Tag Archives: Breakfast or Brunch Dish

David Eyre’s Pancake aka Puffy Pancake

Awhile back, I declared, after eating the delightful Blackberry Yogurt Swirl Popsicles that I made, that this might be the year of the popsicle. Well, I haven’t made one since. But I noticed I’ve been making an awful lot of pancakes; it just snuck up on me. So maybe this is the year of the pancake, instead.

David Eyre's Pancake Puffy Pancake
David Eyre’s Pancake or Puffy Pancake

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Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Say WHAT? Cottage Cheese? Think of this as a Ricotta alternative. The pancakes are gorgeous, fluffy and moist and you don't taste the cottage cheese - but it does add a lot of protein and cuts way back on the fat!

Good morning! If you follow me, you know I’ve been upping my breakfast game since I’ve been cooking for my fave octogenarians, the folks, Pat & Chuck. These Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes are one way I’m trying to improve the protein of their favorite breakfast fare.

Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes: Light, rich & airy all at the same time. There's just a hint of lemon but orange or vanilla is great, too.

First, to my children: These are not your Momma’s pancakes. I was the worst Mom in the morning and I apologize. I’m surprised you didn’t starve to death or die of malnutrition. And now, here I am making pancakes (and all kinds of breakfasty things) for the folks all the time. Secondly, even when I did make pancakes, they weren’t these Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

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Scones & Shortcakes

Shortcake is a sweet cake or biscuit (in the American sense: that is, a crumbly bread that has been leavened with baking powder or baking soda). A scone is a single-serving quick bread/cake, usually made of wheat, barley or oatmeal with baking powder as a leavening agent and baked on sheet pans. Wikipedia

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Coffee Cakes

Obviously, I need to make more coffee cakes! Here are some of my faves.

In the United States, coffee cake generally refers to a sweet cake intended to be eaten with coffee or tea (like tea cake). Coffee cakes, as an accompaniment for coffee, are often single layer, flavored with either fruit or cinnamon, and leavened with either baking soda (or baking powder), which results in a more cake-like texture, or yeast, which results in a more bread-like texture. Wikipedia

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Best Basic Pancakes (Betty Crocker)

One Saturday morning, I woke up to two beaming youngsters. My daughter had pulled out a couple of cookbooks and found this recipe in an old Betty Crocker cookbook. To my mind, it’s the first thing she ever really made, and she was around 10. I’m still boggled! The logistics of making and cooking pancakes is a lot for a child that age. Heck, it’s a lot for me (not a morning person.)

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Best Basic Pancake (Betty Crocker)

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Strawberry Rhubarb “Baby” Cakes

Ever since I picked up my little cake pan tray, below, I’ve been dying to make something in them. When I came across a pic of Panera’s Strawberry Rhubarb Mini Cakes, the anticipation became an obsession. They were so darling!

Strawberry Rhubarb Baby Cakes

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