Epimeles

the Pence family cookbook

Recipes in Category “Breakfast”

Kaiserschmarrn

dessert breakfast pancake german austrian untested

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 100 g flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 L milk
  • 100 g butter
  • raisins

Preparation

Mix yolk, flour, sugar, vanilla extract, salt and milk to a thin dough; whisk the egg-white until it is stiff and mix it carefully with the dough. Melt the butter in a pan and add the dough. Sprinkle some raisins over it and fry it on low heat. Flip the omelette over, tear it in little pieces and fry through. Serve with powdered sugar and apple sauce or “Zwetschkenröster” (plum sauce).

(Serves 1 as a main-course or 2 as a dessert.)

Visit Salzburg


Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

dessert breakfast bread lemon untested

Ingredients

  • 1 c. whole wheat pastry flour (or all-purpose)
  • 1 package (2 1/4 tsp., 1/4 oz., 7g) yeast
  • 3/4 c. sugar (divided)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. warm milk
  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c. Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsp. poppy seeds
  • juice of 2 lemons + 1 tbsp.
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. milk

Preparation

Grease and flour a 10-cup bundt or tube pan. Set aside.

In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat pastry flour, yeast, 1/4 c. of the sugar, and salt.

In a microwave-safe bowl or saucepan, heat the milk and butter to 120 to 130°F. Stir the liquid together well before taking the temperature, and for best results, use a digital read thermometer. The liquid should feel hotter than lukewarm, but not so hot that it is uncomfortable or burns.

Add the milk mixture to the flour and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the eggs, all purpose flour, Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, almond extract, lemon zest, and poppy seeds. Beat on high for 2 minutes.

Spread the dough/batter evenly into the prepared pan. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place for 1 hour. Towards the end of the cake’s rising time, place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375°F.

Bake the cake for 20 to 25 minutes, until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

While the cake is baking, make the lemon soak: Place the juice of your two lemons and the other 1/2 c. sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium until the sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Let stand at room temperature while the cake bakes. Once the cake is turned out of the pan, pour half of the soak all over the outside of the warm cake, let absorb for 30 seconds, then pour the remaining half over.

To prepare glaze: whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon juice and milk in a small bowl, until smooth. Drizzle glaze over cooled cake and serve.

Red Star Yeast


Strawberry Muffins

breakfast bread muffin strawberry

Ingredients

  • 2 c. (240 g) all purpose flour, plus extra
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. (4 oz) butter, softened
  • 1 c. (200 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 2 1/4 c. diced strawberries (divided)
  • 2 tbsp. turbinado sugar

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 375 F/190 C, and prepare your muffin tin.

Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar for about 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Add the vanilla and almond extracts. (The batter may be a bit grainy.) Add the dry ingredients in three additions, alternating with the milk.

Toss the strawberries with 2 tsp. of flour. Set 1/2 c. of them aside, and fold the rest into the batter. Do not overmix.

Scoop batter into muffin tins. Scatter the reserved berries on top, then sprinkle with sugar. (Don’t let the sugar touch the edges or they will stick.)

Bake for 30 minutes (for normal-size muffin tins, longer for jumbo), until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in the pan before transferring to a rack.

Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin (an ice-cream scoop with a wire scraper works well here); they will be very full. Scatter the reserved berries evenly over the muffins, then sprinkle the turbinado sugar over the center of each muffin (keeping the sugar away from the edges will prevent sticking). Bake for about 30 minutes, until lightly golden and a cake tester comes out clean. Run a sharp knife around the top edge of each muffin to free it from the pan if necessary (the edges can stick), then let the muffins cool in the pan for about 25 minutes. Transfer the muffins to a rack to cool completely.

Once Upon a Chef


Japanese Soufflé Pancakes

breakfast pancake

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites and 2 egg yolks from 4 large eggs, separated and chilled
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons cake flour
  • ¼ cup milk, chilled
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Unsalted butter, for greasing and serving
  • Maple syrup, for serving
  • Confectioners’ sugar, whipped cream and fresh berries, for serving (optional)

Preparation

Place egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer or a medium bowl; set aside. Place egg yolks in a large bowl. Add 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, the vanilla and baking powder to egg yolks and whisk until blended. Add flour and milk; whisk until fully combined.

Add lemon juice and salt to egg whites. Using a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or a hand mixer, whip mixture on medium speed until foamy, about 1 minute. Continue to whip over medium while gradually sprinkling with remaining 5 tablespoons granulated sugar. Turn speed to high and whip until stiff, glossy peaks form and mixture doubles in size, about 1 minute. Take care not to overbeat meringue.

