Posts Tagged ‘brunch’

Feta And Cheese Savory Waffles – Whole Wheat Goodness

Home Made Cooking

I was tired of serving sweet waffles. Not that we don’t all like them, because we most definitely do, but it was brunch time and I felt like a dish that’s somewhere in between lunch and breakfast is in order. Not timewise, content wise.

I open the fridge -no inspiration, I look on the counter – none there either, but then I open the cupboard and see my Waffle Maker (Clickable link) and I know what’s about to be made – savory waffles, and I’m going to put an egg on it. And let me tell you, if you don’t own a waffle maker yet – do yourself a favor and get one ASAP.

This recipe is really easy and doesn’t require a mixer, it is all mixed by hand and the ingredients are something you surely have on hand. You can omit the pesto or one of the cheese kinds is you don’t have both. You can also add your favorite spices and herbs, I assure you it’ll be just as good or even better.

I made these and served with heated pasta sauce I had in the fridge and a sunny side up on top. It was delish!

Once you make these you’ll know you now have your new go-to brunch or maybe even supper recipe – it’s just that good.

 

Cheese and feta waffles

 

Cheese and feta waffles

 

Feta And Cheese Savory Waffles - Whole Wheat Goodness
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Recipe type: Brunch
Cuisine: Waffles
Serves: 4 Waffles
 
Savory waffles made with whole wheat flour, cheese and spices, toped with egg and sauce, and there you have it - impressive brunch in no time!
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Grated Cheddar/ Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ Cup Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 1 tsp Dry Oregano
  • 1 tsp Pesto (Optional)
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ Cup Plain Yogurt
  • ½ Cup Sour Cream
  • ¾ Cup Milk
  • ⅓ Cup Vegetable Oil
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt together until combined.
  2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well until everything is fully combined and incorporated into smooth thick batter (It’ll be very thick, don’t be alarmed).
  3. Preheat your waffle maker and once it’s ready to use, pour in ⅓ cup batter (or the amount recommended to be used in your waffle maker - depending on its size and instruction book) and close it.
  4. Let the waffle bake for about 3-4 minutes and once it’s ready, remove to an oven rack to avoid sogginess.
  5. A serving suggestion is to cover it with your favorite sauce (like pizza sauce or pesto sauce or even mushroom sauce) and top with a sunny side up egg.

 

Cheese and feta waffles

 

 

I was tired of serving sweet waffles. Not that we don’t all like them, because we most definitely do, but it was brunch time and I felt like a dish that’s somewhere in between lunch and breakfast is in order. Not timewise, content wise. I open the fridge -no inspiration, I look on the counter […]

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Vanilla Yogurt Whole Wheat Waffles – Amazing How Simple

Home Made Cooking | Sweets

Who doesn’t like homemade waffles? everyone does! whether you serve it with sour cream, fruits, cream, chocolate syrup, scrambled eggs or plain, they are just so good!

2 years ago my sweet hubby bought me a waffle maker and ever since, the family enjoys waffle breakfasts every few weeks.

Up until now what I used to do, is make the basic waffle mix (you know, flour, sugar, baking powder etc.) from the waffle maker instructions book and keep it in a container in the cupboard, and add the wet ingredients to it when I needed to make waffles. This time I decided – no more! I’m better than this, I can make my own waffle recipe – so I did.

If you’ve been reading this blog you should know by now that other than using experience and common sense in my recipes, I also make sure I use whatever’s in my fridge, and this time it was no different. The yogurt I had (I use goat yogurt but you can use any plain yogurt) made the waffles so crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, and the smell was divine.

Yogurt generally reacts super good with baking powder so combining these two in the recipe added fluffiness and softness to the waffles.

And you want to know something else that’s awesome? no mixer required here and the batter can be mixed used one bowl and one whisker/fork so this is really a no brainer.

Oh don’t thank me – just turn your waffle maker on and get to work.

Yogurt Vanilla Whole Wheat Waffles

Yogurt Vanilla Whole Wheat Waffles

Vanilla Yogurt Whole Wheat Waffles - Amazing How Simple
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch
Serves: 4-6 Waffles
 
These fluffy, sweet smelling and amazing waffles are a one bowl wonder. So good and no need for a mixer, Just a bowl and a whisker/ fork and you're ready to roll.
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ Cup Plain Yogurt
  • ½ Cup Sour Cream
  • ¾ Cup Milk
  • 80gr Melted Butter
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together until combined,
  2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well until everything is fully combined and incorporated into smooth batter.
  3. Preheat your waffle maker and once it’s ready to use, pour in ⅓ cup batter (or the amount recommended to be used in your waffle maker - depending on its size and instruction book) and close it.
  4. Let the waffle bake for about 3-4 minutes and once it’s ready, remove to an oven rack to avoid sogginess.

