This recipe can look intimidating but I assure you that you do not have to be a French pastry chef to make croissants. You do need some patience and a wood rolling pin, other than that you should have all the gifts needed to master this recipe. The best part is that you can use the same recipe for sweet, savory or plain croissants and I make all in a batch.
I’ve been planning to post this recipe for quite some time now. This is a long time favorite in our home and I love it because you can always change the filling and make it look like a totally new dish. Some of our favorite fillings for sweet crepes are Nutella, nutella and bananas, honey and chopped walnuts, lemon curd and berries, jam, sugar.
You can also do a savory variation – usually I replace 1/3 of the milk quantity with tomato juice and add fresh herbs to the mixture. For savory crepes filling we like sauteed mushrooms and onion, cheese and ham, cheese and fresh herbs.
I thought I’d post some breakfast inspiration for the week ahead.
We have 3 kids between ages 2 and 6 so to say that mornings are a hectic time would be an understatement. Between waking them up, trying get them all dressed, fed and out the door before 8.15 we don’t have time to enjoy a family breakfast every day so I try to make up for that in the weekends. One rule I follow during the week is that I try to provide something else every day for breakfast. Yes, I try to not run our of cereal and milk and that is my go to choice if I don’t have time for anything else but otherwise I try to put some fruit and veggies in their breakfast.
It’s been almost a week since Thanksgiving and so far I did not have to cook anything, we have been living from leftovers for the past few days. I clearly over-prepared and we ended up with a lot of leftovers, especially a lot of Turkey since everyone was almost full by the time we got to the Turkey.
With the holidays approaching it’s time we think about some easy breakfast ideas to please the crowds of guests.
As long as you have eggs you can pretty much make a frittata with anything you have in the fridge; we tried it with bacon, peppers, kale, goat cheese. So feel free to adapt to anything you have handy.
I had about 5 pounds of Bartlett pears that were overripe so I had to decide between pear jam and pear nectar, we went for the nectar this time especially since my kids love nectar. Pears are so flavorful and the nectar saves all the fall aromas not to mention that my kitchen smelled great.
We always have bananas in our household, it’s a great snack and my kids love them until they start getting the brown spots and nobody wants to eat them after. This Blueberry Banana recipe is a quick and delicious way to use those overripe bananas. The blueberries will add a sour touch to the sweetness of the banana bread but if you don’t have any on hand you can substitute with walnuts / cranberry / raisins or just use plain bananas.