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This week Carole and I are eager for you to Tell Us About the Best Breakfast You Ever Had:
If you asked me, I would absolutely say I am not a “breakfast eater” my usual for a major portion of my adult life has just been coffee.
That being said, I have had some stellar breakfasts in my life.
While my mother could not be classified as a cook at all. I simply loved those mornings when she made CoCo Wheats. What child would not like chocolate for breakfast, right? If she asked what I wanted, it was always my first choice!
As an adult I remember going out for breakfast on a weekend morning and having the best omelets at the Elbow Room (sadly, no longer there) in Saugatuck. They were so good, just packed full of such good things, each and every one of them!
I also have fond memories of incredibly different breakfasts in other countries – my favorites were in Scotland where I learned that I simply love steel-cut oats. This is a hearty, stick-with-you breakfast that I have long tried to replicate. I think I come close with my oven roasted version, but replicating the ambiance that is Scotland…Yeah, that is not so easy to do!
However, I think my absolute favorite breakfast is this; My Great-Aunt Marian’s Baked Pancake. The first time I had this I was about 6 or 7 years old when we went to Lansing, Illinois to visit Aunt Marion and her husband, Uncle Fred. She made Baked Pancake for breakfast and it was so elegant and beautiful – topped with powdered sugar and freshly sliced strawberries. This was unlike anything I had ever had before. It was so puffy and custard-y and buttery. It seemed to just melt in my mouth. In my child’s mind, my Aunt Marion seemed to be magical, creating such an incredible breakfast.
After that, my most requested breakfast was Aunt Marian’s Baked Pancake – but none were ever the same as hers.
I have made Baked Pancake a number of times in my life and each time I fondly remembered that very first time in my Aunt Marion’s simple home. For me, food is an incredible tie to the roots of my family and sadly I have not made Baked Pancake nor thought about Aunt Marian in a very long time.
Perhaps it is time to dust off my recipe and make Baked Pancake again soon – in fond and loving memory of Aunt Marian.
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I have a morning full of appointments and busyness, but I’m so tempted to ditch it all and make a Baked Pancake! Thanks so much to you and Carole for doing this; I really enjoyed writing my memories and you’ve written lovingly of yours.
Baked pancake. That sounds pretty delicious! I think Daniel may have to be the test subject for that when he arrives for Thanksgiving. Thanks Kat!
I’m not a fan of breakfast either, yet another similarity!! I grew up with rice krispies but that would not be the best breakfast ever. Lucky charms was my jam 🙂
I have never heard of a baked pancake before — but I sure want one now!!! Maybe you’ll share that recipe some Tuesday? Because I think I need to try one . . . Mmmm.
Baked pancakes are a new and fascinating sounding food to me … if you make them, please let us know how they turn out (and maybe even share the recipe?).
I don’t think I’ve ever heard of baked pancake but it sounds similar to Dutch Baby. I love your memories of that breakfast! And yay for our new venture!
Baked pancakes? That sound tasty!
Is CoCo Wheat a breakfast cereal?
Oh, and it’s been ages since I’ve made a baked pancake/Dutch baby, so maybe I’ll put that on my weekend agenda!
Our friend Kathryn made us a beauty of a dutch baby when we visited her in LA. I should make another. SO light so luscious. I pretty much drink coffee for breakfast too
I’m sorry I missed out on the first week, but had a different story to tell; look forward to joining y’all next time. I am really enjoying everyone’s stories – I hope a few are going to include recipes, because I might have coffee for breakfast, but I’ll cook breakfast for dinner 🙂 Baked Pancake sounds delightful!