosting.
Glazing:
When ready to frost, make your vanilla glaze. In a small mixing bowl, sift the powdered sugar.
Add the rest of the glaze ingredients. Use a whisk to mix the ingredients till a creamy frosting forms. You want the consistency of thick honey; if you need a little more moisture, add milk a few drops at a time. Just a drop can take it from a thick honey to a runny texture, so add with care.
Line a glass with a plastic bag, wrapping the edge of the bag around the outer rim of the glass. This will help you fill it with frosting. Use a spatula to scoop the frosting into the bag.
Place cupcakes on top of a piece of parchment paper or paper towels to catch drips.
Work the frosting into the corner of the bag and snip off a small corner with scissors. Gently squeeze and drizzle the frosting in a zig-zag pattern across the top of the cupcakes.
Let the frosting dry for at least 30 minutes to set (it may take longer depending on the weather).


Corn bread  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:50 minutes

2 cups flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups milk
2 large eggs
1 cup unsalted butter, softened

Corn bread

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Butter two 9-inch by 5-inch by 3-inch inch loaf pans. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add cornmeal and blend well. In a separate bowl, combine and beat milk, egg, and butter. Pour the wet ingredients over dry mixture. Stir to blend. Pour batter into pans. Bake for about 50 minutes. Cool corn bread on rack for 10 minutes. Turn out onto rack to cool completely. Refrigerate wrapped for 2 days, or freeze for 2 weeks.

Cranberry orange crunch muffins  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:25 minutes

Batter
2 cups (8 7/8 ounces) all-purpose flour
1/3 cup (2 3/8 ounces) sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/4 cup (1 3/4 ounces) vegetable oil
3/4 cup (6 ounces) milk
1/4 cup (2 ounces) orange juice
1/8 teaspoon orange oil OR 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 cup (4 1/4 ounces) dried sweetened cranberries, or coarsely chopped fresh or frozen cranberries (for a slightly "tarter" muffin)
Topping
1/4 cup (7/8 ounce) finely chopped walnuts or pecans
1/4 cup (1 3/4 ounces) brown sugar, dark or light, firmly packed
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Cranberry orange crunch muffins

Preparation:

Batter:
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In a separate bowl, or in a large measuring cup, whisk together the egg, oil, milk, orange juice, and orange oil or peel. Gently and thoroughly mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
Using a muffin or cookie scoop, or a 1/4-cup measure, pour the batter into 12 lightly greased muffin cups, filling them about 3/4 full. Topping:
Combine all of the topping ingredients. Sprinkle a scant 1 tablespoon of topping over the batter in each muffin cup.
Baking:
Bake the muffins in a preheated 400¡F oven for 20 minutes, or until they're nicely domed and a cake tester inserted into the center of one comes out clean.
Remove the muffins from the oven, and run a knife around the edge of each one to separate it from the pan.
Carefully tilt each muffin in its cup so steam doesn't collect underneath as they cool.
After about 5 minutes, transfer them to a rack to cool completely

Croissants  Print Recipe

Serves: 20

Preparation time: 4 hours

Cooking time:20 minutes

For the sponge:

1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
3/4 cup warm water
2 cups (9 ounces by weight) all-purpose flour

For the croissant dough:
1/4 cup warm water
3/4 cup milk
6 tablespoons sugar
2 packages (4 1/2 teaspoons) active dry yeast
2 1/2 cups (11 1/4 ounces by weight) all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon salt
1 3/4 ounces unsalted soft butter
10 ounces unsalted butter, chilled
1 egg for egg wash

Croissants

Preparation:

For the sponge:
In an electric mixing bowl, stir the warm water and yeast together. Allow to foam for 5 minutes.
Mix in the flour at low speed. The dough will be sticky. Cover and let rest for 12 hours at room temperature.
For the croissant dough: In a mixing bowl, combine water, milk, and 1 teaspoon of sugar.
Stir in the yeast to dissolve and allow to foam for about 3 minutes. Add the remaining sugar, flour, salt, soft butter and the sponge. Knead with the dough hook for about 10 to 12 minutes. (If working by hand, knead for 15 minutes.)
Transfer dough to a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to double in bulk in a draft-free area at room temperature, about 1 hour.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a rectangle 12 by 14- inches. Place the dough rectangle on a baking sheet. Cover with plastic and freeze for about 30 minutes to get the consistency of chilled butter. Roll the 10 ounces of chilled butter between plastic sheet to form a rectangle 12 by 7 inches.
Square up rectangle with a spatula or dough scraper. Position the butter rectangle on one side of the dough. Fold the rest of dough over butter and seal edges to seal in butter. Roll out the dough into a 10 by 20-inch rectangle. Fold one-third of the dough towards the center. Fold the other third over the two layers. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Repeat the rolling and folding process twice more and chill. Finally, on a floured surface, roll the dough into a 19 by 25-inch rectangle. Cut the dough into 20 even triangles.
Use a template for accurate measurements. To roll the crescents, start at the base and roll towards the tip. Finish the roll so that the tip is underneath the croissant.
Curve the end of each croissant and brush with egg wash. (May be frozen at this time). Arrange croissant on a baking sheet lined with parchment.
Let them rise uncovered at room temperature or until doubled in bulk. Bake the croissants at 375 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes.

