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Egg In A Hole

18 Apr Egg In A Hole Breakfast

One of the newsletters I subscribe to is Allrecipes.com It’s an online community full of recipes from all over the world. It’s user-generated including ratings and photos. It’s a great resource for any cook. Anyway, one day I was going through my inbox and when I opened their weekly newsletter there was a piece of toast with an egg stuck in the middle staring back at me. It made me smile and want to make one. So one Saturday morning I woke up and fished out a round cookie cutter and made my own Egg In A Hole. Or as my roommate called it when she saw my finished breakfast, a One Eyed Jack. This is an easy way to make your breakfast a little more fun. A lot of people online say that their mom made this for them when they were kids. How about you? What did your parents call it?

Egg In A Hole Ingredients L-R: Butter, Salt & Pepper, Turkey Bacon, Egg, Bread, Mozzarella

Egg In A Hole Ingredients L-R: Butter, Salt & Pepper, Turkey Bacon, Egg, Bread, Mozzarella

EGG IN A HOLE (serves 1)

  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Slices of Bread
  • Butter
  • Cooking Spray
  • Shredded Cheese of your choice (optional)
  • Salt & Pepper

Spread each side of bread with a little bit of butter. Using a cookie cutter (or a knife) cut a hole in the middle of each slice of bread. It should be about 2 inches across. Feel free to use whatever shape you want it to look like. *Side Note: I chose to just make one egg instead of two.*

Sliced bread, egg in a hole breakfast

Cutting the hole in my bread. My cookie cutter was too small so I hand cut a larger hole

Spray your small omelette pan with cooking spray and turn the heat to medium. Place your bread in the pan and once it’s hot, crack your eggs and pour one into each hole. Heat another pan to cook some bacon. The bacon will cook at the same time as your eggs.

Egg in a hole breakfast, mozzarella cheese

Sprinkled mozzarella cheese. Then flipped it over.

If you want to get “fancy”, once the egg white starts to cook sprinkle with the cheese of your choice. Let the cheese start to melt and then flip the bread over to finish cooking the egg.  Let cook for another minute then remove to a plate. Enjoy with a nice cup of coffee (I prefer Peet’s) or a glass of fresh OJ.

Egg In A Hole Breakfast

Breakfast is served!

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Spiced Apple Bread

30 Jan Spiced Apple Bread

On Sunday evening, after a great Saturday night of making Pumpkin Chutney Bread, I pulled out my bread pans again and made Spiced Apple Bread. About a week ago I thought I didn’t have any photos of this bread, and then over the weekend I found them again! Yay! (Being a blonde can be really stressful sometimes.) This is a bread I made a few years ago and is one of my favorites so I was excited to make this year. I also like having a kid friendly bread for my friends with kids who may not like something like chutney. I was a picky kid once, chutney definitely weirded me out, lol!  And just like with the pumpkin chutney bread, you can make one big loaf or four small ones (or even 2 medium ones!). This is a great bread for anytime of the year too, not just the holidays. Enjoy!

Spiced Apple Bread Ingredients L-R: Flour, Pecans, Butter, Cinnamon, Buttermilk, Eggs, Ginger, Dark Brown Sugar, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, Apple, Nutmeg

Spiced Apple Bread Ingredients L-R: Flour, Pecans, Butter, Cinnamon, Buttermilk, Eggs, Ginger, Dark Brown Sugar, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, Apple, Nutmeg

SPICED APPLE BREAD

DRY INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp Powdered Ginger
  • 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans (optional)

WET INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 2/3 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Large MacIntosh Apple (or other sweet apple)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prep your apple by peeling, coring and chopping into about 1/2″ pieces. In a medium bowl combine all your dry ingredients and stir well. Set aside and start combining your wet ingredients.

Large sweet Pink Lady Apple peeled and diced.

Large sweet Pink Lady Apple peeled and diced.

Spiced Apple Bread Dry Ingredients: Flour, Pecans, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger, Salt, Baking Powder, Baking Soda

Spiced Apple Bread Dry Ingredients: Flour, Pecans, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger, Salt, Baking Powder, Baking Soda

In your stand mixer (or a large mixing bowl if using a hand mixer) combine your butter and dark brown sugar until smooth on medium to high-speed. Stop your mixer and add in the eggs, buttermilk and apple pieces on a lower speed and mix until thoroughly combined. Be sure to stop the mixer and scrape the sides and mix again.

Spiced Apple Bread wet ingredients

All the wet ingredients mixed.

Putting your mixer on a low-speed, slowly add in your dry ingredients about half a cup at a time until thoroughly mixed. Grease your loaf pans with either butter or baking spray and pour in your bread mixture evenly into the pans (about halfway to 2/3 full).

Spiced Apple Bread

Spiced Apple Bread mixture ready for the pans.

If making a large loaf then bake for about an hour, small loaves for 35 to 40 minutes. Just like with the Pumpkin Chutney Bread, test the doneness of the bread with a wooden toothpick. Stick it in the middle of the bread and if it’s done it will come out clean, otherwise bake for another 3 to 5 minutes at a time. Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes before removing from the pans and finishing cooling on a wire rack. Make sure to label them after wrapping them up. They can be stored in the fridge or tossed in the freezer. Enjoy!

Spiced Apple Bread

Kid Approved!

4 Oct

Well it’s official, I am kid approved! I received my first award from the son of my friends Angel Parker and Eric Nenninger at dinner last night (that will be a future post), “Best Cook Ever”. It even came in the awesome form of a hat! I feel very honored.

Best Cook Ever

Getting kids to eat more than chicken nuggets and fries (or Cheerios…) I think, will always be a big battle for parents. And my parents can tell you stories about their own battle with me. Growing up we were always told that we had to at least try everything put in front of us and if we didn’t like it, we knew where the Cheerios were. Well, I ate a lot of Cheerios growing up. And I don’t think I even started eating onions until I was at least 12 or 13. But I was definitely eating “cool” food like hummus by high school. So have hope parents, kids can grow out of eating butter and bread for dinner (don’t worry, I stopped doing that by kindergarten) and grow into adults that love and respect food. Maybe they’ll start their own restaurant or create their own blog. Just be patient and promise me you won’t force them to eat carrot soup. (Sorry mom and dad, but that was the worst thing I’ve ever eaten growing up.)

My first cooking award!

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