Iced Lattes

… I was uncontrollably addicted to this iced latte. Maybe it was the ritual of pouring sweetened vanilla milk over translucent coffee hued ice cubes that sat on a bed of whipped cream, or the classic glass and the cute little glass pitcher you were presented with, all complete with an old school doily…

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Scones

Want something fancy to replace your typical morning toast? Try these scones, and you won’t mind that the prep time is 5 minutes as opposed to just popping some bread into a toaster. Traditionally they’re eaten with fresh cream and strawberry jam, but Nutella can do the job just fine.

scones

Here’s what you’ll need:

2 1/2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/3 cup + 2 Tblspn butter, cubed

4 Tblspn sugar

3/4 cup buttermilk OR 3/4 cup milk +1/2 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp vanilla

1 egg

Preheat your oven to 180C.

In a medium bowl add the flour, baking powder and sugar and mix well. Then add in the butter cubes and crumble them into the flour mixture with your fingers until the mix resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the buttermilk and vanilla and knead into a dough, then roll out onto a flour surface, making sure the dough is an inch high. You can roll out a perfect circle and cut the scones like a pie, or take a 3 inch circle cookie cutter and cut out little circles, re-roll the remaining dough and continue the process till the dough is finished. Place the circles on a baking sheet about an inch or two apart. beat the egg and brush it over the tops of the scones. If you want them to be sweeter, you can add a teaspoon of sugar to the egg.

Just pop them in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until they puff up and the tops are golden brown. Take them out and eat them warm with some cream and jam!

Openface Breakfast Burritos

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To me sundays are not for relaxing at home or just sitting in front of the tv all day. Sundays are all about sunday brunch, and all the cafe’s and restaurants have caught onto that too. But sadly here in little Ilmenau brunch isn’t seen more than waffles and the typical baked goods. So sadly I have to cook up the delicious brunch menu’s available to all you lucky Lahori’s.

Here’s a recipe for an open breakfast burrito. I’m not a fan of baked beans, but they can be added on top.

It’s so simple. I made it in the oven because it’s so much easier. But the layer of tortilla takes a normal omelet to a whole new level, and a little bit of cheese never hurt anyone. This recipe is for 4 people, but if you’re willing to make individual ones you’ll need round pans the same size as the tortillas available.

Here’s what you need:

4 tortillas

4 eggs

1/4 cup milk

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp white pepper

1 cup shredded cheese

1 Tblspn butter

Preheat your oven to 200 C. Grease a 13×9 pyrex dish with the 1 T butter. Cut the tortillas into 1 inch thick strips and evenly line the bottom of the dish with them. In a medium bowl whisk the eggs for 2 minutes, then whisk in the milk and seasoning. Pour the egg mixture over the tortilla strips and sprinkle over the shredded cheese. Bake for about 20 minutes. It depends on your oven, but it should be done by then. But just keep it in the oven till the top starts turning golden brown.

A pizza cutter will make your life easier.

Enjoyy!