Double cranberry soda bread  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:45 minutes

1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
3/4 cup soy milk or rice milk
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup fresh cranberries, roughly chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup lightly toasted, chopped walnuts (optional)

Double cranberry soda bread

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly oil a baking sheet or line with parchment paper. Combine juice and zest of orange with the soy or rice milk to make 1 cup. Add oil and whisk together with a fork. Set aside.
Blend flours and baking soda together, stirring to make sure there are no small lumps of soda.
Mix in sugar, fresh and dried cranberries, and walnuts, if desired. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients, stirring until a stiff dough is formed.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead a few turns. Shape into a round loaf and place on the prepared baking sheet. With a sharp knife cut an X across the top about ½-inch deep (to allow for dough expansion when baking).
Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean and the top is browned. Remove to cooling rack. Cool 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

Doughnut muffins  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes

For Muffin Batter
1 cup milk (low-fat is fine)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
12 tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened but still cool
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons grated nutmeg
For Muffin Topping
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2-1/4 teaspoons cinnamon

Doughnut muffins

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a standard-size muffin pan generously with nonstick cooking spray.
Combine milk and lemon juice in a measuring cup and set aside.
In a stand mixer or large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until just mixed in. Stir in the vanilla.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. Stir with a whisk until well combined.
Using a rubber spatula, mix a quarter of the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Then mix in a third of the milk mixture. Continue mixing in the remaining dry and wet ingredients alternately, ending with the dry. Mix until well combined and smooth, but don't over-mix. The batter will be very thick.
Scoop enough batter into each tin so that the top of the batter is even with the rim of the cup. (I like to use an ice cream scoop with a wire scraper for this.) Bake the muffins until firm to the touch, 25-30 minutes. Set pan on rack to cool for a few minutes.
In the meantime, prepare the topping: melt the butter in a small dish and combine the cinnamon and sugar in another small dish.
When the muffins are cool enough to handle, use a pastry brush to paint the top of each muffin with butter, then sprinkle generously with cinnamon-sugar. If you have cinnamon-sugar left over, sprinkle muffins again. Serve warm, or cool on a rack and wrap airtight. Store at room temperature. Reheat muffins briefly in microwave for that fresh out of the oven taste.

Egg in a hole  Print Recipe

Serves: 1

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time:5 minutes

1 slice white bread
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 egg
salt and pepper to taste

Egg in a hole

Preparation:

Brush bread with melted butter on both sides and cut a hole about 2 1/2 inches in diameter, in the center of bread slice.
Put the bread in a large skillet over medium heat, break an egg into the hole, and cook until done, turning once. You may also fry the cut out piece of bread at the same time.
This recipe is a children's favorite.

Eggs suzette  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooking time:8 minutes

6 whole medium baking potatoes
6 tbsp butter
3 tbsp sour cream
1 tbsp chopped chives
2 tbsp crumbled bacon, crisp
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
6 whole eggs
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Eggs suzette

Preparation:

Bake the potatoes using your favorite method and be sure to allow some time for them to cool down before the scooping.

Take the “top” of the potato to mean lengthwise and not the small end.
Scoop out the meat and blend well with the butter, sour cream, chives, bacon, and salt and pepper.

Beat lightly and spoon back into the shells. Make a hollow in the top of each potato and into this drop a raw egg.

Sprinkle lavishly with grated Cheddar cheese, and place in a 350°F oven long enough to cook the eggs and melt the cheese. Makes a delicious breakfast or supper dish.

English muffins  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time:3 hours

Cooking time:20 minutes

For the dough starter:
3/4 cup (3 1/3 ounces) all-purpose flour or bread flour
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon active dry or instant yeast (or 2 tablespoons active sourdough starter)
For the English muffin dough:
1 cup milk, whole or 2%
1 teaspoon active dry or instant yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
3 to 3 1/4 cups (13 1/2 to 14 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour or bread flour
Cornmeal for dusting
Butter for the skillet

English muffins

Preparation:

