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Pannenkoek Dutch Apple Pancakes

Last month I met some friends for breakfast at a local cafe. As a self-proclaimed pancake luver I decided to try the Dutch Apple Pancakes with sauteed apples. I was unsure with my decision because I am not a fan of the goopy sugary apple […]

Family Togetherness: Wednesday Breakfast

“Frukostdags” by Hanna Pauli Wednesday morning breakfasts appeared one day without any solicitation on my part. On Wednesday mornings I like to make pancakes. They make for a nice variation from the typical egg burritos or oatmeal. One Wednesday morning I was surprised to discover […]

Apple Pear Raisin Syrup

One December several years ago I was making pancakes for the family and realized I did not have any syrup. The spices remind me of Christmas time.

2 small pears, peeled, cored and sliced
1 small apple, peeled, cored and sliced
Dash Nutmeg
1 / 8 tsp Cinnamon
1/3 cup raisins
Dash ground cloves
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 / 2 cup water
1 tbsp butter

In a sauce pan add all ingredients let come to a boil then simmer until pears and apples are soft. Mash up some of the pears and apples slightly to blend.  If syrup is to runny, in a small bowl mix juice from pan and a little flour until smooth. Add to syrup.  Serve with pancakes, waffles or French toast.
Note: use older pears and apples that are on the mushy side.

Ebelskivers: A Danish Pancake

Several years ago Stephen’s sister, Jennifer, gave us an Ebelskiver for Christmas. Since then, it has become a tradition to make a different Ebelskiver recipe each year for Christmas breakfast. Williams Sonoma has been so helpful in that regard, as every year they print a […]

Banana and Cream Cheese Crepes

I admit I have an addiction to breakfast foods. These banana and cream cheese crepes do not help. I do not know where it came from as I have had this recipe for years. A crepe pan is not necessary when making crepes. A small […]

Pancakes and Waffles

A friend of mine and her family has a special weekly tradition. Every Monday night, everyone (friends and family) go to the Grandparents house for crapes and stories. Set up a pancake, waffle or crepe bar with your family’s favorite fruits and nuts. You could give each member a small bowl with pancake batter and let them choose what to mix in the batter. Or, after you have poured the batter on the skillet, let them sprinkle their favorite toppings. Banana and nuts, blueberries, strawberries, chocolate chips or try a sprinkle of cheese and bacon.

PANCAKES:
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 egg
1 cup milk

Melt the butter in a small pan on low heat. In a bowl, using a wire whisk or sifter, sift in the flour, powder, salt and sugar. Add the eggs and half of the milk. Mix until it gets pasty. Add the rest of the milk and the butter. Beating until creamy. Pour onto heated griddle. Cook until tops are bubbly about 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook the other side about 1 minute.

Variations:
-Serve with syrup, yogurt and fruit, pumpkin butter and cream cheese, jam, fruit or nuts. Substitute all or part of the flour with white wheat flour. For a real treat add a teaspoon of juice from an orange.
-Replace part of the all purpose flour with whole wheat, oat flour or coconut flour.
-Add 1-2 tablespoons protein powder.
-Add 1-2 tablespoons ground flaxseed meal.

waffles

WAFFLES:
2 cup flour
1 1/2 c buttermilk
2 eggs, separated
2 tbsp sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp butter, melted

Sift flour, sugar, salt and powder. In another bowl beat egg yolks and milk. Slowly add flour. Beat until smooth. Mix in melted butter. Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into batter. Cook.

Variations:
-Serve with syrup, yogurt and fruit, cream cheese, jam and fruit.
-Make an egg sandwich.
-Substitute all or part of the flour with white wheat flour.