Cheesecake for Breakfast

Yes, we had one and it was sooo good! It was the best tasting blueberry cheesecake that I have tasted, so far. There’s not an inch of  umay factor in it. It is neither too sweet nor too creamy. I actually had to exercise extreme self-control in order to save some for my husband and our son. The best thing about this unforgettable cheesecake is that it was homemade with love!

Cheesecake
The cheesiest gift I have ever received!

I happen to work with Joy of Joybites.com, the very talented lady who made this mouthwatering dessert. In one of our group discussions about cinnamon, she asserted that omitting that spice from the cheesecake recipe would not make a difference in the final taste at all. I, for one, am not a fan of cinnamon and would avoid bread and pastry that have it in the ingredients. Given that, I readily agreed with Joy’s statement. To further prove her assertion, she said that she would bake a no-cinnamon cheesecake for the team on our next meeting. The day of our meeting came and each of us received a dainty box of cheesecake. I took a snap of it the moment Joy handed it to me.  I know that it would be either eaten right away or would get tossed in transit so I needed to capture a photo of how this edible gift was presented nicely.

I served Joy’s blueberry cheesecake for breakfast the following day because I know that it would be perfect for my husband’s cup of coffee and my mug of warm milk. And it was! Our little boy had some, too. What I liked most about this delectable dessert is that it has the right mix of fruity and creamy in it. I also super love that it does not have even a dash of cinnamon in it. My son doesn’t like that spice too and he would grimace whenever he was asked to have a bite of anything that has cinnamon in it.

Should you want to know how heavenly that blueberry cheesecake was, get in touch with Joy through her website :)

 

Sweet and Fluffy Pancakes

Happy weekend everyone! Weekends are meant for spending time with our loved ones. What better way to do it than to prepare something special that will surely delight their taste buds. For today’s breakfast, I was able to cook Sweet and Fluffy Pancakes for my loveys. Here’s how I did it:

SWEET AND FLUFFY PANCAKES

Ingredients:
1 medium egg, beaten
A pinch of salt
1/2 cup of White King All Purpose Flour
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/2 tbsp Calumet Baking Powder
1/4 cup of water
1 tbsp of butter, room temperature
Jolly Claro Palm Oil

Procedure:
1. In a bowl, beat egg and add salt.
2. Add brown sugar and mix until well blended.
3. Put in the flour and baking powder. Mix thoroughly.
4. Add water to the mixture and stir conitnously.
5. Add butter and mix well.
6. Heat the frying pan and put just enough oil.
7. Pour in 1/4 cup of the batter on the pan.
8. As soon as more bubbles start to surface, flip the pancake to cook the other side.
9. Serve with your choice of syrup and toppings.

Makes 3 servings.

For our pancakes, I used my leftover cream cheese frosting and spread it liberally on each serving. My boys loved it so much that I am inspired to make these Sweet and Fluffy Pancakes more often :) I will share pictures of this comfort food next time 😉

You might want to try out fhis easy pancake recipe, too! Happy cooking!

The KFC Breakfast Experience

Part of our Thursday habit is to have an early morning breakfast before we head off to our respective offices. After we have parked our car near my workplace, we would usually eat at McDo, my all-time favorite breakfast place. For a change, I suggested that we try out the KFC breakfast meals because they have tocino in their menu. You should have seen my husband’s face lit up!

Hubby quickly ordered the tocino meal with hashbrown and coffee. He always salivates at the sight of that glazed, almost caramelized pink meat. We rarely have it at home for health purposes. I settled with the chocolate chip pancakes and orange juice.

Whenever I eat out, be it at the nearby canteen, fastfood joint or fine dining restaurant, I always observe how my food was served. I value cleanliness and food presentation. When we got our order, I was dismayed that these simple criteria were not met.

Our food were served clean alright, but I didn’t like the way it was presented. Hubby’s tocino meal was crammed in a bowl that KFC usually use for their rice bowl meals. My pancakes were made to fit in their chicken meal styro. When I opened it, my pancakes smelled like scrambled eggs. Promise. The pancakes were sloppy pa. Glad they taste good. Bawi ang KFC dun ng konti.

Hope that KFC would find the time to repackage their breakfast meals. It would be pleasant to have your first meal of the day served neatly and nicely. They make the food so appetizing.