1. Make the dough starter: Mix the flour, water, and yeast for the starter in a small mixing bowl. Beat until the batter is smooth and glossy, about 100 strokes.
2. Let the starter sit 1 to 12 hours: Cover the starter and place it out of the way for at least 1 or up to 12 hours. The starter will become increasingly bubbly the longer it sits and will double in bulk. The longer you can let the starter ferment, the better the flavor and structure of your finished English muffins.
3. Whisk together the milk, yeast, and starter: In the bowl of a stand mixer or large mixing bowl, combine the milk and yeast for the dough. Scrape the starter into the bowl and use a whisk to break it up and dissolve it into the milk. It should become quite frothy.
4. Mix the dough together: Add the sugar, butter, and salt to the bowl and whisk to combine. Add 3 cups of the flour and stir with a stiff spatula until you form a shaggy, floury dough.
5. Knead the dough: With a dough hook on a stand mixer, knead the dough until it comes together in a smooth ball, 5 to 8 minutes. Alternatively, knead by hand against the counter. If the dough is very sticky like bubble gum, add extra flour as needed, but err on the side of caution. The dough is ready when it forms into a smooth ball and springs back when poked; it will feel slightly tacky to the touch, but shouldn't stick to the bowl or your hands.
6. Let the dough rise overnight in the fridge: Transfer the dough to a large bowl lightly filmed with oil. Cover and place in the fridge overnight or for up to 3 days.
→ Quicker English Muffins: You can also let the dough rise at room temperature until doubled in bulk, 1 1/2 to 2 hours, and then make the muffins immediately. These muffins will have a milder flavor.
7. Divide and shape the muffins: Turn the risen dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Use a pastry scraper to divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece gently against the counter to shape into smooth, round balls.
8. Transfer the muffins to a baking sheet to rise: Scatter cornmeal generously over a baking sheet and arrange the balls on top, spaced a little apart. If you have muffin rings, place them around the balls at this point. Sprinkle the tops of the balls with more cornmeal.
9. Let the muffins rise until puffy: For dough that was refrigerated, this will take 1 1/2 to 2 hours; for room temperature dough, this will take about 1 hour. Depending on the size of your muffin rings, the muffins may not totally fill the rings — that's okay.
10. Warm a skillet: When ready to cook the muffins, warm a large skillet over medium heat. Melt a small pat of butter — enough to just coat the bottom of the pan and prevent sticking.
11. Cook the muffins 5 to 6 minutes on one side: Working in batches, transfer a few of the muffins to the skillet — allow an inch or so of space between muffins and do not crowd the pan. If using rings, transfer the muffins with their rings to the pan. Cook until the bottoms of the muffins are golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes.
12. Flip and cook 5 to 6 minutes on the other side: Flip the muffins and cook the other side until golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes. If you prefer thinner, less puffy English muffins, you can gently press the tops with the spatula to prevent them from rising too much.
13. Adjust the heat as needed: If your muffins seem to be browning too quickly on the bottoms (or not quickly enough), adjust the heat as needed. (If you find that your muffins are browning too quickly, throw them in the oven at 350°F to finish baking through.)
14. Finish cooking all of the muffins: Transfer cooked muffins to a cooling rack. Continue working in batches until all the muffins have been cooked. Add a small pat of butter to the pan between batches to prevent sticking.
15. Split and serve! Split the English muffins with a fork, spread with butter or jam (or both!), and eat. English muffins will keep for several days in an airtight container on the counter and are fantastic warmed in the toaster oven. Fresh English muffins can also be wrapped tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, and kept frozen for up to 3 months.
Recipe Notes
Vegan English Muffins: Replace the milk in the main dough with water, almond milk, or soy milk. Replace the butter with olive oil.
Crumpets: Increase the milk by 3/4 cup — this will make a looser dough, closer to a batter. Instead of shaping muffins by hand, allow the batter to come to room temperature after refrigeration, then drop generous spoonfuls onto a hot skillet, using English muffin rings as molds. Allow to cook until bubbly (like pancakes), then flip and cook the other side.

Flax bran muffins  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes

3/4 cup wheat bran
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup flax meal
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1 cup skim-milk buttermilk
1/3 cup molasses
1/3 cup apple butter
1 large egg white
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Flax bran muffins

Preparation:

Set rack in upper third of the oven; preheat to 425 degrees.
Coat 12 muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. Stir together bran, flour, flax, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in raisins, dates and dried apricots.
Whisk together buttermilk, molasses, apple butter, egg white, oil, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened; do not over mix.
Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until cake tester inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Turn the muffins out onto a rack and let cool before serving.

French toast  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:30 minutes

1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, cut into bits
8 large eggs
4 cups milk
2 tablespoons vanilla
2 tablespoons dark rum
1 loaf challah (about 1 pound), cut into 1-inch-thick slices and ends discarded
4 cups corn flakes
cinnamon sugar made by stirring together 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Accompaniments:
maple syrup of whipped cream pecans and/or berries

French toast

Preparation:

Clarify butter: In a small heavy saucepan melt butter over low heat. Remove pan from heat and let butter stand 3 minutes. Skim froth and pour butter through a sieve lined with a double thickness of rinsed and squeezed cheesecloth into a bowl, discarding milk solids in bottom of pan.

