Brunch

Eggs Benedict

  Eggs Benedict is  a  The classic brunch dish - something most people head to a restaurant for (including us most of the time) but we want you to know that making Eggs Benedict at home is not as hard as it may seem. We’ve made a bit more work for ourselves by making the english muffins from scratch - because homemade english [...]

2018-08-02T22:41:05+00:00

Liege Waffles

  A few years ago our friends introduced us to the fantastic Patisserie Lebeau. A small breakfast/waffle/pastry spot in Kits located on west 2nd.  This is where I first tried a Liege waffle and, as with most foods I fall in love with, the hunt was on to recreate it back at home.  A Liege waffle is a dense, rich, [...]

2018-08-02T22:44:03+00:00

Croissants

  Making croissants from scratch always intimidated me.  When I made puff pastry for the first (and only) time it was tough enough to laminate the dough in the hundreds of layers of butter with all the folding, rolling, chilling and waiting... and I knew that making croissant dough has an extra layer of complexity built in as well, as [...]

2018-08-02T22:59:04+00:00

Browned Butter Bourbon Banana Bread

  I just couldn’t help myself with the alliteration opportunity up there... but to be serious, the browned butter and the bit of bourbon really elevate this banana bread to something far better than your average.  The idea for this post comes from a recent trip we took to Maui, specifically during our drive along the road to Hana where [...]

2018-08-02T23:04:01+00:00

Salteñas

  Here is our recipe for the beloved Salteña.  We make ours with chicken, potatoes and peas but you can switch the chicken for beef and pair it with beef broth for an equally delicious variation.  A salteña is what you see above, it is the image in our header, it is our favorite food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. [...]

2018-08-02T23:14:57+00:00

Filled Pancakes

These are Danish filled pancakes - The pan you need to make them is called an ebelskiver pan and is sold as a 'filled pancake' pan at Williams Sonoma.  We picked up ours a couple years ago when we were trying to come up with something new for brunch.  The pan is not cheap (nothing at Williams Sonoma is) but the [...]

2018-08-02T23:31:17+00:00

Cheese Empanadas

This is the type of pastry you pick up with a coffee on a weekday morning in Santa Cruz. Each empanada would only cost a couple of bolivianos (about 30cents). I miss that type of pricing and I love the simplicity of these, they are just melted cheese wrapped in sweet dough and fried. Nothing can go wrong here. These [...]

2018-08-02T23:38:49+00:00