9.01.2014

breakfast is ready!

just thought this could be fun ;) recipe is in the previous post.

8.31.2014

oh-mon-dieu french toast

(sunday morning... or is it?
oh my. it's midday and i'm still in bed.
no wonder why... blame those dark skies out there
and the pouring rain.
...feels like eight in the morning!)


so i was still in bed when i had this idea. but i had no eggs. well, no eggs it had to be then!

and you know what...
sometimes it's nice to be a resourceful cook
something like this can make even the darkest day become bright
true story. this is like the most amazing fifteen minute breakfast ever 




and now it's raining cats and dogs. there's thunders too.
call me odd... i like this weather sometimes,
especially as i have to write.

'oh mon dieu' french toast
- 2 fatias de pão
- 1/3 de chávena de leite
- 2 colheres de sopa de farinha maizena
- 1 colher de sopa de açúcar em pó
- 1/2 colher de chá de aroma de baunilha
- 4 colheres de chá de manteiga
- uma mão cheia de uvas brancas, cortadas ao meio
- açúcar em pó para polvilhar
- maple syrup

1) Misturar o leite, a farinha, o açúcar em pó e a baunilha num prato de sopa; dissolver tudo muito bem sem deixar grumos,
2) Embeber uma fatia de pão na mistura, deixando absorver bem,
3) Numa frigideira sobre lume brando, deitar uma colher de chá de manteiga e deixar derreter, agitando,
4) Fritar a fatia de pão na manteiga durante cerca de dois minutos (até estar dourada), levantar com uma espátula, deitar nova colher de manteiga na frigideira e cozinhar igualmente o outro lado,
5) Repetir com a outra fatia de pão,
6) Montar o prato com as fatias de pão cobertas com as uvas, polvilhadas com açúcar em pó e finalizadas com um fio de maple syrup; servir imediatamente.

'oh mon dieu' french toast
- 2 bread slices
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp confectioner's sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla flavouring
- 4 tsp butter
- a handful of white grapes, halved
- confectioner's sugar to dust
- maple syrup

1) Mix milk, flour, sugar and vanilla in a deep dish until no lumps are left,
2) Soak a slice of bread in the mixture,
3) In a pan, over medium-high heat, melt a tsp of butter,
4) Fry the bread slice for about two minutes (until golden), lift with a spatula, melt a second tsp of butter and fry the other side of the bread,
5) Repeat with the second slice,
6) Plate the bread topped with grapes, dusted with sugar and finish with a drizzle of maple syrup.

8.29.2014

overnight oats ♥ dessert

Is it breakfast? ...afternoon snack? ...is it dessert?

I don't care, it's awesome 


Start improving your breakfast today! And tomorrow is saturday... what better day to have dessert for breakfast?


(For dessert, maybe add some coffee licquor ;) )





Overnight Oats #3
The Italian Lover. Tiramisú Twist
- 1/4 de frasco de aveia
- 3 colheres de sopa de iogurte de baunilha
- 1/4 de frasco de leite
- baunilha em pó
- 5 a 6 biscoitos tipo de champanhe redondos
- 1/2 chávena de café forte, frio

1) Misturar a aveia, o iogurte, o leite e a baunilha,
2) Mergulhar os biscoitos no café e fazer, dentro de um frasco, camadas de mistura de aveia e de biscoito,
3) Levar ao frigorífico de um dia para o outro,
4) Servir polvilhado com cacau em pó.

Overnight Oats #3
The Italian Lover. Tiramisú Twist
- 1/4 jar oatmeal
- 3 tbsp vanilla yogurt
- 1/4 jar 0.8% milk
- vanilla, grounded
- 5 to 6 sponge-type biscuits
- 1/2 cup cold coffee

1) Mix oatmeal, yogurt, milk, vanilla,
2) Dip the biscuits in the coffee; pile up layers of cream and biscuits inside a jar,
3) Refrigerate overnight,
4) Serve topped with cocoa powder.

overnight oats #2 | the arroz doce

How I hate when blogger messes up with the pictures' colours! Why are they turning red today!?...

Bringing you a new overnight oats jar ;) I'll keep them coming if you'ld like!


Overnight Oats #2
The Arroz Doce. Cinnamon, Orange and Ginger Infusion

- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup 0.8% milk
- 1 tbsp orange marmalade with ginger
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon

1) Mix everything well in a jar, close and refrigerate overnight (around 4-8 hours will do),
2) When serving, shake well before opening. If desired, warm up in the microwave. Sprinkle with cinnamon and, if desired, some chopped banana for a fruity touch.

8.28.2014

overnight oats... oh, whatever, overafternoon too.

This kitchen will be moving soon... so the aim now is to get rid of as much stuff as I can from my pantry.
This also means that I have to get crazy creative in the kitchen.
Which is challenging and, hence, good.

Running out of my favourite daily-consumption stuff, I remembered I had a practically full bag of oatmeal - that I can't even remember why I bought! Plus, I remembered how much I treasure these muslis they make at fancy-brunch-places around here. Well... look no further, here they are!
So I'm in a oatmeal haze these days: breakfast, afternoon snack and, who knows..., dinner?

I guess I'll be posting further ideas soon ;)


Overnight Oats #1
The Dreamer. Chocolate, Coconut and Blueberry Blend
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup 0.8% milk
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 2 tsp light muscovado sugar
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp blueberries
- 1 tsp shredded coconut

1) Mix everything well in a jar, close and refrigerate overnight (around 4-8 hours will do),
2) When serving, shake well before opening. If desired, warm up in the microwave. Sprinkle with extra shredded coconut and/or chocolate chips or shavings.