Yogurt Vanilla Whole Wheat Waffles

Yogurt Vanilla Whole Wheat Waffles

Yogurt Vanilla Whole Wheat Waffles

Who doesn’t like homemade waffles? everyone does! whether you serve it with sour cream, fruits, cream, chocolate syrup, scrambled eggs or plain, they are just so good! 2 years ago my sweet hubby bought me a waffle maker and ever since, the family enjoys waffle breakfasts every few weeks. Up until now what I used […]

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Potato and Onion Hash Brown Quiche With Coconut Oil Crust – The Perfect Brunch

Home Made Cooking

What’s brunch for you? for me, it’s that weekend meal where I get to play around with recipes and ingredients because I finally have some time to do it and then the highlight is sitting around the table with my family and sometimes friends, just enjoying the food and each other, just like that, relaxing, enjoying, celebrating weekends and togetherness.

Now that the sun is out more often and the weather seems to be a bit nicer, I hope we can have out brunches out on the deck. The only problem with brunch the way I see it, is the fact that I feel like doing nothing right after.

I feel so lazy after a good brunch that any other plans made for that same day are pointless to me. why ruin a good moment? just because life gets in the way? that’s no excuse.

A few weeks ago I made this quiche. I just craved potatoes and knew that if I mix potatoes and eggs I’ll get a main dish for brunch, and after I have that, well, all that’s left to make are a couple of salads and I’m done.

So I mixed a few ingredients for the crust, tossed some potatoes in a pan, combined and baked and voila, my main dish was ready.

If you’re a fan of hash browns and eggs for brunch (or breakfast) then this recipe is for you. And if you’re not – you should be. Wish ketchup or sriracha drizzled on top and a side of fresh vegetables, this is a perfect and easy brunch option.

Have I already mentioned I love brunches?

Onion Potato Hash Brown Quiche with coconut Oil Crust

Onion Potato Hash Brown Quiche with coconut Oil Crust

Potato and Onion Hash Brown Quiche With Coconut Oil Crust - The Perfect Brunch
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Recipe type: Brunch
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Coconut Oil
Prep time: 
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Onion and Hash brown in a baked brunch, and if that's not enough, top it up (or down) with coconut oil crust - bingo!
Ingredients
For the crust:
  • ¾ Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • ¼ Cup Coconut Oil (Solid)
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tbsp Cold Water
For the Hash Brown Filling:
  • 2 Medium Potatoes - Diced into really small cubes
  • ½ Onion - Diced into really small pieces
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 Tbsp Milk
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Chopped Scallion Greens for Garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a stand mixer bowl, place the flour, coconut oil and egg and start mixing them together on low-medium speed until they begin to combine.
  2. Add in the 2 tablespoons cold water one after the other while mixing and keep mixing until the dough forms and it is smooth and even. do not over mix it or it will be sticky.
  3. Once the dough is ready, remove it from the bowl and wrap it with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for about 20 minutes or until you are done preparing the filling.
  4. Prepare the filling by first tossing the olive oil, potatoes and onion in a pan over high heat.
  5. Toss for about 5-7 minutes or until potatoes soften and you can easily poke them with a fork (the smaller the cubes the faster this will go).
  6. In a medium mixing bowl combine the eggs, milk, garlic powder, salt and pepper and stir until evenly mixed.
  7. When the potatoes are ready, add them into the bowl with the egg mix and fold them in to fully cover them.
  8. Preheat oven to 375F (180C) and a a 9.5” pie dish (I used Pyrex)
  9. Remove the chilled dough and roll it on a lightly floured surface until you get a round leaf that’s about 10.5”-11” in size.
  10. To make it easier to place it inside the dish, simply roll the dough around your rolling pin loosely and unroll it onto your dish, pressing it onto the dish and the edges.
  11. Pour the potato-egg batter onto the crust dough and garnish with chopped scallion greens (optional)
  12. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the egg is set.

Onion Potato Hash Brown Quiche

Onion Potato Hash Brown Quiche with coconut Oil Crust

Onion Potato Hash Brown Quiche with coconut Oil Crust

What’s brunch for you? for me, it’s that weekend meal where I get to play around with recipes and ingredients because I finally have some time to do it and then the highlight is sitting around the table with my family and sometimes friends, just enjoying the food and each other, just like that, relaxing, […]

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Fun Shaped Spelt Pancakes

Home Made Cooking | Sweets

I know it’s not really educational but I admit it – I love playing with my food! 🙂

This is how I came up with these fun pancakes. If you want your kids to eat whatever you’re serving make sure there’s a gimmick.

