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Breakfast Quiches January 19, 2013

Filed under: Breakfast,Nibblies and party Snacks,Pies & Bakes - Savoury — obsidian @ 2:03 pm

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These can be whipped up pretty quickly for a nice breakfast treat.

Ingredients:
eggs
grated cheese
bread or ham for the casing (optional)
Corn, peas and/or spinach
mixed herbs, salt & pepper (or other spices to taste)

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Method:

Lightly grease a muffin tin.  If using bread as the casing, cut the crusts off and roll the bread flat, then use a cookie/scone cutter to make rounds, press these into the muffin tins.  You can also use pieces of ham for a low-carb version (ham with no splits works better otherwise the egg leaks through).  You can make them without anything in the pan, but they may stick a little more.

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Mix all the ingredients together to your preferred taste.  You could add other ingredients in there – experiment to find something you like.  Bake in the oven for about 15 mins until the egg has set.

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Potato Pancakes January 16, 2009

Filed under: Breakfast,For Kids,Lunch,Quick meals — obsidian @ 2:57 am
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Ingredients:
2 large potatoes
3 eggs
1/2 cup wholemeal SR flour
salt, garlic and chives to taste

Method:
Peel, dice and then cook the potatoes to cook them a little (eg microwave for 2 mins). Blend everything together until smooth. Cook like you would a pancake.

 

Chai Pikelets / Pancackes December 19, 2008

Filed under: Breakfast,Cakes — obsidian @ 8:43 am
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Ingredients:
1 cup Self Raising flour
2 tablespoons of sugar (optional)
1 Egg
1 Cup Milk
2-3 chai teabags (or 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp cardamon)

Method:
1). In a saucepan, heat the milk with the teabags/spices until it starts to bubble, then remove from heat and allow to stand for 10 mins, then remove the teabags (squeezing out all the milk).

Or – If you want to skip this step, just mix the spices and the milk in with the mixture without simmering them together first

2). Sift the flour, stir in the sugar, egg and milk. Beat until smooth.
3). Get a good frying pan and put it on the heat. Add a light amount of oil.
4). When the pan is hot, spoon/pour some mixture onto the pan – about the size of an egg ring or smaller for a pikelet…. larger for a pancake… It should fizz when you pour it on. Within a few moments you should see bubbles forming, this is the sign to flip them over, and the other side should be nice and golden brown.
5). Once you think the other side is cooked (you can peek at it), remove it and leave it to cool on some kitchen paper. Allow the pan to heat up again if needed before adding another.

Pikelets – Serve cooled with jam and cream, or cool or warm a squirt of lemon juice and a sprinkle of sugar.

Pancakes – Serve hot with maple syrup

 

Plain Pikelets/Pancakes

Filed under: Breakfast,Cakes — obsidian @ 8:29 am
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A Pikelet is basically just a small pancake. I usually think of a pikelet served cool (usually with jam and cream ontop!), and a pancake served hot (with maple syrup on top!). The basic recipe for them is the same.

Obsipikelets(pikelets are generally small, about an eggring size or smaller)

Ingredients:
1 cup Self Raising flour
1 tablespoon of sugar (optional)
1 Egg
1 Cup Milk

Method:
1). Sift the flour, stir in the sugar, egg and milk. Beat until smooth.
2). Get a good frying pan and put it on the heat. Add a light amount of oil.
3). When the pan is hot, spoon/pour some mixture onto the pan – about the size of an egg ring or smaller for a pikelet, as large as you like for a pancake… It should fizz when you pour it on. Within a few moments you should see bubbles forming, this is the sign to flip them over, and the other side should be nice and golden brown.
4). Once you think the other side is cooked (you can peek at it), remove it and leave it to cool on some kitchen paper. Allow the pan to heat up again if needed before adding another.

Pikelets – Serve cooled with jam and cream, or a squirt of lemon juice and a sprinkle of sugar… or just on their own.
Pancakes – serve hot with maple syrup, banana slices, berries or other toppings.

Variations
Now you have the basic recipe, you can make variations by adding spices or fruit to the mixture. A flavoured pikelet is great as a snack for lunchboxes. Try:

  • Vanilla & cinnamon
  • Banana & cinnamon
  • Blueberries
  • Sultanas
  • Grated apple
  • “Chai” (cardamon, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg)
  • Chocolate (add cocoa and/or chocolate chips)
 

Fun Egg Toast November 18, 2008

Filed under: Breakfast,For Kids,Quick meals — obsidian @ 12:59 pm
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Lightly butter one side of a slice of bread and lay in a hot frying pan until golden brown. Remove and use a large shaped cookie cutter (Dog, Dinosaur etc.) to cut a section out of the centre of the bread. Butter the other side and lay the bread back into the hot pan, cracking an egg into the hole in the centre of the bread. Cook on until the egg has cooked to your liking.

 

Bean and egg thing November 16, 2008

Filed under: Breakfast,Lunch,Quick meals — obsidian @ 11:43 am
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No idea what to call this. Sounds pretty horrible…. but it is actually quite yummy. It doesn’t taste like eggs.. more like a cheesy baked bean with a slight hint of curry. Just trust me on this, it isn’t as gross as it sounds. I have no idea what possessed me to make this the first time I did, but I am glad I did, it’s really yummy.

 
Ingredients:
1 egg
1 tin baked beans
some corn (and peas if you like)
pinch curry powder
1 low fat cheese slice

 
Method:
Put all ingredients into a saucepan (except the bread). Stir well until the mixture thickens and cheese is melted.

 
Serve on toast

 

Baked Fluffy Cheese

Filed under: Breakfast,Lunch — obsidian @ 8:33 am
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I’m not sure why its called this, as its mostly egg, but this was something we did in cooking class, which I loved. memory is a little sketchy, and I haven’t made it in years, but I think I remember the basics.

 
Ingredients:
(I’m guessing here)
2 slices bread
4 eggs
handful of grated cheese

 
Method:
1. Toast bread
2. Lay toast in a very small oven safe dish so that the toast covers the bottom and sides of the dish (you can cut it)
3. Separate the eggs.
4. Beat the whites together until light and fluffy and “forming peaks”
5. Beat the yolks together.
6. Gently fold the whites into the yolks, trying not to take any of the air out. If its a little streaky it’s not a problem.
7. Pour this mix ontop of the toast in the baking dish.
8. Sprinkle the cheese on top
9. bake in the oven until it seems set….