Archive for February, 2009

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

February 6, 2009

Is there anything quite as beautiful as a cinnamon swirl?

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I think not. Especially when you have made said swirl yourself 🙂 I am really starting to love baking yeast breads, and this one is my favourite yet.  It’s a perfect breakfast bread and a delicious companion to a cup of coffee.

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I am going to send you over to Eat Me Delicious to get the recipe- I followed her recipe exactly, though for next time I think I would brush the dough with egg before rolling in the filling, just because my swirl wasn’t as tight as I would have liked it to be. I will also brush a little butter over the top of the loaf when it comes out of the oven, to make the crust nice and soft. Flavour-wise though, this bread was incredible. I cannot wait to make french toast with it!! *swoons*

 In other news, I’m going to Boston this weekend and staying for a couple of weeks, which means I’ll be in town for Valentines Day 🙂 Anyone know of a good date kind of restaurant in the Boston area? The boy and I are looking for someplace to go for dinner, and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am also super excited about this trip because it means I will be near Whole Foods, TJ’s, Fage and all of my other US food loves that I can’t get here in Canada!!! Which means there will be a massive recap post, followed by sadness that I have to go another six months before I go to Whole Foods again.

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Cinnamon Oatmeal Waffles

February 2, 2009

Nothing says “weekend morning” like a hot, maple syrup-y waffle. Especially with all this snow outside, I am perfectly content to take my time fixing breakfast and relaxing with my omnipresent cup of strong coffee.

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And let me tell you, with a recipe like this you should be doing exactly the same right about now.

What I love about these waffles is that (honest!) they actually fill you up (and I even used white flour). The hearty oats provide some texture while the flax and cinnamon lend interest to each bite.

Cinnamon Oatmeal Waffles
Original Recipe can be found at Everybody Likes Sandwiches

3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp flour
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 tbsp ground flax
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup yogurt
1/3 cup milk
1 tbsp applesauce
1 tbsp melted butter
oil, if needed, for waffle iron

Combine flour, salt, baking powder, oats, flax, cinnamon and brown sugar in a large bowl. In a seperate bowl mix all of the wet ingredients. Make a well in dry ingredients and pour in the wet mixture until everything is just combined. Makes 3-4 waffles, depending on the size of your iron.

I found that my batter was quite thick- if you want something more spreadable, I would suggest increasing the amount of milk.

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With maple syrup and blueberry jelly this was a perfect breakfast.