Happy New Year to all! Is it still ok to say that? We’re just passed a fortnight in to January so I may be pushing but let’s just throw caution to the wind. How is twenty-fifteen treating everyone so far? I’m struggling to cope because I am currently diary-less! It’s not fun. There are plans to be made, lists to be written and appointments to be scheduled! My order of a brand new ‘brilliant violet’ Moleskine Daily Diary has gone missing…sad times. They have finally agreed to resend the diary so hopefully by the end of the week I’ll be back on track!
So todays post is has a good new year, new start vibe to it. A healthy recipe to brighten up those diets, detoxes or healthy eating kicks we’re all on and a new friend! Making new blogging friends will be going on my list of intentions for 2015 (which I obviously can’t write yet because I don’t have a diary to write them in!) and thanks to the Blogger Cookie Swap I took part in last year I discovered a beautiful breakfast blog based in London called The Worktop. Tina runs the blog dedicated to yummy breakfast recipes and great breakfast and brunch spots in London, a source I will be referring to the next time I’m in town for sure! (more…)
It has been a little while since my last post, and that is due to all the packing, moving and unpacking that has been going on in my life. It’s amazing how much stuff you accumulate over ten years. However I’m mostly settled in now and back to baking!
I’m attempting croissants this afternoon for my parents anniversary breakfast tomorrow morning so look out for that recipe later in the week, hopefully they work out! For now I bring you a much quicker and simpler breakfast treat. Blueberry muffins have to be my all time favourite muffin. When blueberries are cooked they become sweet and mellow, and in a muffin provide bright bursts of flavour which in this muffin contrast beautifully in flavour and texture with the walnuts. The addition of an oaty crumbly topping brings these to the next level, almost out of breafast territory but the oats are helping us cling on. (more…)
Happy weekend! I’m hoping everyone has lovely things planned this weekend and intends to have fun and eat well. For me, weekend food is all about breakfast, or brunch, because it’s the weekend and if you feel lazy about getting up and cooking that’s perfectly ok. Breakfast is without doubt my favourite meal. I would gladly eat breakfast fare morning, noon and night, savoury or sweet. Eggs, bacon, hash browns, French toast, maple syrup – it’s all good (although not necessarily all together!).
My go-to breakfast dish to make for friends is pancakes. Everybody likes them and you can easily adapt the flavours to suit what you have in your cupboards. There are a lot of variations of the basic recipe and I’m still trying to figure out which flour to use, what the perfect balance of wet to dry ingredients is or whether to use milk or buttermilk, but this recipe never fails me and produces tasty moist pancakes.
Mostly I stick to the classic combination of lemon and blueberry when making pancakes, but having just picked up some peaches I thought I would experiment with another fruit/citrus combination and paired it with grapefruit.
The peaches were super sweet so the bitter, scented flavour the grapefruit added was an excellent balance.
So go on and enjoy your weekend and bake pancakes for breakfast! (more…)