Banana Bread Power Breakfast Recipe

 

Ingredients (serves 1):

  • 1 ripe banana (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup of porridge oats
  • 2 tablespoons of walnuts
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1½ tablespoons of maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Raisins for garnishing
  • Honey for garnishing

Directions:

  • In a small frying pan, toast the walnuts and place to one side.
  • Place half of the banana in a small pot and mash roughly using a wooden spoon.
  • Add the milk, water, salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg and simmer over medium heat.
  • Stir in the oats and simmer for around 1 to 2 minutes–stirring constantly.
  • Remove the oat mixture from heat, place in a serving bowl, and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Cut up the rest of the banana into slices and sprinkle the toasted walnuts and raisins on top.
  • Drizzle honey over the top before serving, if desired.

Recipe courtesy of Kitchen Stories

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Pumpkin Spice Coffee Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Coffee recipe

Everyone is jumping on the Pumpkin Spice bandwagon, and Villeroy & Boch is no different. After all, it’s that time of year! Getting the perfect cup of Pumpkin Spice coffee doesn’t have to require a trip to the coffee shop. Instead, stay at home and use this recipe to enjoy this Fall favorite from the comfort of your own home. Start your mornings with a cup of coffee that invokes the season by adding Allspice and Cinnamon. The spices add a beautiful aroma and flavor to the coffee; it’s truly Autumn in a mug!

 

Make Your Own!

  • Choose your favorite ground coffee (use about ¼ cup)
  • Add 1 teaspoon of Allspice and ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • Mix well
  • Add it to the filter of a drip coffee maker
  • Pour 4 cups of water into the coffee maker and turn it on
  • When the coffee finishes pouring, add cream and sugar to taste

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Fortune Cookie Wäffelcher from ‘Anne’s Kitchen’ for the New Year

By Anne Faber

I think many Luxembourgers have fond memories of making Wäffelcher at their grandparents’. These thin, buttery wafers are baked individually in a round waffle maker and wrapped around the handle of a wooden spoon while still hot, so that they get a cone shape. While I was rolling Wäffelcher for this book, I suddenly thought it would be really fun to fold them into fortune cookies instead and hide messages inside!

I also jazzed up the traditional recipe by adding black sesame seeds to the batter – the inspiration for this comes from a trip to Thailand, where I once ate thin coconut-flavored wafers specked with black sesame seeds and rolled up just like in Luxembourg. My favorite treat from Luxembourg with an Asian twist!

Casale Blue

Makes 25 • Prep 45’ • Resting 30’ • A little effort

  • 2 eggs
  • 85g sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 85g butter, melted + extra for greasing
  • 85g flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp black sesame seeds (optional)
  • 25 paper messages, to stick into the cookies

 

  1. Put the eggs into a bowl and whisk together with the sugar and vanilla sugar. Add the melted butter, whisk again, then add the flour, salt and sesame seeds and beat to a smooth batter.
  2. Set aside to rest at room temperature for
30 minutes. This will make the batter less runny.
  3. After 30 minutes, switch on a round waffle iron. Butter the iron, then pour a heaped teaspoon of batter into the center. Close and bake the wafer until golden (every waffle maker is different, it can take between 30 seconds and 2 minutes, just open it from time to time to peek inside).
  4. Now you need to work quickly: remove the wafer with a spatula, and put onto a wire rack. Place a fortune in the center of the wafer. Quickly fold the wafer in half, then fold the two edges towards each other so that you get a crescent shape. This needs to be done really fast because the wafer will harden and become brittle within seconds.
  5. Place the folded fortune cookie into a muffin tin so it hold its shape as it cools. Leave to cool completely, then store in a tin for up to a week.

 

TIPS

  • The diameter of a traditional Wäffelchen is about 15cm. As these are fortune cookie wafers, you’ll want the wafer to be on the small side. The diameter I aim for is about 12cm, as the wafers are easier to fold when they’re small.
  • It’s very likely that you’ll burn your fingers while shaping the fortune cookies… My solution is to wrap both my thumbs and index fingers in foil so I can’t feel the heat. It may look very odd, but it is a very handy trick indeed!
  • You can find plenty of printable fortune cookie messages online.
  • Black sesame seeds are available in Asian supermarkets. They are a bit crunchier than white sesame seeds, but their taste is very similar. You can of course use white sesame seeds in this recipe.

Recipe from the book “Home Sweet Home – My Luxembourg”, Editions Schortgen (http://anneskitchen.co.uk/the-book-3/)

 

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