Apple Rings

About weekend breakfast I can speak for hours. When you finally can be lazy, slow, when you stay long in the bed and after barefoot run in kitchen to create something very special, to celebrate this wonderful time – Saturday morning. And the sun is always quite high and lighten all your kitchen. And then you can sit, eat pancakes (for my dear “something special” automatically refers to them:)) with jam or maple syrup, and look in the garden… Amazing, right? But let’s imagine, what people in the different parts of the world do this not-so-early Saturday? Guys from Hostelbookers did a research about traditional breakfasts in 50 countries. They got a lot of critics, saying these dishes are not really what people eat every day, but here is the point, right – what would you eat for the breakfast, if you can choose from the best national dish? Anyway, I can confirm Italian, American, Russian, and British breakfasts as correct, so it is already a good start. Anyway, have a look, indeed interesting!
Ok, this breakfast recipe is borrowed from Afra (oh, she is the best person for the breakfast inspiration). I prefer these apple rings (BTW, a traditional Dutch breakfast of the list above) to traditional pancakes, they are way tastier and healthier as well.
Time of preparation: 40 minutes Difficulty: Easy
  • Apples_____2
  • Egg_______ 1 small
  • Flour______70 grams 
  • Baking Powder____1/2 teaspoon 
  • Baking Soda______1/4 teaspoon
  • A pinch of salt
  • Buttermilk_______60 ml (if you don’t have it – take simple milk and a tablespoon of apple vinegar).  

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Scones with Chocolate-Coffee Cream

Scones are amazing start of a day or treat for tea. But if you prefer to have a little bit more elaborative version or have a sweet teeth - that idea is for you.

Scones are amazing start of a day or treat for tea. But if you prefer to have a little bit more elaborative version or have a sweet teeth – that idea is for you.

Time of preparation: 40 minutes Difficulty: Easy
For dough:
  • Self-Raising Flour__225 grams
  • Caster Sugar______25 grams
  • A pinch of salt
  • Butter__________55 grams
  • Milk_____________150 ml

For Cream:

  • Mascarpone____200 grams
  • Butter________250 grams
  • Milk_________ 100 ml
  • Coffee_______ 40 ml
  • Egg_________ 1
  • Sugar________ 200 grams
  • Vanilla essence_1 teaspoon
  • Cacao________2 tablespoons

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Griddle-pan waffles


A smart way to prepare waffles without having a special waffle-maker (with thanks to Jamie Oliver for the idea)

Time of preparation: 20 minutes Difficulty: Easy
  • Eggs____________2
  • Milk_____________300 ml
  • Self-raising Flour__225 grams
  • Baking Powder___ 2 teaspoons
  • Salt_____________1/4 teaspoons
  • Butter___________100 grams

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Dutch Pancake


Dutch pancake is something in the middle between a pancake and an omelet.

The recipe I found in the wonderful blog of Afra, where you can see a better picture (it just happened that all my round baking dishes were occupied with some cakes, so mine breakfast was square-shaped) and find a lot of  fantastic recipes and stories. This pancake is simply amazing – strange I’ve never seen it in the NL.
Time of preparation: 40 minutes Difficulty: Easy
  • Butter_____50 grams
  • Eggs______3 (room temperature)
  • Flour______60 grams 
  • Milk_______120ml
  • A few drops of stevia (maple syrup, or sugar)
  • A pinch of salt
  • A few drops of vanilla essence
  • A pinch of cinnamon (optional)
Icing sugar for decoration

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