Pecan Streusel French Toast Casserole

According to Apicius, Pan Dulcis, a dish of bread soaked in milk, and sometimes eggs, and then fried in oil or butter existed as early as the age of the Roman Empire.   However, the modern dish that we know as French toast, got its name in 1724 from an innkeeper in Albany, New York named…

Buttermilk Pecan Breakfast Cake

This recipe is adapted from the Tanyard Farm Buttermilk Cake recipe published by King Arthur Flour. Tanyard Farm, in West Hartford, Vermont, is an old-fashioned, family farm that includes Jersey cows, chickens, and pigs, and vegetables and flowers.  Although it no longer exists, it used to also have a bakery, where the original recipe was developed. Thanks…

Blueberry Cheesecake French Toast

The first known written reference to French toast is in the Latin recipe collection known as th Apicius, dating back to the 4th or 5th century.  That recipe involved bread soaked in milk, but no egg, and is simply called aliter dulcia, meaning   “another sweet dish.”  Since then, it has gone by many names, including “Arme Ritter”  (German…

Lemon Cream Filled Crêpes with Blueberry Compote

Crêpes are very thin, delicate pancakes that can be filled with sweet or savory fillings and served for any meal, really.  I have fond memories from my childhood of going to the Magic Pan Crêperie with my parents and eating them for dinner and dessert.  The word crêpe is French in origin, and comes from…

Blueberry Buttermilk Cornmeal Pancakes

Originally posted on Lea & Jay:
Don’t put that cornmeal away yet! I know you just used it to make the batter up for those tasty Mini Corn Dogs. This time around it’s on the menu for breakfast in some delicious Blueberry Buttermilk Cornmeal Pancakes. Good lands, I just knew this dish would be fantastic! How…

Sunday Morning Pear Pancake

 Pears are members of the rose family and are related to the quince and the apple.  Called by Homer in The Odyssey the “gift of the gods,” the history of the cultivation of pears can be traced back three thousand years to western Asia.  For Louis XIV, pears were a luxury item in his court.  Colonists…

Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

Ingredients 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons organic sugar or honey 3 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups organic buttermilk 1/2 cup organic milk 3 organic, cage-free eggs, lightly beaten 1/3 cup organic butter, melted Heat your griddle to 375 degrees and lightly butter.  If you…