In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, and rum. Transfer half of mixture to a large shallow baking dish (about 13 by 9 by 2 inches) and soak half of bread slices 10 minutes.
Turn slices over and soak 10 minutes more. In another large shallow baking dish spread half of corn flakes and coat soaked bread slices on each side, transferring to a tray. Soak and coat remaining slices with remaining egg mixture and corn flakes in same manner.
Preheat oven to 250°F.
In a large heavy skillet heat 2 tablespoons clarified butter over moderate heat until hot but not smoking and cook 2 or 3 slices (or as many as will fit in one layer) 3 minutes on each side, or until puffed and golden brown. Transfer French toast as cooked to a baking sheet and keep warm in oven.
Cook remaining slices in remaining butter in same manner. Sprinkle French toast with cinnamon sugar and serve with accompaniments.

Gluten-free pancakes  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes

7 ounces (by weight) whole-grain gluten-free flour mix
1 ounce ground flaxseed
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon cardamom
½ teaspoon Saigon cinnamon
8 ounces buttermilk
¼ teaspoon almond extract
2 large eggs
2 ounces melted butter
butter or vegetable oil for the skillet

Gluten-free pancakes

Preparation:

Combining the dry ingredients. Whisk together the flour and flaxseed meal to incorporate them together and aerate. Add the baking powder, salt, cardamom, and cinnamon. Whisk them all together. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.

Combining the wet ingredients. Whisk together the buttermilk, almond extract, and eggs. Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients. Stir with a rubber spatula until the batter is combined. Add the melted butter and stir until the pancake batter is entirely combined.

Making the pancakes. Preheat the oven to 250°. Put an oven-safe plate in there.

Set a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Grease the pan liberally with oil or butter. Pour the pancake batter into the buttered pan, about ¼ cup at a time. When bubbles have started to form and pop on the top of pancake, flip it. Cook for about 1 minute more, then put the crisp pancake in the oven to keep it warm.
Continue this until you have cooked all the pancakes.


Hokkaido brioche  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time:2 hours

Cooking time:30 minutes

Tangzhong
• 20 g (3/4 oz) strong white bread flour
• 75ml (6 tbsp) water
• 1 tbsp whole milk
Dough
• 350 g (scant 3 cups) strong white bread flour
• 7 g (2 tsp) fast action yeast
• 1 tsp salt
• 60 g (scant 1/3 cup) sugar
• 1 tbsp milk powder
• 1 egg
• 120 ml (1/2 cup whole milk
• 30 g (2 tbsp) softened butter
• 1 egg beaten with a splash of milk, to glaze

Hokkaido brioche

Preparation:

To make the tangzhong:
Combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan, and whisk until no lumps remain.
Place the saucepan over low heat, and cook the mixture, whisking constantly, until thick and the whisk leaves lines on the bottom of the pan, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Transfer the tangzhong to a small mixing bowl or measuring cup and let it cool to room temperature.

To make the dough
1. Place the flour in a large bowl (or the bowl of your stand mixer, fitted with a dough hook) and add the yeast to one side, the salt, sugar and milk powder to the other (if the salt is added on top of the yeast it can kill it), stir to combine.
2. Whisk together the cooled tangzhong, egg and milk and add it to the dry ingredients. Mix everything together until it forms a soft, shaggy dough. If you are kneading by hand, turn the dough out onto a worktop and knead for 5-10 minutes until it starts to feel smooth and a little less sticky (it will still be very sticky), add no more than a spoonful of flour while you are kneading, the dough is meant to be sticky! The best way to knead a wet dough by hand is to stretch it up away from the worktop (it will stick), then slap it back down, make sure that you pull from a different section each time and keep a dough scraper handy. If you are using a stand mixer, mix for 5 minutes or so until the dough is smooth.
3. Add the butter and mix until it is fully incorporated, continue to knead until the dough is very elastic and begins to come away from the worktop (or sides of the stand mixer bowl) cleanly. It should pass the windowpane test - stretch the dough with your hands, you should be able to stretch it to a very thin, almost transparent membrane without it tearing. This can take up to 20 minutes of kneading, especially by hand.
4. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with clingfilm, leave to rise for 1-2 hours until well doubled in size. Alternatively, place it in the fridge to rise overnight. If you refrigerate it, the following day let it come up to room temperature for about half an hour before continuing.
5. Line an 8.5x4.5in (or thereabouts) loaf tin with greaseproof paper. Once the dough has risen, punch it down and fold it in on itself a couple of times. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, divide it in to four equal pieces and roll each one into a ball.
6. Roll each ball out into a long oval, fold one third of the oval over the middle (from the side, not the top), then the other third over the top to form a long, narrow packet. Roll over the seam to flatten it, then roll it up from one end to make a fat sausage. Repeat with the other balls of dough then arrange them in the loaf tin, seam side down.
7. Loosely cover with oiled clingfilm and leave to rise until at least doubled in size, this can take 1-2 hours (mine took nearly 2). If you press the dough gently with a finger the indentation should spring back slowly but remain visible. If it springs back quickly it needs to proof for a little longer. Preheat the oven while the dough is rising to 180C/350F/gas mark 4.
8. Brush the top of the dough with some of the beaten egg then bake on the lower middle shelf of the oven for 30-40 minutes until well risen and the bread sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom, the internal temperature should reach 94C/200F on a probe thermometer. Cover the bread with foil partway through baking if it starts to get too dark.
9. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely before slicing.

