Challah Bread

Challah Bread

According to Jewish tradition, the three Sabbath meals (Friday night, Saturday lunch, and Saturday late afternoon) and two holiday meals (one at night and lunch the following day) each begin with two complete loaves of bread. (Source Wikipedia) Traditionally its a braided bread and is mostly sold that way.

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Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes

Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes

Light with crispy edges with a creamy texture on the inside, these pancakes are a delicious addition to your collection of breakfast and brunch recipes.  They are so easy to make and really impressive. Assemble everything and set it aside, beat the egg whites when you’re ready then simply mix.

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Muesli with Honey and Apricots

Muesli with Honey and Apricots

Herewith another variation for a crunchy, healthy morning muesli to enjoy with a little natural yogurt. This one is sweetened with honey and brown sugar. This is a large recipe and you will need two baking trays, it makes about 1.6 kilo’s (about 3 pounds).

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Muesli with Maple Syrup and Dried Cranberries

Muesli with Maple Syrup and Dried Cranberries

I can’t really say that making your own muesli is the cheapest thing but it certainly will be the best that you are likely to eat. I can’t say how much we enjoy eating this for breakfast.

It’s a bit unfortunate that maple syrup is so expensive here but it definitely distinguishes this muesli from most others.

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Apple Butter

Apple Butter

I have several friends who actually wait for me to make up batches of this that I give as gifts.  In September and October, it’s apple harvest time. This year our very old apple tree produced apples for the first time in years. So armed with 4 kilos (8 pounds) of our homegrown apples it was time to make a childhood favorite.

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Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk pancakes are a treat. Some people prefer them to traditional Flapjacks. Buttermilk is not available in Sweden but is in Denmark. You can substitute lättfilmjölk for buttermilk for a decent result.

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Pancakes

Pancakes

A stack of pancakes with butter and maple syrup. Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage, 2 Fried Eggs Sunny Side Up – Please! We all love pancakes and this is a very basic recipe that can be adapted with the addition of fresh fruits. See my notes below.

I love pancakes so much that I often have them for dinner with all the trimmings during the winter months.

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English Muffins

English Muffins are a treat and because I live in Sweden I don’t have the opportunity to just go out and buy them. I have to make them myself. I am not giving up my Eggs Benedict!

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Simple Scones

Warm freshly baked scones can be a real treat. Since they don’t need any time for raising they can be make in just a few minutes. What a great treat for breakfast or an afternoon snack. This is a recipe for a simple and quick to make scones.

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Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict – The best brunch dish you could ever hope to be served. What to drink? Bloody Mary’s, Kir Royal or Mimosas anyone?

One of the classic sauces, Hollandaise is wonderful on steamed asparagus, most grilled or poached fish and is to die for when used for Eggs Benedict.

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Canapes


I don't have a many canapes here. The ones I share are super quick, very tasty and most of all tasty. Your guests will appreciate the effort.

A Quick Note

I wanted to take a minute to say that I do try and weigh as many of the ingredients as I can. I think it helps make recipe results more consistent. Of course professional bakers even measure liquids by weight. I don't mind pulling out my little digital scale when I need to.

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