Five Breakfasts You'll Love
Maple Syrup, butter and a hot Homemade Waffle!
The Best Five Breakfast Foods of All Time
In thinking about the fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I choose to write about the top five breakfast favorites in our house. Of course, these five are very subjective and are totally my own opinion.
The second choice (these are not in order, you understand), is the plain waffle. Simple, elegant, delicious with just maple syrup, the sour dough waffle is one of my all time favorites! Add crisp bacon, fresh strawberries on the side and lots of cold milk and you have yourself a meal fit for a king!
Credit of each of the pictures used is given with the link back to the original article from which it was taken.
Poached Eggs on Ham or Bacon - This is Near Perfection
Picture perfectly poached (4 minute 10 second) eggs on top of a thick ham steak with fresh fruit on the side. Add a slice or two of avocado beside the eggs and you have yourself a complete breakfast. Pour yourself a cup of hot coffee or tea and you have a perfect breakfast.
We have stopped eating bread for the most part so our eggs sit directly on top of the ham without any toast underneath. If you want to add either a good sour dough or a marble rye for your toast, they will only add more great flavors.
This is a fairly heavy breakfast but we eat this when we have a lot of work to do early in the day. We also will not be eating lunch when this breakfast in on the table early. All and all, this is my favorite breakfast for the rich flavors of the cooked ham combining the complex tastes of the poached egg.
How to Perfectly Poach Eggs;
Fill a pan (that has a lid) with 4-5 inches of water.
Add salt and about 2 teaspoons of white vinegar.
Bring water to a gentle boil. Turn off the heat.
Crack your eggs into a cup or measuring cup, one at a time and slide into the boiling water.
Place the lid on the pan and set timer for 4 minutes.
When the time is up, remove the eggs with a slotted spoon, dry the the egg with a paper towel.
Place on top of your meat and lightly sprinkle with paprika.
Denver Omelet - My Third choice is:
Eggs, ham, green peppers, onion and sometimes tomatoes with cheese, of course, make a great omelet.
We often make these tasty things for diner as well as breakfast. The omelet is not hard to make, you just need what you want inside the fold of the eggs and a great omelet pan.
The pan is important for the action of sliding the eggs and flipping, so consider getting yourself a good pan if you are going to be making omelets. I use two omelet pans by Emeril All-Clad. They help make it easy (well, maybe just easier!) to flip the eggs. I use two pans as I make two omelets at a time.
In a different pan, I saute the ingredients that I use for the stuffing of the omelets. Just adds a little flavors. IF you do not want to use butter for the sauting, use coconut oil - good temp control and also adds a little flavor.
Best Omelet Pan
You cannot flip an omelet in just any old pan -
this pan has the right size, shape and balance so you look like a genius in the kitchen - flipping an omelet at just the right time and with ease (don't forget to practice when there is no one around...)
Fresh Blueberry Pancakes - an Excuse for Eating Maple Syrup!
Forth Choice goes to:
Sour dough pancakes are a favorite around here. And fresh blueberries are so tasty that you can round the flavor on your tongue. So using them together is just a natural progression of the favorite breakfast list.
But truly, the blueberry pancakes are just a bold face excuse to eat maple syrup. I like grade B, it is a little heavier and therefore has more flavor, but the finer grade A is still fine. My personal preference is for the maple syrup form the state of Vermont, but I will eat any really good maple syrup - as long as it is real maple syrup. (If you have never tried maple syrup over vanilla ice cream, you have missed a true delight!)
Pass the REAL Maple Syrup
I like my Maple Syrup a little dark - more flavor. This is a great syrup and with no taxes or freight (you are an Amazon Prime member, right?), you cannot make a better buy unless you are tapping the maple trees yourself.
Belgian Waffles - Who Says You Cannot Have Dessert for Breakfast
The Fifth Choice is:
Sometimes, when you have been out late or working all night, it is just right to have dessert. And one of the best is a breakfast treat that is hard to 'top'.
A Belgian waffle with home-made add-ons like the home made ice cream, whipped cream and freshly crushed strawberries is just the thing for an early morning breakfast!
Oh Boy Waffle Recipe
The recipe goes back many, many years in my family and some how, only gets better every time you make them.
- 2 ¼ C Sifted flour (Sift all of these ingredients together)
- 4 t baking powder
- ¾ t salt
- 1 ½ T sugar
- Mix in a large bowl:
- 2 Eggs – beaten
- 2 ¼ C milk (can be a little more if you want the batter to be thinner)
- ¾ C oil
Mix the liquid ingredients together well – then add the sifted dry ingredients all at once and mix lightly. DO NOT OVER MIX.
Pour into a greased hot waffle iron. Bake approx. 4 minutes or until steam is no longer escaping from the sides of the waffle maker.
Make Two at the Same Time - This is by far my favorite waffle iron
When I was a young girl, my Mother would make waffles once a week. We loved them! Little did we know or understand that this delicious meal was also very inexpensive to make. Mother had this great waffle iron that baked two waffles at the same time; it was round and looked just like the one above. I looked for many years trying to find one that I could use in my kitchen, but the only ones I found were commercial ones that started at $800 for used ones.So when I found that Waring made one that not only was it relatively inexpensive but really worked well, I bought two! - Now my children and grandchildren watch with glee as the steaming hot waffles come rolling off these irons in about 3.5 minutes - that is more than enough to get them started and keep them happy as they fill their tummies.
This marvelous iron that bakes two waffles at the same time is a great addition to your kitchen. The fact that you can arrive at your table with two large waffles (8 sections) at the same time, will make your family very happy. Besides, you will have time to sit down and eat with your family as well!