Malt bread with raisins  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:40 Minutes

1 Tablespoon (15 mL) Brown sugar
3 Tablespoon (45 mL) Malt extract
2 Tablespoons (30 mL) Molasses
25 Gram (1 oz) Butter
250 Milliliter (1 cup) Milk
100 Grammes (3 1/2 oz) Whole wheat flour
350 Grammes (plus extra for bench) Bread flour
Salt To Taste
14 Grammes (1 Tbsp) Active dry yeast
225 Grammes (1 1/2 cups) Seedless raisins

Malt bread with raisins

Preparation:


1. Place the sugar, malt extract, molasses, butter, and milk in a pot and heat gently until the butter has just melted.
2. Set aside to cool, below 95ºF.
Mix the flours, salt, yeast and raisins in a mixing bowl. Pour in the malt/milk mixture.
3. Mix thoroughly; the mixture will be soft and a little sticky. Turn the mixture onto a floured surface and knead gently for 5-6 minutes.
4. Divide the dough in two, and shape into a loaf. Place the shaped dough into two greased 450g/1lb loaf pans or loaf dishes.
5. Shape into the dishes so that the top is smooth and level.
6. Cover loosely with plastic wrap.
7. Let rise for a couple of hours, or until the dough has risen to the top of the dishes. Preheat your oven to 190ºC (375ºF).
8. Remove the plastic wrap and bake for 30-40 minutes.
9. The loaves are done when they reach an internal temperature of 195º.F. Cool on a wire rack.

Maple blueberry muffins  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:25 minutes

2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup fresh blueberries

Streusel topping:
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons slivered almonds
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Maple blueberry muffins

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease a 12 cup muffin pan.
Streusel topping:
Stir together brown sugar, almonds, butter and cinnamon. Set aside. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In separate bowl, whisk together egg, maple syrup, milk and butter; pour over dry ingredients. Evenly sprinkle with blueberries; stir just enough to moisten dry ingredients and distribute blueberries. Spoon into muffin cups, filling two-thirds full.
Sprinkle with streusel topping .
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until tops are firm to the touch. Let cool in pan on rack for 3 minutes.
Transfer to rack and let cool completely.
Adapted from Canadian Living Magazine.

Morning glory muffins  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooking time:30 minutes

2/3 cup raisins
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour, spooned and leveled
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups peeled and grated carrots
1 large tart apple, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored and grated
1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup wheat germ
3 large eggs
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup orange juice

Morning glory muffins

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line the 12-cup muffin tin with paper cups.
In a small bowl, cover the raisins with hot water. Set them aside to soak while you assemble the rest of the recipe.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt.
Stir in the carrots, apple, coconut, walnuts, and wheat germ.
In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, vanilla, and orange juice. Add to the flour mixture, and stir until evenly moistened.
Drain the raisins, squeezing out any excess water with your hands, and stir them in.
Divide the batter among the wells of the prepared pan. They will be very full.
Bake the muffins for 25 to 28 minutes, until they're nicely domed and a cake tester inserted in the center of one of the inner muffins comes out clean.
Remove the muffins from the oven and let cool in the pan on a rack for about 5 minutes. Turn the muffins out onto the rack to cool completely. Cover and store at room temperature for several days, or freeze for longer storage.

Onion and cheese frittata  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes

8 large eggs
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan
3 large fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces
3 large fresh sage leaves, minced
1 tsp. minced fresh rosemary
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup thinly sliced onion
1 cup diced Fontina cheese

Onion and cheese frittata

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 400°. Whisk first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl; set aside. Heat oil in a medium ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté until soft, about 6 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Stir in egg mixture. Spoon diced cheese evenly over.
Cook until frittata begins to set, about 2 minutes. Place in oven; bake until just set, 7-9 minutes. Slide the frittata onto a platter. Cut into wedges; serve hot or at room temperature.

Oven-cooked bacon  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time:5 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes

1/2 sliced bacon

Oven-cooked bacon

Preparation:


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

1.Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Make sure to cut a large-enough sheet of parchment paper so that there is overhang on all sides. Then fold the excess up so that the drippings don’t seep through any cracks.
Lay the bacon strips flat, making sure pieces do not overlap.
2. Bake until crisp and browned, 15 to 18 minutes, 24 minutes (thick-cut bacon), rotating the sheets once.
3. Transfer strips to a paper towel to drain.
Let the drippings cool slightly, lift up the parchment, and store the drippings into a container.