Heat a lidded nonstick skillet over the lowest heat setting and set the lid aside.

Using a rubber spatula, scoop about 1/3 of meringue into egg yolk mixture and gently fold almost combined. Repeat with half the remaining meringue until almost combined, then fold in the remaining meringue just until no streaks remain.

Carefully grease the warm skillet and the inside of four 3-inch-wide pastry rings (they should be at least 1 1/2 inches tall) using the butter. Check the heat of the pan by sprinkling a bit of water in it: Droplets should steam off the surface, but not dance or sputter. Place the greased pastry rings in the warm pan and ladle a scant 1/2 cup batter into each ring. Place lid on top of skillet and cook pancakes on very low heat until they start to rise and a few small bubbles start to form on top, 3 to 4 minutes.

Remove lid, carefully slide a flat spatula underneath each pancake and position another spatula on top, then gently flip pancakes in their rings. Immediately replace lid and cook until pancakes are cooked through and spring back to the touch, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer cooked pancakes to a platter, grease the skillet and pastry rings and repeat to make 4 additional pancakes.

Top pancakes with a pat of butter and drizzle with maple syrup; serve immediately. Serve with any combination of confectioners’ sugar, whipped cream and berries, if desired.

NYT


Smoked Salmon Wreath

main course side dish breakfast salmon

Ingredients

  • 1 lg. fennel bulb, trimmed, cored
  • 3 limes
  • 2 green onions
  • 3 avocados
  • 250g baby cucumbers, cut into ribbons with a peeler
  • 200g (1 bunch) radishes, trimmed, washed, thinly sliced
  • 400g smoked salmon
  • olive oil
  • crème fraîche, for serving
  • salmon roe, for serving
  • fresh dill, for serving
  • crackers or bread, for serving

Preparation

Use a mandoline to thinly slice the fennel lengthwise. Place in a large bowl with the juice of 1 lime. Add a large pinch of salt, toss to combine, and set aside to pickle.

Cut green onions into 8cm lengths, and thinly slice lengthwise. Place in a bowl of cold water for 2–3 minutes or until lightly curled. Drain well.

Mash the avocados in a bowl, and add the juice of the last two limes. Combine and season with salt and pepper.

Drain the fennel. Arrange the avocado in a heaped circle around the edge of a large plate. Arrange fennel, cucumber, radishes, green onions, and salmon over the top. Drizzle with olive oil, and season with pepper. Dollop on crème fraîche and salmon roe. Scatter with dill. Serve immediately with bread or crackers.

Taste.com.au


Bacon Fat Biscuits

bread breakfast

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 8 Tablespoons (1/2 c) of Bacon Fat (or Butter) (Melted)
  • 1 Cup 2% Milk or buttermilk
  • 2 Tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda

Preparation

Pre-heat oven to 425F

Mix your dry ingredients together

Mix the melted butter and milk together until clumps of fat form in milk (put in fridge if necessary)

Combine ingredients together in large mixing bowl

Use a greased quarter cup measuring cup to place biscuit batter on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake in oven until tops are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Brush tops with melted butter as they cool.

The Unmanly Chef


Dutch Baby

breakfast pancake

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Syrup, preserves, confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine eggs, flour, milk, sugar and nutmeg in a blender jar and blend until smooth. Batter may also be mixed by hand. Place butter in a heavy 10-inch skillet or baking dish and place in the oven. As soon as the butter has melted (watch it so it does not burn) add the batter to the pan, return pan to the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until the pancake is puffed and golden. Lower oven temperature to 300 degrees and bake five minutes longer. Remove pancake from oven, cut into wedges and serve at once topped with syrup, preserves, confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar.

New York Times


Hot Glazed Bonuts

breakfast donut untested

Ingredients

for the glaze

  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces powdered sugar, about 2 cups

for the bonut

  • 2 quarts peanut oil
  • 12 ounces all-purpose flour, plus an additional 1/2 cup for dusting
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ounce unsalted butter, chilled
  • 2 ounces shortening, chilled
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk, chilled

Preparation

Heat the peanut oil over high heat in a large Dutch oven fitted with a fry/candy thermometer. Bring the oil to 350 degrees F while you prepare the biscuit dough. Keep an eye on it though as it’s easy to shoot through the target temp. When I get to about 300 degrees F, I back off on the flame a bit.

Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a large mixing bowl.

Using your fingertips, rub the butter and shortening into the dry goods until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. You don’t want the fat to melt so work fast and only with your fingertips.

Make a well in the middle of this mixture and pour in the buttermilk. Stir with a large spoon or rubber spatula until the dough just comes together. Then hand-knead in the bowl until all the flour has been taken up.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, gently flatten it then fold over book-style, repeating 8-10 times, until the dough is soft and smooth.

Press the dough into a 1-inch-thick round. Cut out dough using a 2 1/2-inch doughnut cutter or pastry ring and using a 1-inch ring for the center whole. Make your cuts as close together as possible to limit waste. Re-roll and cut as many donuts as possible. Whatever scrap is left should be cut and formed to match the “holes,” which is why in the end you’ll have more holes than bonuts.

Fry the donuts 3 to 4 at a time, for 1-2 minutes per side. When the cold dough hits the fat, the temperature is going to fall quickly so you’ll want to boost the heat and keep an eye on the thermometer.

Remove the golden brown rings-of-wonder to a cooling rack inverted over a paper towel lined half sheet pan and cool for 2 minutes.

Microwave the milk in a large heat-proof bowl for 15 seconds. Whisk in the vanilla and the powdered sugar until smooth.

Gently dip one side of each “bonut” into the glaze, give it a twist then lift straight out. Allow the excess to drain off then flip glaze side up on the cooling rig. To glaze the holes (that little center thing you cut out and would never waste), I usually drop them in then lift them out with a dinner fork. Or…just go bobbing for them.

Alton Brown


Korvapuusti (Finnish Cinnamon Rolls)

breakfast cinnamon finnish untested

Ingredients

  • 500 mL lukewarm milk
  • 16 g yeast
  • 180 g granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp ground cardamom (preferably freshly ground)
  • 1 egg
  • about 1 kg bread flour
  • 170 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 150 g soft butter
  • 6 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • pearl sugar, to sprinkle

Preparation

Combine the yeast with some flour and add to the warm milk mixture. Stir with a spoon until the yeast is completely dissolved. Add sugar, salt, cardamom, and egg and mix until combined. Gradually add about two thirds of the flour and knead. Add butter and knead until well combined. Continue to knead the dough, and gradually add just enough flour so the dough comes clean off the sides of the bowl and doesn’t stick to your hand.

Don’t overwork the dough or you’ll end up with hard rolls. Shape into a ball and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Let the dough rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 1 hour, or until double in size.

Meanwhile, mix together the butter, sugar, and cinnamon for the filling. Set aside.

Line four baking sheets with parchment paper.

Punch down the dough and divide into two equally sized portions. Lightly dust a clean work surface with flour. Roll out the first portion of dough into a large, about 60-by-40-centimeter / 23-by-16-inch rectangle. Spread half of the filling evenly on top. Beginning with the long side, roll the dough into a tight tube shape, seam side down. Cut into 15 cylinders and press each point tightly into the center with your index finger.

Place the shaped cinnamon rolls on the baking sheets, spacing them about 5 cm / 2" apart. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise for further 30 minutes, or until they’re double in size. Repeat with the second batch.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 225°C (435°F).

For the egg wash, lightly whisk the egg. Before baking, brush each roll with the egg wash and sprinkle generously with pearl sugar. Bake the rolls on the middle rack for 10 – 15 minutes, or until golden to dark brown in color. When the rolls are done, the bottoms will most probably be dark brown in color; this is totally normal and typical for Nordic cardamom-spiced sweetbread. Repeat with the other sheets of rolls.

The cinnamon rolls are best eaten while still slightly warm or on the same day. However, you can freeze them once baked and warm them up when ready to serve.

My Blue & White Kitchen


Baked Oatmeal

breakfast

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 2 cups of oats [CP: original recipe called for quick-cooking, have used regular]
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 2 cups of buttermilk
  • 4 cups of fruit (stone fruit, berries, etc.)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place the butter in the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Place the pan in the oven for about 5 minutes or until the butter is melted. While the butter is melting combine the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Once the dry ingredients are combined add in the buttermilk and vanilla and stir until combined. Dollop the batter all over butter in the bottom of the pan, do not mix together. Then nestle your fruit into the oatmeal trying to be as even as possible. Its a lot of fruit so it will get a little crowded but just look for an empty spot. Bake for 45 - 50 minutes or until the center of the dish is firm.

Salt and Chocolate