As news of the dropping temperature is covering headlines...I wanted to share some of my favourite foods for a cold winter morning. My mom is convinced that if you eat according to the weather...you will not feel as cold. (Yes, she is giving me this advice from sunny Florida). But I will say, cold mornings start better for me when they begin with warm foods.
The Quick Whole Wheat Molasses bread is a dense, filling, lightly sweetened bread that is nice served warm with butter. The addition of fresh warm homemade ricotta and fried pears will warm your soul...and my mom guarantees...you will soon be going out in sub zero temperatures saying,"Hey! This isn't too bad.". I hope you enjoy this breakfast as much as we did.
In three parts....
Quick Whole Wheat Molasses Bread (from NY Times )
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
bake for 45-60 minutes
1 2/3 cups plain yogurt
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup molasses
1. Mix all the dried ingredients in a bowl.
2. Mix all the wet ingredients together.
3. Stir liquid into dry. Stir just until combined.
4. Bake in a greased 8x8 inch pan or a loaf pan at 325 for 45-60 minutes. An inserted toothpick should come out clean.
5. Cool in pan on rack for 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
cook on stove top : skillet
4 large pears
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cream or milk.
1. Remove peels and cut pears into wedge shapes.
2. Melt butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar. Then cream. While stirring, allow the mixture to cook for about a minute.
3. Add pears to the hot brown sugar mixture. Continue to cook over medium low heat until the pears are a golden brown and tender. Serve Warm. Enjoy!
Homemade Ricotta Cheese
Stove top: Saucepan