Not that I needed one in this instance, I mean after all – it IS pancakes! What kid wouldn’t like pancakes with all that sweet stuff on them, but still, I had a great excuse to play around with the food. And you know what? This idea can be a solution to almost any event or occasion you have. Here, for example: Valentine’s day? Easy, make heart shaped pancakes, write “I love you” with your food; A birthday? Easy, write your greeting with pancakes; Just want to have fun? Super easy, make fun random shapes with your kids and enjoy!

Oh, and I almost forgot, the process here is almost 100% mess proof. Using the squeeze bottle just makes it so much cleaner and easier!!

Fun Shaped Pancakes

 

Fun Shaped Spelt Pancakes
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch
 
Pancakes are always fun but wait until you show the kids you can make them in super special shapes!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Spelt Flour (you can use all purpose as well)
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • ¾ Cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar (white)
Instructions
  1. Combine the milk and vinegar in a large cup, mix together and let stand for 5 minutes
  2. Place the rest of the ingredients in a mixer bowl, add the milk and vinegar mix and mix all together until well combined. You can also do this part using a whisker but it’s easier with a stand mixer.
  3. Pour the pancake batter into a squeeze bottle (like the ones you use for ketchup and mustard at picnics)
  4. Using a sharp knife or scissors cut a bigger hole in the bottles nozzle. Adjust the hole size based on how much of the mix you’d like to squeeze out every time.
  5. Preheat a lightly greased frying pan (just a thin layer of butter) or a griddle to medium heat and squeeze your favorite shape.
  6. Once it starts to bubble, turn over for another 2 minutes and remove.

 

Fun Shaped Spelt Pancakes

I know it’s not really educational but I admit it – I love playing with my food! 🙂 This is how I came up with these fun pancakes. If you want your kids to eat whatever you’re serving make sure there’s a gimmick. Not that I needed one in this instance, I mean after all […]

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Cheese and Olives Savory Scones

Baked Goodies

Saturday morning. I wake up, make myself a cup of coffee (that is, if my dear husband didn’t already make one for me), go over my emails, Facebook, Instagram, check to see that the kids are still somewhere around and then I start feeling hungry.

But really, I have no desire to make something too complicated and I want it to be ready as fast as possible because as I said, I’m hungry.

When I want to make something sweet and fast I sometimes make scones, because it’s just mixing the ingredients, piling on the baking sheet and popping into the oven for 15 minutes. So this time, I decided to go with the same idea, why not? Except this time the scones are savory! With cheese and olives and the truth is you can add whatever you want to them whether its anchovies, mushrooms, greens, corn, you name it.

These were of course served with fresh garden salad and a few more salads and a nice slice of butter in them, YUM!

Good for brunch, breakfast, entertaining, a romantic event, Valentines and anything really.

Savory Scones

 

Savory Scones - With Cheese and Olives
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Pastry
 
These are so yummy. All they need is a nice slice of butter in them!
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ Cup Grated Cheese
  • ½ cup Pitted Olives – Halved
  • 1 cup Milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 220C (or 450F)
  2. In a mixer bowl, mix the flour, butter, baking powder and milk until well combined.
  3. Add the olives and cheese and stir until evenly combined and you get a ball of dough.
  4. Take the dough out of the bowl and place on a floured surface, sprinkle a little bit flour on top to ease the kneading; knead and flatten until it’s about ¾ inch (or 1½ cm) thick.
  5. Using a small cup or a round cookie cutter, cut circles and place then onto the parchment paper covered baking sheet. Make sure they are not too close to each other to allow rising.
  6. Bake for 10-20 minutes (depending on your oven) and remove from oven once golden brown.
Notes
You can also make these into larger slices like the traditional scones by simply using a pizza slicer and dividing into 8 slices instead of using cookie cutters.

 

Savory Scones

Saturday morning. I wake up, make myself a cup of coffee (that is, if my dear husband didn’t already make one for me), go over my emails, Facebook, Instagram, check to see that the kids are still somewhere around and then I start feeling hungry. But really, I have no desire to make something too complicated and […]

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Shakshuka – The Ultimate Brunch

Home Made Cooking

The ultimate Israeli brunch on a Saturday is “Shakshuka”. Shakshuka is basically a sunny side up omelet on a tomato mix base. Some like it spicy and some don’t but everyone likes it with a good piece of fresh bread on the side. Read More

The ultimate Israeli brunch on a Saturday is “Shakshuka”. Shakshuka is basically a sunny side up omelet on a tomato mix base. Some like it spicy and some don’t but everyone likes it with a good piece of fresh bread on the side.

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