Posts tagged breakfast
Silver Palate Banana Bread

When life gives you rotten bananas, make banana bread. In fact, seek a copy of the 1980's best selling Silver Palate Cookbook, turn to page 305, and be ready for the world's best banana bread recipe. This is an all butter quick bread with a bit of whole wheat flour thrown in to give it a moist, hearty texture and a satisfying bite. So beloved is this bread at Weston Table that we intentionally buy extra bananas in hopes that someone in our test kitchen will notice and bake up a nutty afternoon tea loaf.

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Pastéis de Nata

What do early 19th century Portuguese Monks do when they need to earn a steady income? They learn to bake and sell pastries. And none is so famous as the Pastéis de Nata egg pastry that may be found at nearly every bakery and coffee shop in Lisbon. Crispy on the outside, sweet and creamy on the inside,  the pastel de nata is a local treasure. Hot out of the oven they are at their best.

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Weitzel Coffee Cake

This coffee cake is every bit as good for breakfast as afternoon tea. Classic ingredients, a light airy, yet moist, texture, and a simple topping make this a go to for brunches, garden parties, and morning satisfying off to the office bite. Sour cream is the secret weapon.When used in cake recipes, sour cream offers a beautiful balance of acidity and a fat ratio content that translates into a fine moist crumb and flavorful cake.

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Eggs in Snow with Bacon Jam & Pimento Cheese Spread

This winter will go down as the one of the coldest in over a century. Iowa recorded temperatures of 20 below zero, and the Northeast was pummeled with back to back Nor'easters and several feet of snow. The perfect time for trying something new in the kitchen and turning eggs into something eliciting a "wow" from every person at the table. Impressive and seemingly sophisticated, these eggs are one of the simplest to prepare. Sometimes called cloud or nest eggs, this French technique developed to feed kings has reigned for more than 400 years. 

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Jordan Pond House Popovers

Tucked away along the side of Cadillac Mountain in Maine’s Acadia National Park, The Jordan Pond House has served popovers since the 1800’s. It is worth a trip up the lovely Maine coast to have the chance to book afternoon tea, eat these stunning towering popovers while searching for Atlantic Puffins or falcons in the sky. Book an outdoor table lakeside and enjoy the breathtaking mountain backdrop. The memory of the smell, taste, and view will cause cravings to replicate this bit of heaven in the Pine Tree State.

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Pirate Key Banana Rum Cakes

Arriving at the marina in Turks & Caicos for the short boat ride to Parrot Cay, guests are greeted with a glass of champagne, a tiny sweet cake drenched in the local spirit of choice, and a bit of island folklore. Legend has it that history's most famous female pirate, red headed, fiery tempered, Irish Anne Bonny, looted the Caribbean and rested on the beautiful island known today as Parrot Cay. With a reputation for drinking and swearing even better than her plundering male counterparts, she most likely would have enjoyed this traditional rum spiked cake while watching the sunset from the beach of her favorite coral reef platform and planning her next pillaging adventure. 

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