German Pancake with Peach Compote

eThis delicious and easy breakfast is just perfect for this warm spring weather. This recipe is also great for brunch or even dessert ( add a scoop of ice cream)
Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup of Milk
  • 1/2 Cup of Flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven at 400º F.
  2. In a large bowl using a mixer blend the eggs, the flour, the milk, the salt, the sugar and Vanilla together. Make sure you mix all ingredients well until the mixture is foamy and smooth.
  3. Melt the butter and add to batter mix well. pour batter into the pan it needs to be at least 2 inches tall since the pancakes are going to rise quite a bit. Pour the mixture into the pan.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes on a preheated 400º F hot oven.
  5. do not open oven so pancake will not deflate.

Peach Compote

1 peach sliced

1 tbs butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

saute on frying pan for 5-10 minutes. once pancake is out pour over pancake and garnish with powderd sugar

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Cod Liver Crostini / Canape

Cod Liver is full of  Vitamin A and D. and before you think yuck give it a try.  A few months back I was watching Masterchef and each contestant was given a box with Russian ingredients. There was a verity of things in it and one of them was Cod Liver. Even the chefs did not know how to eat it. We were eating this as long as I can remember. This is one of my favorite ways to enjoy it. It’s almost like a delicacy. A little bit is all you need. you can also top it on your stuffed eggs. But my carb loving self loves Crostini.

 

Ingredients

 

  • French Bread
  • Cod Liver Canned
  • Butter
  • Cucumber
  • Hardboiled Eggs
  • Dill
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt
  • Tomato (optional)

To Prepare

  • Slice up bread and lightly toast
  •  Spread butter lightly on one side of the toast and sprinkle with black pepper.
  • Top with Half sliced cucumber, thin slice of egg, a nice small slice of Cod Liver and Tomato if you are using it.
  • sprinkle lightly with salt
  • top with a small sprig of dill.

one long french baguette will make about 14 canapes

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Zucchini Breakfast Hashbrowns

When eating low carb it does not involve potatoes. Eating healthier would be so much easier.  But unfortunately carbs are not your friend! last year I had way too many zucchini in my garden and running out of Ideas I decided to make some Zucchini hashborwns. If you peel them your kids won’t notice that they are eating zucchini. I make this often now and I actually enjoy it very much.

ingredients

2-3 large Zucchini

1 small onion

salt and pepper

2 tbsp olive oil

To Prepare

Wash and grate zucchini on the largest grater, sprinkle with salt and let it sit for a few minutes. Using your hands or cheese cloth squeeze as much water and you possibly can. You will have a lot less zucchini to work with.

Heat olive oil and add diced onion saute 4-5 minutes. Add Zucchini and fry for 7-8 minutes more

to have a nice crispy hash do not turn it over let it fry one side flip it over and repeat with other side.

Serve with Eggs.

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Kombucha flavored Blueberry & Raspberry

I just recently started making Kombucha.  But I knew about it for at least 15 years. My mom used to make it all the time. Being a kid I could not bring myself to drink it because of the scoby.  So until recently I bought it at a grocery store which was pretty spendy for one 16 oz bottle. I got hold of a scoby and made myself some. Flavored with Raspberry and blueberry.  I prefer raspberry.  It’s so easy to make. it’s so good and a lot cheaper to make plus all the benefits. Tray to ask around and see if someone can give you a scoby otherwise you can make your own.

Ukrainian Sweet Jam Sandbars

I accidentally stumbled upon a recipe that I as going to make. Well while making it, the ingredients were so off that I just got a pile of goo. Trying to save it I added this and that baked it and it was so good that since that day I was asked for this recipe more then once.

 I was getting ready for a girls get together when I made these after I set them out my sister said that my mom used to make them and its called Vi-shi-van-ka except no almonds on top. I guess I have a bit of my mom in me. Or maybe just because im ukrainian.

ingredients

3 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 sticks butter

1 large egg

1 cup sugar

1tbs Vanilla Extract

8 oz three berry jam

6 oz sliced almonds (optional)

 

To Prepare

Pre heat oven to 370.  Melt butter. Mix butter, sugar, salt, baking soda, vanilla extract and egg with a wire whisk until well combined. Add flour a cup at a time until well incorporated. Set aside 1/4 of the dough and leave it in freezer until needed.

In a 8×11 baking dish spread dough using your fingers evenly. Spread jam on top of dough. Take the dough that is in the freezer and breaking into small chunks sprinkle all over the top. Top with Almond.

Bake for 40 -45 minutes or just so the top is golden and underneath is consistency of sand. cool and cut into squares.

They taste so good the next day they will be chewy.

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Bacon Roses (Man Flowers)

I wanted to make these for quite some time, but when I had bacon I forget about it and so I made them today for Valentines day for Hubby. I was thinking what to get him and I just do not know what. He has everything he needs. Last night I told him I will make a surprise for him he said that he is scared of my surprises. Because I got him a designer diaper bag for Christmas. I thought it was a useful gift he thought it was very funny. So this time I made him some roses. Because buying real ones not sure if he would like that. Here is how to make them so easy and it takes about 30 min total.

You Will Need

12 strips bacon

24 toothpicks

cooling rack

foil

baking sheet with raised edge

fake flower stems

To Prepare

preheat oven to 375 and line baking sheet with foil.

start with one end of the bacon slice and form it into a small ball. Then twist bacon and wrap around the ball keep coiling and twisting the bacon. Secure with two tooth picks. repeat until you use up all bacon.

lay them out on cooling rack. Place cooling rack on baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes until bacon is crisp. cool roses so you can handle them.

remove flowers from stems and replace with bacon flower ( remove toothpicks)

And now you have a perfect man flowers. with just the right aroma

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Potato Latkes

Just another great way to enjoy potatoes.. You can use any potato that you like, but works best with russet potatoes. Kid love them and I have to find one that does not.

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Ingriedeints
4 large potatoes
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
3 tablespoons flour
a pinch of pepper
Oil for frying
To prepare;
Grate potatoes, mix in flour, eggs, salt and pepper. Heat skillet on medium high heat with oil, ladle 2-3 tablespoon of potato mixture and fry 3 minutes per side or until nice and golden brown. Flip and fry the second side. Serve hot with sour cream.
Makes 12-15 latkes

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