Apple and blueberry pancakes


If adding fresh fruits to pancake batter is good, adding spices to the fruits before stirring into the batter is even better. Take these pancakes, for instance. They smelled and tasted like apple pie. The trick? A little cinnamon and nutmeg. The blueberries are a bonus. … [Read more...]

Oatmeal de luxe: porridge with caramelized apples, honey and cinnamon


Speedy's sick. He finds it hard to swallow solids so he's on a soft diet. Last night, it was plain congee; this morning, oatmeal. But not plain oatmeal. I was trying to tempt him to eat more so I did things to the oatmeal.Things? Yes, you know, I played with his food, to be honest. I cooked the oatmeal as usual but with a pinch of salt. When it was done, I stirred in two … [Read more...]

Homemade applesauce


A couple of days ago, I made apple cheese cupcakes with streusel topping. Never had a chance to take photos though. They were delicious, I'm sure apple-lover Alex will request that I make them again and, next time, no one eats until after I've taken photos.After the baking project, there were still a lot of apples left. Alex asked if I could make apple pancakes then … [Read more...]

Baked apple turon (spring rolls)


I've been seeing a lot of baked turon on the web lately. It's obviously an attempt to create a low fat version of a traditionally deep-fried favorite. What's really curious is how turon is referred to as lumpia. It isn't, exactly. Turon is fried spring roll with a sweet filling. Lumpia, on the other hand, is also a spring roll, fried or not, but with a savory filling. The … [Read more...]

Apple fritters


My first encounter with "apple fritters" was with Country Style Donuts where the fritters are made with donut dough with bits of apples, fried and rolled in sugar. I loved those apple fritters. I still do. Country Style outlets have become fewer but when we pass one, Speedy and I always choose the apple fritters over all the other products.Well, I don't have to wait … [Read more...]

Sausage and apple sandwiches


There is a program on Asian Food Channel called Return to River Cottage hosted by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. An old show, actually, that originally started airing in 2000 but which we're only getting to see now here in Asia. I don't see it very often but Speedy adores British cooking (he's a fan of Andy Bates' Street Feasts) and River Cottage offers a plus -- cooking … [Read more...]