Shakshuka is a dish, a breakfast (?), that I had long planned to make. It was time, when I found a recipe in a recent edition of ELLE mat & vin and one of the food blogger I follow posted a recipe the same week.
It.turned out delicious and next time I know to add a bit of chili.
My version of the recipe for 3 portions:
1 tbs oil, 1 small onion, 1 sweet bell pepper, 1 garlic clove, 1 persimon fruit, 1 tbs tomato paste, 1 cup of crushed tomatoes, a handful of cherry tomatoes, coriander seeds, cummin and smoked paprika (tsp each), 3 eggs.
Pre-heat the oven to 190 C.
Sautee the chopped onion and garlic in oil for 10 min. Add the chopped bell pepper and cherry tomatoes. Simmer for 8 min. Add the persimon, tomato paste and spices. Simmer for 6 min. Add the crushed (canned) tomato and bring to boil. Add salt and pepper.
Pour the stew in an oven form and make holes with a spoon, crack an egg in each hole. Bake in the oven for 6 minutes.
The plan for this Sunday breakfast was to have fresh bread and thus I started baking around before 8 am. It was to be tea cakes from an old issue of Lantliv Mat & Vin but little did I know. From now on I know to read to the end of the recipe before starting. On the first count I figured it would take 3.5 hours to have these ready, and so I decided to cut a few corners. I put in a bit less butter and replaced it with olive oil. In the end the bread dough and the small cakes rested three times!
This is what you need for 12 small cakes: 25 g yeast, 2.5 full milk, 450 g flour (half white, half graham), 1 tl honey, 2 tbsp brown sugar, 50 g butter, 2 tbsp olive oil and a pinch of salt.
Dissolve the yeast into the milk. Add the honey and half of the flour. Let rest for 30 minutes.
Add the rest of the ingredients except the salt. Knead for 10 minutes. Add the salt. Let rest for 45 minutes.
Work the dough with hands and make 12 small buns. Let them rest for 5 minutes. Flatten the buns with a rolling-pin, place them on a baking sheet and pinch with a fork. Let rest under a cloth for 45 minutes. Turn the oven to 250 C during the last rest.
Spray some water in the hot oven. Put in the cakes and bake for 8 minutes. Place to cool on a baking rack.
Enjoy! Best still while warm and with butter.
Sunday it is and time for a waffle breakfast! This is a new experiment with the batter and it turned out ok.
This recipe makes a small portion of four waffles, which is just perfect for two.
1 dl skimmed milk, 2 free range eggs, 1 dl almond flour, 1.5 dl whole meal flour, 0.5 tsp baking powder and 2 tbsp olive oil.
Mix the batter and refridgerate for 30 min. Use a waffle iron to make your waffles and brush on a little olive oil.
Serve with sliced avocado topped with lemon juice and pumpkin seeds, and chèvre topped with agave syrup. Try also blue cheese and apple jam.
Good morning dear folks! It’s time for a healthy breakfast. Try this green juice.For two glasses you will need:
A handful of fresh basil, a handful of spinach, half a lemon, 1.5 dl home-made rhubarb juice (rhubarb, lemon, dash of brown sugar, anis, cardamom), 1.5 dl Pellegrino or any other mineral water, 1 tsp agave syrup. Mix in a blender starting with the lemon and herbs. I alway trust my husband’s good old Hamilton Beach bar mixer. Never let’s me down. Neither one!
Prepared this wonderful breakfast bowl last night and put it in the fridge for the morning. The only things I added before eating it was strawberries and honey.
This is what you need for one portion: 1/2 dl oats, 1/2 tbsp chia seeds, milk (normal, skimmed, oat milk, coconut milk) to cover the ingredients 1 dl natural yoghurt and 1 tbsp chocolate nibs. Refrigerate overnight. Cut strawberries and place in the bowl and spoon over some honey.
Enjoy! And have a wonderful Sunday!
This is another dessert or breakfast dish with apples.
The French call this cafoultis and we call it oven pancake, pannukakku in Finnish. The recipe is very similar, we don’t use vanilla in Finland.
for a small pancake you will need
an oven form, the size of a bread loaf
2 eggs, 2 dl milk, 1.5 dl flour, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 apples
Pre-heat the oven to 175 C. Beat the eggs, add the milk and flour. Line the oven pan with baking paper and put apple slices on the bottom. Sprinkle with sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour in the pancake batter. Bake for 25-30 min. Serve with sugar and apple jam.
First morning frost and it is only the 2nd of October! We were working hard in the garden yesterday. I was wondering how low the temperature would sink during the night. All the plants that I decided not just yet carry inside look all right. I’ll have to find place for them today.
Yesterday was a wonderful sunny autumn day. The leaves and acorns from the oaks in the park next to us are all over the pavement and the wind blows them into our garden. It’s truly a never-ending story. We raked, picked apples, potted plants, put furniture in the shelter, mowed the lawn with leaves to give the lawn extra strength and finally planted tulip bulbs I bought in Amsterdam a month ago. Let’s see if the rabbits get best of them!
Sunday has been a pancake morning for us but it’s been a while. It is not too much of an effort and still extra special since you don’t have to rush anywhere. Today I made traditional Finnish pancakes and served them with dried apples. They were not actually totally yet since I cut them and set to dry only yesterday.
Finnish pancakes for two: 2 eggs, 2 dl milk, 4 tbsp flour, pinch of salt and sugar. Blend well and set aside for 30 min. Fry in butter or coconut oil.
Apple-carrot-ginger juice: 10 small apples, 2 carrots and a thumb-sized chunk of ginger. Put all the ingredients into a juice maker. The juice will keep 2-3 days in the fridge.
Some further experiments with super foods. This lovely raw porridge got me going today, and the making of it started last night.
One portion: 1 dl coconut milk, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 2 tsp cocoa, 0,5 dl oatmeal, 1 water, 1/2 banana, 1 tbsp chopped cashew and 1/2 tbsp chocolate nibs.
Mix together the chia, cocoa and coconut milk, and place in the fridge overnight. In the morning take 0,5 oatmeal and 1 dl boiling water and let soak until you chop and dice your fruit and nuts. Mix the chia pudding and the oatmeal. Place in a serving bowl. Top and decorate with banana, chocolate nibs and cashew nuts.
This morning started with this juice – an even greener fruitie.
Kale, orange and coconut milk. Mixed it all together with a heavy duty blender and could actually enjoy drinking it with a straw.
We’ve had smoothies for breakfast almost every morning for a bit more than a year. Most mornings I add fresh ginger and we have not had any flues at all.
This is lterally green and also organic.
I mixed together a ripe avocado, a handful of baby spinach and a blood orange. Added 1 dl water and 2 dl unsweetened coconut milk. Yummy!
The recipe gave two small portions to enjoy immediately and a small bottle to carry on and enjoy after the morning yoga. Have a wonderful day!