The Great 2012 Cooking Extravaganza! Day 32

February 3, 2012 at 12:55 am (Food) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Hello again, and welcome back!!

Tonight, I had help in the kitchen again, BOTH boys this time!  James made the scones, William cracked eggs, it was very cool!  They BOTH want to be chefs some day, and I REALLY have to encourage that!!  I just wish it wasn’t so darn expensive to go to culinary school!  James should be there now…

So, tonight we had breakfast for dinner, here are our recipes.

Oatmeal Scones

3 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup quick oats

2 Tbsp baking powder

2 Tbsp sugar

2 tsp salt

1 pound butter, cold, diced

1/2 cup buttermilk (if you don’t have buttermilk, MAKE IT with 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 tsp lemon juice)

1/2 cup real maple syrup

4 eggs beaten

1 egg beat

1 egg beaten with 1 Tbsp milk (this is the egg wash)

Glaze

1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla

Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix flours, oats, baking powder, sugar and salt.  Blend in diced cold butter just until crumbly.

Combine buttermilk, syrup and 4 eggs, QUICKLY add to dry mixture, blend well.  Will be sticky.

Dump onto floured surface, flour hands and rolling pin, roll out dough to 3/4 – 1″ thick.  Cut into rounds using biscuit cutter.  Move rounds onto baking sheets covered with parchment.  Brush with egg wash.  Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from baking sheets to cooling racks, allow to cool at least 20 minutes, or until completely cool if time allows.  Coat with glaze and serve.

Very Meaty Breakfast Casserole

4-5 medium potatoes

1 pound sausage, style is up to you, I prefer regular, not spicy

1 pound bacon, cut into small strips

8 eggs

1/2 cup milk

1 cup shredded cheese

Cut 4-5 medium potatoes into very small pieces (we’re making home fries), fry in vegetable oil until crisp and golden brown.

Brown and drain sausage, set aside.  Cut bacon into small strips, crisp and drain, set aside.  Lightly beat eggs and milk in a medium bowl, set aside.

Place about half the cooked potatoes into a 13 x 9′ casserole dish.  Add sausage and bacon.  Add shredded cheese.  Pour over egg mixture.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until eggs are done.  Serve with home fries on the side.

It’s almost all gone, so I know it was all good!

So friends, until tomorrow, eat well, love well, live well!

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1 Comment

  1. Mom said,

    YUMMY!

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