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Cinnamon Roll Waffles

2 May

Ok, so this is not a recipe. I cannot, in good conscious, call something that has one ingredient (and that one ingredient happens to be prepackaged) a recipe. But, it is a pretty darn clever way to make breakfast in 2 minutes. We are having a birthday at our house today and have all kinds of crazy things to do on top of celebrate my munchkin’s special day, so everything on the menu is slotted for “as easy as can be.” My kids loved the icing on top and still wanted to drown theirs in syrup. My husband, on the other hand, declined syrup. His comment was: “No thanks. I’m not even going to pretend that this is a waffle.” Fair enough :). But they really turned out tasty. Kind of a toasted cinnamon roll!

P.S. I will never, ever get used to opening these darn ‘pop open’ refrigerated packages! I seriously have a mini panic attack just before I start twisting the things – my entire body tenses up in preparation for the inevitable, yet never predictable, POP! And it’s almost worse when they don’t pop, and you have to press on the seam to make them do it. It kills me. I am aware that this is highly irrational, but that changes nothing.

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Ingredients:

2 pkgs refrigerated cinnamon rolls

waffle iron

Pop open cinnamon rolls and separate. Place a roll in each waffle section of waffle iron and press down firmly. Cook until golden brown. Top with icing or syrup…or both!

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Coast Toast

21 Apr

This is no ordinary French Toast…I cannot impress upon you how serious I am…this is NO ORDINARY French Toast. So, so good – I actually preferred not to put syrup on mine. How many French Toast recipes can stand on their own with out a little drizzle of syrup? Not many!!! I also tried it with a fruit compote, which was super tasty – but I really just loved it plain. Perfect amount of orange snuck in there. Perfectly complimented by the dusting of powdered sugar. Just…well, perfect.

P.S. Happy Easter!!!

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Ingredients:

1 loaf soft French bread

1 qt whipping cream

10 eggs

3/4 cup orange juice

1/2 cup sugar

pinch of salt

2 Tbsp vanilla

2 Tbsp orange flavoring

Combine all ingredients. Pour over bread slices. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour. Remove bread and discard liquid. Spread butter on a flat grill. Cook bread until golden brown on both sides, then bake at 450^F for 5-7 minutes or until bread is puffed up like a soufflé. Dust with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.

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Original recipe: www.brocktonvilla.com

 

Orange Sunrise Pancakes

31 Mar

While I love a traditional buttermilk pancake, it is always nice to throw a little variation in there. These pancakes make me feel like I’m eating breakfast at a nice little B&B…I have to close my eyes and ignore the milk spilling and cries of, “She took my seat!!!” but close enough. 🙂

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Ingredients:

Pancakes:

2 large eggs

2 cups buttermilk or soured milk

2 Tbsp butter, melted

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup orange juice

1 tsp orange zest

1/2 tsp salt

2 Tbsp brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 1/2 cups flour

Combine wet ingredients then add dry, Mix until combined. Pour batter onto skillet set at 325^F and cook each side until golden.

Berry Compote:

2 cups of frozen or fresh berry of choice (I used a mixed berry frozen pack)
Juice of 3 limes
2 cups sugar

Combine everything in a bowl to coat, and then heat over a medium flame until the berries liquify and if you stir a spoon through it, you can see the bottom of the pan for a beat. Basically, it should look kind of syrupy. Serve warm over pancakes.

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