Panettone  Print Recipe

Serves: 10

Preparation time:2 hours

Cooking time:1 hour

1 package (1 tablespoon) dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup water
1 pound all-purpose flour
4 ounces sugar
6 ounces unsalted butter, softened
6 eggs
1/4 cup lemon peel, diced
1/4 cup orange peel, diced
1 cup raisins

Panettone

Preparation:


In a small mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water and sugar. Stir well and allow to raise in a warm place. In the mixing bowl of an electric mixer, combine flour, yeast mixture, sugar, butter, eggs. Mix dough at low speed until it becomes elastic and smooth and does not stick to sides of bowl.
Shape dough into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature until triple in volume. Punch the dough. Again shape into a ball.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
To bake the panettone, I use an empty 2 pound coffee can lined with buttered brown paper.
On a floured surface, work the lemon and orange peel and raisins into the dough.
Drop dough in the prepared mold. Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Let dough rise at room temperature until triples in volume. Brush dough with warm milk.
Bake about 55 minutes to 1 hour.

Peach-blueberry custard danishes  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes

Custard:
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
pinch of salt
2/3 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Danishes:
1 package frozen puff pastry, thawed
4 ripe, firm freestone peaches, peeled
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
freshly ground nutmeg

Peach-blueberry custard danishes

Preparation:

Custard:
Combine sugar with constarch and salt in a glass bowl. Whisk in milk until smooth. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Stir at least once during cooking. Beat eggs lightly.
Stir some of the hot sauce into egg, then whisk warm egg back into custard. Microwave on medium for 20 to 40 seconds or until thickened. Whisk until smooth.
Whisk in vanilla and set aside.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Danishes:
Roll half the pastry on a lightly floured surface into a 12-x 8-inch rectangle. Cut pastry into six 4-inch rectangles. Transfer to rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining pastry. Slice peaches thinly. Toss gently with blueberries, lemon juice and sugar.
Spoon fruit mixture into centre of pastry rectangles. Top fruit with about 2 teaspoons of custard and a small pinch of nutmeg. Bake for 20 minutes, rotating pan after 10 minutes. Pastry should be puffed and golden.
Cool slightly on racks. Serve danishes with remaining custard on the side.
Adapted from Homemakers Magazine Summer 2002

Pogne de romans  Print Recipe

Serves: 14

Preparation time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes

For Starter:
2 teaspoons dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (105-115 degrees F.)
1 cup flour

For dough:
6 cups flour
6 eggs, at room temperature
1/4 cup rum or brandy
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons water
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup orange flower water (0r 4 teaspoons orange extract)
8 ounces soft butter

glaze:
1 egg
1 teaspoon milk

Pogne de romans

Preparation:

Cut two 16 inch round parchment paper disks to fit under each pogne. Butter each disk. Place on baking sheet. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water.
Stir in flour to make a soft dough. Let dough rise in covered bowl at room temperature (70-75 F) to double in bulk. On a working surface, form a well with 1 1/2 cups flour. Break 4 eggs in center. Bring the flour and eggs together to form a mass.
Turn dough to the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat 2 to 3 minutes at medium speed.
Batter will be smooth and light golden yellow. Add, rum or brandy, sugar and 2 teaspoons water. salt and orange flower water and stir in.
Gradually add butter while mixing. When all the butter has been stirred in, add remaining eggs and blend well at medium speed. Knead the rest of flour, one cup at the time until dough is soft and elastic. Form dough into a ball. Return to the large bowl. Cover with plastic.
When the starter has developed, it is added to the larger ball of yellow dough. Place the yellow dough on the working surface and flatten. Spread the starter dough over it. Fold over the yellow dough to envelop the starter dough.
Work and knead together to form a smooth dough with no streaks of color remaining. Place dough in a clean bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and leave at room temperature until nearly doubled in volume. Turn dough onto work surface.
Divide into 2 pieces. Form each into a ball. Flatten the ball so the pogne is about 8 inches in diameter.
Press a thumb down in the center. With the fingers, open a hole about 4 inches across. Place pogne on the prepared paper disk on baking sheet. Repeat for second piece. Cover with wax paper and let rise at room temperature free of draft for about 21/2 hours. Brush with glaze. With a razor blade, make 3 connecting cuts on top of each pogne to form a triangle.
Bake at 350 degrees until crust is a deep glistening brown.

