Buttermilk Pancakes With Caramelized Black Plums

> > I am  supposed to eat as much fresh fruit as possible, so here we go with a wonderful way of preparing fresh plums. The pancakes? Not using refined sugar in the batter helps me feel less guilty than otherwise…….. 🙂 > Bon Appetit !   Life is Good ! > P.S. Usually I […]

Black Plum Torte With Caramelized Black Plum-Compote (Schwarze-Pflaumen Kuchen Mit Karamelisiertem Schwarze Pflaumen-Kompott)

> > > Of all fruit cakes my Mom used to bake, Plum cake was the one she baked most often. We owned some land with plum trees and apple trees on them, so these two fruits, and dishes made of them, (and liquor, “Apfel Schnaps” and “Zwetschken Geist”) were the most common in our […]

Buttermilk Pancake With Merlot-Poached Pears And Merlot Cream

> > > While I have used the traditional ingredients for this pancake, I have changed the ratio of eggs to flour considerably. This resulted in what I think is a “real” pancake, by which I mean it is a cake, baked in a pan 🙂 If you look at the close-up of the cut […]

Vanilla Crepes With Caramelized Blackberries & Pomegranate Seeds

> One has to wonder: Why are sweet or savory crepes not on everybody’s table at least once a week ??? I can’t recall to ever have met anybody who’d claim not to like crepes, either in its sweet or savory form, or both. Crepes can be prepared easily by anybody, even by a child […]

Berries And Cream Pound Cake

> > > > So  I woke up early today and the first thing that came to my mind was food – sweet food with lots of fruit, to be precise. I went to the store to see what’s available and got home with some great raspberries and blueberries. First I was thinking pancakes, but I […]

Blackberry Waffles With Vanilla Cream

> > I had  these a couple of days ago and I had waffles again this morning (bacon waffles). Waffles – my new Addiction 😦 🙂 I have made them with raspberries, bacon, shrimp, crab meat, caramelized apples, shredded chicken and caramelized onions. They are so versatile and never disappoint. Just make sure that when you […]

Belgian Buttermilk Waffles With Fresh Raspberries, Yogurt And Honey

> > Today  I rolled breakfast and lunch into one yummy, satisfying brunch by preparing these special treats. Waffles were served on special occasions at our home when I was a kid. It was one of the dishes my dear Mom excelled on preparing. Eating and enjoying them today made me wonder why I did not prepare waffles more […]

Breakfast Of Champions # 51 – Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake With Fresh Pomegranate Yogurt

> > Getting  out of bed in the morning sucks ! 😦 Getting out of bet in the morning to this sweet beauty sucks less 🙂 > Bon Appetit !   Have A Wonderful Day 🙂 > > More  “Breakfast Of Champions” > More  “Pancakes” > > > > > > > > > Preparation : To […]

Food Glossary & Classic French Garnishes

> > > > 1) English/French Food Glossary 2) Classic French Garnishes / Descriptions —————————————————————— 1 English/French Food Glossary > ? A À emporter (adj) to go (as opposed to sur place, for here). À l’ancienne old-fashioned, as in une baguette à l’ancienne. À point (adj) medium rare. Abats (m. pl.) offal. Abricot (m) apricot. Addition (f) check/bill. Agneau (m) lamb. Agrume (m) citrus. Aiguillette (f) in a bird (mostly […]

Latkes With Caramelized Nectarines

> > Latkes, kartoffelpuffer, reibekuchen, potato pancakes, bramborák, draniki – a hundred different countries, a hundred different names for the same amazing potato dish. Jewish in origin, it has found its way into a myriad of other cuisines were it has become a beloved dish of longstanding tradition. Potato pancakes are very popular in Europe and particularly in Germany, […]