I used to dream of having my own bed and breakfast up in the mountains. I especially love to cook breakfast. Since following instructions has never been my strong suit over the years I have created many of my own recipes. I recently shared a few of my favorites on facebook and people liked them so I thought I would add a recipe section here. These are easy and fairly quick recipes that can be fun to cook with your children or grandchildren. If you try one send me a photo to share or comment to let me know how it turned out. Enjoy!
Rhubarb Nut Bread
1-1/2 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup vegetable Oil
1 egg, beaten
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 cup rhubarb cut into small pieces
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 Tbs butter 1/3 cup sugar
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. combine brown sugar, oil, and beaten egg . In a small bowl mix together milk,baking soda,salt and vanilla. Add milk mixture to sugar mixture alternately with flour,beating well after each addition Fold in rhubarb and nuts turn into 2 greased and floured 8’x4x3 loaf pans. Mix topping ingredients and sprinkle on top of loaves, Bake about one hour or until toothpick inserted in center of bread comes out clean. Servies 10-12
3 cups flour ¾ cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt
1 1/3 cup milk 1 egg slightly beaten
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix dry ingredients together. Very slowly pour in milk, egg and cooled butter. Fold in raisins. Bake in a greased and floured 9 x 5 x 2 baking dish. Cut into squares and serve with butter, cream cheese or preserves.
I used a small round pan and cut them into triangles .
Great Grandma Mabel’s English Scones
2 cups flour 4 Tbs sugar
1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp baking powder
6 Tbs butter 2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter a baking sheet. Sift flour into a bowl with sugar, salt and baking powder. Add the butter and work your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Combine the eggs, cream and vanilla in a bowl. Add to the flour mixture and stir until moistened, Flour your hands well. Working quickly , lightly pat the dough into a 8′ round. With a sharp knife , score the round into eight wedges. (Dough can also be rolled and cut into biscuit shapes.) Place on the baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes until the top is browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. remove scones to a wire rack and cool for a few minutes. Cut along the score marks and serve warm with butter, preserves or clotted cream.
makes 8 scones
The last time I made scones I was in a rush to serve them so I cut them before baking and they turned out fine. For those of who want to make clotted cream for your scones here you go. http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Clotted-Cream
3 eggs 1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cups milk juice of 1/2 a lemon
3/4 cups all purpose flour confectioners’ sugar
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. beat the eggs and milk until they are well blended. Add flour and salt, stirring the batter until it is slightly lumpy.
Set 10′ pie plate in the oven to melt the butter. when the butter is very hot , pour in the batter and bake for about twenty minutes or until the pancake is brown and puffed. sprinkle with lemon juice and confectioners sugar and cut into wedges.
Serve immediately as it will deflate quickly.
As a kid I made Butter in a Jar it was very easy and just took some time.
Heavy whipping Cream – any amount 6 cups makes about 1 pound of butter
1/2 teaspoon per pound of butter- optional, used for preserving butter
Jar with lid, any size, baby food jars are great for kids to make it with.
Some people like to put a clean marble in the jar and when the marble gets quite you know its starting to thicken. Just don’t forget to remove the marble when you are done,
Have the children shake the jar. A figure-eight motion seems to work best, but let your kids go wild (not so much, if the jar is glass). If you have a plastic container with a tight lid, you can even roll it back and forth.
Pour Heavy Whipping Cream into jars no more then 3/4 the way full. It is best to leave room for the shaking and turning action. Next begin shaking! And Shake and Shake. Some music to shake too makes it fun for the kids and helps pass time. Something with a fun and quick beat. The best way I figured to shake the jar was to hold it length wise in my hands with the lid in my palms and the base of the jar wedge in my forearms.
It takes about 5 minutes before you notice a thickening forming in the jar. This heaviness is the beginning of the fat changing and sticking together. At this point you really just have a thick whip cream in the jar. Keep shaking.
As another 5-10 minutes pass you will notice the jar filling with the foamy cream. It feels as if there is no room in the jar as the thick Heavy Cream is aerated even more with the shaking, but keep shaking. It will look like this:
Breakfast Sausage &Apples
2 lbs sausage link
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 large tart apples , peeled cored and sliced
1/3 cup water
1 large chopped onion
Brown Sausages. remove form heat and drain drippings.
Mix remaining ingredients and cook for 8-10 minutes.
Stir in Sausage and continue to simmer until ready to serve.
Glaze thickens as it cooks and coats the sausage.
Pear Mango Bread
1/4 cup butter , melted 1 cup Mango
2 tsp baking powder 2 large eggs
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
16 ounce can pears , drained and chopped (if you have fresh pears that is even better)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a bowl , sift together the flour , baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl , mix together the melted butter, mango nectar and sugar,
Beat with an electric mixer until the sugar dissolves.
while beating , add eggs one at a time.
Add the flour mixture and thoroughly blend with a wooden spoon,
Stir in chopped pears/ Pour into a greased and floured loaf dish.
Bake 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Auntie Cynthia’s cranberry orange bread
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Using a sharp knife scrape the colored rind from the orange and mix it with the cranberries. Squeeze the juice of the o0range into a measuring cup and add enough water to make 3/4 cup. Beat the egg and add it to the juice. Mix together the flour , salt, baking powder, soda and sugar ion a large bowl. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients , mixing with two knives until crumbly.
Pour the juice into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Gently fold in the cranberries and nut. Pour the batter into a 9 x5 loaf pan.bake for 45 -50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes in the pan and then remove from the pan and cool completely.
Love Auntie Cynthia
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
2 extra ripe bananas 2 eggs
1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup melted butter
1 tsp vanilla 2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder 1.2 cup walnuts chopped ( optional)
1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips ( sometimes use normal or large ones )
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Peel bananas and mash to make one cup. (The riper the bananas , the better the flavor.)
in a bowl , beat the mashed bananas, egg, sugar , butter and vanilla until well blended .
In a larger bowl , combine flour , baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Pour in the banana mixture.
Mix until just blended. Spoon into greased and floured muffin pans.
Bake for 25-30 minutes
Makes 12- nice large muffins.
Morning Eggs my way!
Grape Bread- This recipe is for my friends in Prosser!
3 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup oil
3 cups flour
3 cups seeded Concord grapes
3 cups brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt 3/4 tsp baking soda
¾ cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla until light in color. Mix dry ingredients together and fold the dry mixture into the egg mixture until moist. Do not beat!
Gently fold in grape skins and nuts. Pour into two greased and floured pans.
Bake for one hour or until it tests done in the center with a toothpick. Gently remove from pans and cool.
Makes 2 loaves
4 eggs 2 Tbs melted butter
1/2 cup cream 1/2 tsp pepper
pinch of cayenne 2 tbs grated cheddar cheese
2 toasted english muffins 6 slices of crisp bacon
Melt Butter with Cream in skillet. ad eggs and sprinkle with pepper and cayenne. when egg whites begin to set , sprinkle with cheese. Finish cooking and place on English muffin half with some of the hot cream and butter. Serve with bacon slices.