Quick and easy pancakes  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time:10 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes

For the instant Pancake mix:
28 ounces all-purpose flour (by weight)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 ounce light brown sugar

Quick and easy Pancakes:
10 ounces (by weight) instant pancake mix (above)
2 large eggs, separated and at room temperature
2 cups low-fat buttermilk at room temperature (plus another ounce to adjust consistency of final batter)
2 ounces unsalted butter, melted in a small saucepan and cooled
1 ounce unsalted butter, shortening or non-stick spray for the pan
8 ounces fresh fruit such as blueberries (optional)

Quick and easy pancakes

Preparation:

INSTANT PANCAKE MIX
Sift all ingredients together and store in an airtight container in the pantry for up to 3 months. Shake well before each use.
PANCAKES
Heat an electric griddle to 350 degrees F or set a heavy skillet or griddle over medium heat.
Heat the oven to the lowest possible temperate (not more than 200 degrees F).
Place the pancake mix in a large mixing bowl.
Whisk the egg whites and the buttermilk in a second bowl.
Whisk the egg yolks into the cooled melted butter.
Whisk the butter mixture completely into the buttermilk mixture.
Combine the wet team onto the dry instant pancake mix and quickly bring together with a large whisk. Do not over mix.
Ladle 1 ounce (by volume) of batter onto the griddle. Spread the batter out to a disk about 4 inches in diameter. Cook for 3 minutes, or until bubbles around the upside edge set. If you wish to integrate the fruit into the pancake itself, add it after the batter has been on the griddle for about 30 seconds.
Carefully flip with a wide spatula and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, until golden brown on the bottom.
Serve immediately or keep warm in the oven by placing cakes on a half sheet pan and covering them with a tea towel for up to 20 minutes.

Refrigerator blueberry muffins  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:25 minutes

1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries
2 cups sifted flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk

Refrigerator blueberry muffins

Preparation:

Night before:
Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla at high speed until light and fluffy, scraping the sides occasionally. Beat for 4 minutes. On low speed beat in flour mixture in fourths, alternating with milk in thirds (begin and end with flour). Beat until smooth. Gently fold in blueberries just to combine. Fill each muffin cup 2/3 full.
Refrigerate overnight.
Next day:
Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove to wire rack. Let cool or serve warm.

Rye bread rugbrod  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time:1 hour

Cooking time:1 hour

3/4 cup cracked rye kernels
3/4 cup cracked wheat
3/4 cup flax seed/linseeds
3/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 tbsp malt syrup (or dark syrup)
1 1/2 cups Traditional
sour dough

3 1/4 cups water
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups rye flour
1 tbsp salt
2 tbsp gravy browning (can be omitted)

Rye bread rugbrod

Preparation:

In a large bowl; Add the cracked rye kernels, cracked wheat, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, water, malt syrup and the sour dough. Let it all soak for minimum 8 hours. This can with advantage be done in the evening, so that you can continue the morning after.
After about 8 hours; add the rest of the ingredients and let the rye bread dough rise for about 1.5 hours.
Divide the dough into two portions and pour it into two normal bread pans. Cover the bread pans with some plastic wrap (or a damp dishtowel). Let the dough rise for about 1-2 hours or until the bread pan is full of dough.
Bake the rye breads at 180 C (360 F) for about 1 hour.
When done; remove the breads for the bread pans and let them cool off. When the breads are cooled off; keep them in an air tight container or a plastic bag.

Simple granola  Print Recipe

Serves: 16

Preparation time:10 minutes

Cooking time:1 hour

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup canola, vegetable, or even coconut oil
4 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt

Simple granola

Preparation:


1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
2. Combine brown sugar, honey and canola oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat.
3. Cook, stirring often until sugar is dissolved.
4. Pour brown sugar mixture over oats and add cinnamon and salt. Stir until oats are evenly coated.
5. Spread granola mixture over a cookie sheet (sprayed with oil) and press mixture down.
6. Place in oven and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15-20 minutes.
7. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before breaking apart and into pieces.
8. Store in an air tight container.

Smoked salmon eggs benedict  Print Recipe

Serves: 2

Preparation time:30 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes

2 English muffins, split and toasted
4 slices smoked salmon
2 poached eggs, see note below
1/2 cup Hollandaise sauce

Smoked salmon eggs benedict

Preparation:

Make the hollandaise.
To assemble the eggs benedict, place the sliced smoked salmon on each English muffin. Top with poached egg, drizzling the tops with hollandaise sauce. Serve immediately.







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Egg poacher

Sour cream-maple bread  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:1 hour

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
8 Tbs. (1 stick) unsalted butter, at
room temperature
3/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 cup sour cream
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Sour cream-maple bread

Preparation:

Preheat an oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour a loaf pan 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" high also called 1lb loaf pan

In a small bowl, stir and toss together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a bowl, using a whisk, beat the butter until smooth, then slowly add the maple syrup, whisking constantly. Whisk in the sour cream and egg. Stir in the pecans. Add the flour mixture and stir until just blended.

Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for 15 minutes, then turn the loaf out onto the rack and let cool completely.

