Breakfast

Simple Homemade Yogurt

2018-07-07T12:23:30+00:00Breakfast, Method|

This is such a simple recipe for homemade creamy yogurt. The yogurt is made using non-fat milk and inoculated with previous batch of homemade yogurt…confused?  Continue reading and you will find out how… We always have yogurt in the morning and the amazing thing is that I do not even remember when the last time I bought yogurt was.  I make my own yogurt from organic non-fat milk using the yogurt that I made previously…so it is a continuous production of yogurt by taking approximately 2 tablespoons or so from the jar that it is in used. The recipe is very versatile, you can use 1% fat, 2% fat, or whole milk. The more fat content in the milk the [...]

Almond Croissants

2018-06-18T10:47:14+00:00Bread, Breakfast, Make-Ahead then Freeze it!|

Today I am sharing with you a very simple and yet delicious recipe for almond croissants using store bought croissants. The combination of flaky layers of croissant dough and smooth almond cream is just divine.  This is a perfect treat for a weekend brunch or afternoon tea.   As I mention many time throughout my blog, I love to shop at Costco and one of the many “problems” shopping at Costco is the large quantity…well, with this said once in a while we do not resist and get the croissants and sure enough they come in a package of 12…huge ones. I do freeze some for sandwiches and the other ones I turn into tasty and delicious almost fancy bakeries [...]

Fresh Berries with Vanilla Yogurt

2018-06-21T11:26:47+00:00Breakfast, Dessert/Sweet, Fresh Fruits, Review|

Today I am sharing with you a very simple twist for your everyday bowl of berries and yogurt. You will not believe that just a little sprinkle of the Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla powder on a plain yogurt will make magic…all of a sudden the berries are covered by an elegant layer of very delicate, aromatic and flavorful yogurt… This is one of the posts that there is no need for recipe. Plain and simple, just top your fresh berries with yogurt.  Oh, before I continue, when I was approached by Nielsen-Massey Company to try one of their products I picked the vanilla powder since I have never used vanilla in the form of powder. I received a sample [...]

Sweet Milk Raisin Bread

2018-06-18T10:49:55+00:00Asian Inspired Recipe, Bread, Breakfast|

This sweet bread is almost like a dessert…very rich, buttery, cottony with a touch of raisins in it, and stays fresh for days... I try to avoid making this kind of bread as I cannot settle for just one slice…but here I am again with another version of it…the bread is so soft, light and yet rich at the same time…I love eating it by peeling the crumb as it come out so thin, almost like paper sheets…very addictive. I must admit that this recipe requires a bit of work, but so well worth it! I used tangzhong or water roux method as in many of my bread recipes. If you like baking bread you must give this method [...]

Multigrain Sourdough Bread

2018-06-18T10:51:22+00:00Bread, Breakfast|

Who does not like a hearty, nutty and crusty bread?  This bread is loaded with lots of grains…great for sandwich or just as a toast. Since I started cultivating my sourdough starter I wanted to make a multigrain loaf of bread…the combination of the slightly sour and hearty grains  in each bite is just amazing…so why to make the best out of it?  Healthy and tasty…we use the bread for sandwich, toast or simply with a smear of a big chunk of butter. Many of the recipes call for cereal, since we do not eat box cereal I had to search for recipes that use grains, pure and simple…the template used in this recipe is from “Seeded Multigrain Sourdough, [...]

Sourdough Starter Waffle

2018-06-18T10:52:49+00:00Breakfast, Dessert/Sweet|

What you do when you have extra sourdough starter? Please do not discard the discard…you can make these waffles, they are so light and crispy! My sourdough starter is really taking off…and it is so much fun seeing all the growth and the yeast smell mixed with the sour of the lactobacillus…what a fun thing to culture. I got to a point that I can literally feed my sourdough starter only twice a month…even so, when this time comes, and I do not need to bake bread I feel so bad having to discard the extra starter, so I search and search to see what I could make with it…the choices are endless…so this week I decided to try the [...]

Frangipane Toast

2018-06-18T11:09:38+00:00Asian Inspired Recipe, Bread, Breakfast|

This toast is almost like a dessert for breakfast. The toast is covered with a layer of creamy frangipane and topped with toasted slices of almond.  Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. Okay, you might feel that I am cheating…this is a simple version of the Frangipane Rolls. Since we had so much frangipane rolls, I decided to use up the almond cream so it would not go bad. In this recipe I used the same dough, just in different format. I spread a generous layer of almond cream, sprinkled some sliced almond and voila… Can I tell you a secret? I just learned when writing this post that the past tense of the verb “spread” is “spread”…so interesting [...]

Oladi, Russian Pancake

2018-06-18T11:13:37+00:00Breakfast, Dessert/Sweet|

This is a very simple recipe of a Russian version of what is our pancake.  The recipe calls for yeast as an raising agent.  It is fluffy and light, great for breakfast. I hope this post find you all well…as for us, we came back from a fantastic vacation. We explored Russia, from Moscow to St. Petersburg by cruising the Volga river and stopping at many cities along the way. It was a very nice experience visiting all the major touristic places…the churches, museums, parks, metro system and many others. After our vacation in Russia it is only natural to share a Russian recipe…and I choose this Russian pancakes, called oladi, which was served to us very often for breakfast [...]

Calamansi Poppy Seed Muffin

2018-06-18T11:16:08+00:00Breakfast, Dessert/Sweet|

This is a recipe for a simple muffin, loaded with citrus flavors from calamansi and poppy seed. Great for breakfast or as a snack. Have you ever heard of calamansi? Well, I did by chance…years ago, I was looking for a dwarf orange family tree, and bump into this nice tree which at the time looked like a mandarin orange tree. After a few months I noticed that the fruits were tiny, they looked like the little cuties, but much smaller. I thought that the farmer made a mistake when placing the tag…It was then that I looked carefully at the tag…it said calamansi or calamondin. After a lot of search in the internet I learned that calamansi is a [...]

Apple Filled Little Buns

2018-06-18T11:21:13+00:00Asian Inspired Recipe, Bread, Breakfast|

Today I am sharing you a recipe for an Asian inspired bun recipe. These buns are filled with tangy soft apple. Because tangzhong or water roux method was used in this recipe, the little buns stay fresh and soft for days. Yes, here I am with another simple recipe for bread…this time I decided to make a lighter version of bread dough as compared to the sweet dough. In spite of no heavy cream and less fat, this bread still turned out to be very light and fluffy… With this one recipe I made two kind of bread, my usual Pullman sandwich loaf and buns filled with freshly cooked apple filling…yes, the buns turned out so good…light bread dough with sweet [...]

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