Posts Tagged ‘breakfast’

11/12/09
Amy

(Cooking) Crepes


Crepes are often viewed as a delicate gourmet dish, but they are actually no more difficult to make than pancakes. They are simply bigger and are made from a thinner batter. Crepes make a fabulous breakfast, brunch, or even dinner. You can fill them with berries, bananas, cream cheese, applesauce, or even just butter and cinnamon sugar or a dab of melted chocolate. However or whenever you serve them, they are a fresh and light dish.

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3 T butter, melted
2 c milk
6 eggs
1 c flour or GF Flour mix*

Directions:

Melt butter. Add milk and eggs. Beat with a whisk until mixed. Add flour and beat until smooth.

Pour one ladle full of batter onto a lightly buttered skillet over medium heat. Cook until the top side is mostly dry or the bottom side is lightly browned. Flip and cook the opposite side until it is also lightly browned.

Remove from the skillet and fill with desired fillings. Top with confectioner’s sugar or cinnamon sugar if desired.

*Gluten free flour mix: 6 c. brown rice flour, 2 c. potato starch, 1 c. tapioca starch

09/19/09
Amy

(Cooking) Blueberry Buckle


Our family has chosen to do a reduced-gluten diet at home so a lot of my baking is done with a gluten-free (wheat-free) flour mix. I determined early on, though, to not let that choice restrict our enjoyment of eating and have strived to convert many of our favorite traditional dishes to a gluten-free variety.

This original Blueberry Buckle recipe is a treat that a good friend of mine makes and that my family has fallen in love with. Here is the original recipe and the converted gluten free recipe. The directions are the same for each combination. Which ever one you choose, I know you won’t be disappointed!

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Blueberry Buckle
1/2 c. oil
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg
2 c. flour
2 1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. milk
2 c. blueberries

Topping:
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/4 c. butter

Blueberry Buckle Gluten Free
1/2 c. oil
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg
*1 1/2 c. gluten free flour mix
1 T baking powder
1/4 t. salt
3/4 t. xanthan gum
2/3 c. milk
2 c. blueberries

Topping:
1/2 c. sugar
*1/2 c. gluten free flour mix
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/4 c. butter

*Gluten free flour mix: 6 c. brown rice flour, 2 c. potato starch, 1 c. tapioca starch

Directions:

Cream oil and sugar, then add the egg. Combine dry ingredients and add to oil and sugar mix alternately with the milk. Spread into a greased 9″ square pan. Top with blueberries. Mix topping ingredients and sprinkle over the blueberries. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

07/31/09
Amy

(Cooking) ABC Pancakes


Being a fun parent is all about seeking out ways to turn day-to-day activities into small adventures. ABC Pancakes is a perfect example. Next Saturday morning, put this fun twist on your flapjacks.

Mix up your pancake batter as normal. Pour the batter into a gallon-sized ziploc bag and clip off one of the bottom corners, about 1/2- 1 inch wide. Gently squeeze the batter onto a lightly greased skillet into the shape of your choice and continue to follow your pancake recipe’s cooking instructions.

Get creative! You can make letters, numbers, animals, or other shapes of our choice. The kids love to make requests!

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