Waffles with blueberries  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes

4 3/4 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 1 cup
4 3/4 ounces whole-wheat flour, approximately 1 cup
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
3 whole eggs, beaten
2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
16 ounces buttermilk, room temperature
2 cups frozen wild blueberries or fresh blueberries
Vegetable spray, for waffle iron

Waffles with blueberries

Preparation:

Preheat waffle iron while making the batter.

In a medium bowl whisk together the flours, soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
In another bowl beat together eggs and melted butter, and then add the buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined. Fold in blueberries. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Spray the top and bottom surfaces of the waffle iron with cooking spray. Ladle the waffle batter onto the iron. Close iron top and cook until the waffle is golden on both sides and is easily removed from iron, approximately 5 to 6 minutes.

Serve immediately or keep them warm in a 200 degree oven until ready to serve. Top with pure maple syrup.

Whole grain brown soda bread  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time:15 minutes

Cooking time:25 minutes

3 1/4 cups (400 grams) whole wheat flour
1/2 cup (45 grams) rolled or traditional oats
1/4 cup (.6dl) oat bran or more oats
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
2 tablespoons (44 grams) molasses
1 1/2 cups (355ml) buttermilk
1/3 cup (76 grams) melted butter
To top the loaf:
1 tablespoon (14 grams) butter
2 tablespoons oat bran or oats

Whole grain brown soda bread

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and butter a 9" cast iron skillet or a 9" cake pan that has 2" sides.
Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl (flour through baking soda) and set this bowl aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients (egg through 1/3 cup melted butter). Add this to the dry mixture and stir. It will be sticky but you don't need to add more flour and you don't not need to knead the dough.
Scoop the dough into the prepared skillet or pan.
Brush the top with the tablespoon of melted butter and using a bread knife, cut an X, about 3/4" deep, into the loaf. Sprinkle the two tablespoons of oat bran or oats over the loaf.
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let the bread cool in the pan for about 5 minutes and then remove the bread and let it cool on a cooling rack until ready to serve. Best when served warm!

Whole grain soda bread  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooking time:1 hour

1/4 cup millet flour
1/4 cup quinoa flour
1/4 cup amaranth flour
1 cup old-fashioned oats, plus 1 Tbsp for topping
2 1/4 cups buttermilk, divided, plus more for brushing
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil, plus more for pan
4 cups whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 cup sunflower seeds, plus 1 Tbsp for topping
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3 tablespoons molasses

Whole grain soda bread

Preparation:

1. Mix millet, quinoa, amaranth, 1 cup oats, 1 cup buttermilk, and 1/2 cup water in a small bowl. Allow the sticky mixture to rest 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly oil an 8"-diameter cast-iron skillet or cake pan.
In a large mixing bowl, mix whole wheat flour, ground flaxseed, salt, baking soda, and 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, soft butter, molasses, 1 1/4 cups buttermilk, remaining 1 Tbsp. oil AND the prepared oat mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon until dough is smooth, homogenous, and still slightly sticky.

3. Form dough into a ball and place in prepared pan. Brush with buttermilk; top with more oats and sunflower seeds. Cut a large X into the top and bake until golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of loaf registers 190°F, about 1 hour or longer. Let cool in pan.

whole wheat irish soda bread with bulgur  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time:30 minutes

Cooking time:1 hour

120 grams (about 3/4 cup) medium (#2) bulgur
1 cup boiling water
460 grams (about 3 2/3 cups) whole wheat flour
8 grams baking soda (1 1/2 teaspoons)
10 grams salt (about 1 1/2 teaspoons)
2 cups buttermilk (more as needed)

whole wheat irish soda bread with bulgur

Preparation:

1. Place the bulgur in a bowl and pour on 1 cup boiling water, or enough to cover the bulgur by about 1/2 inch. Cover the bowl and allow the bulgur to sit for 30 minutes, until all the water has been absorbed and the grains are tender.
2. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line a 9 inches round cast iron pan or a baking sheet with parchment.
3. Place the flour in a large, wide bowl and sift in the baking soda and salt. Mix in with your hands or with a wide spatula. Make a well in the middle of the flour and pour in the buttermilk. Add the bulgur to the well, then mix in the flour from the sides of the bowl to the center using a wide rubber spatula, a wide wooden spoon or your hands, turning the bowl and sweeping the flour from the sides into the buttermilk. Mix until the bulgur and buttermilk have been incorporated into the flour, then scrape out onto a lightly floured work surface. The dough should be soft and a bit sticky. Flour your hands so it won’t stick to them.
4. Gently knead the dough, only enough to shape it into a ball, then with floured hands gently pat it down to a 2-inch high round, about 9 inches in diameter. Place it on the parchment-lined cast-iron pan or baking sheet and cut a 1/2-inch deep cross across the top.
5. Place in the oven and bake 20 minutes at 450 degrees. Turn down the heat to 375 degrees and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes, until the loaf responds with a hollow sound when tapped on the bottom. Remove from the oven, wrap loosely in a cloth or kitchen towel, and cool on a rack.

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