Category: BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Bread

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Bread

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the National Peanut Board. All opinions are entirely my own. This gluten-free peanut butter chocolate bread topped with oats is simply divine. You can toast slices of bread in a pan, make French toast or perhaps a delightful breakfast strata with day old bread. I must admit […]

Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing

Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing

Easy and tasty fruit salad with citrus infused citrus maple dressing recipe. There is nothing more refreshing during hot summer days than colorful and delightful fruit salad. I made this tasty fruit salad with citrus maple dressing, which gave this salad a nice taste lift. […]

Mother’s Day Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Mother’s Day Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Mother’s Day is just around the corner so I gathered some of my favorite breakfast and brunch recipe ideas and made this tasty roundup.

I hope you guys find it helpful and perhaps make something from my list. If you do make it, please tag me on Instagram @sandraseasycooking so I can see your delicious creation. Thank you in advance!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you incredible, creative, smart, beautiful and sexy mamas.

Simple Crepes

SIMPLE CREPES

My family loves crepes, sweet or savory, even though we are more sweet tooth peeps. I try not to make them often simply because I cannot resist eating a few before they even end up on the table. I’m not joking.

We eat it with Nutella, jam, or maple syrup. Sometimes, I would mix crushed walnuts and sugar, or honey and use that as a spread. It makes a wonderful snack, breakfast, or even dessert. Read more

Cold Brew Coffee

COLD BREW COFFEE

Do you like Cold Brew? Are you buying it all the time? Well, I got to tell you that I stopped buying coffee altogether in the coffee shops unless I am meeting a friend.

I do not see a point at all when I can make coffee just the way I like it. Plus, I save a few bucks along the way.

I love a strong, dark roast coffee so sometimes I really cannot get that taste especially if I get it in the most popular cafes. Read More…

Scallion Mushroom Frittata Recipe

SCALLION-MUSHROOM FRITTATA

This is one my go-to breakfast, especially when the kids are going to school. PBJ sandwiches or cereals just don’t cut it anymore.

With that being said, this kind of breakfast is perfect to wake them up and prepare for a long school day.

Don’t you just love frittatas? They are so easy and versatile, and my family absolutely love them. Read more…

Classic Pancakes Recipe

CLASSIC PANCAKE RECIPE

Easy and delicious Classic pancakes for breakfast, brunch or any time you crave them.

Warm, buttery and sweet smell flow through the air as hot pancakes are lifted from the pan. Butter is slowly sliding down the pancakes, leaving a light yellow trail behind it.

The coolness of the syrup and heat of the classic pancake complemented one another perfectly and simply served to bring out the subtle flavor of the pancake itself. Read more

Java Chai Latte Recipe

JAVA CHAI LATTE

A cup of Java Chai Latte seemed appropriate for the relaxing afternoon break that was really needed. 

I enjoy this one often and sometimes as a coffee replacement. It tastes just so amazingly delicious. Read more…

Easy Breakfast Strata

EASY BREAKFAST STRATA

The wonderful world of casseroles. They are not only tasty, beautiful, nor easy to make, they are so versatile as well. 

This golden deliciousness, Breakfast Strata was so simple to make and we all enjoy it very much. I make this often over the weekend.

Sometimes it’s without any bread which makes it more like crustless quiche or frittata, and sometimes I add leftover biscuits from dinner before. Read more…

BRUNCH BAGEL SANDWICH – EGG, BACON, CHEESE, AVOCADO, AND LETTUCE

There are many ways to jazz up your bagel sandwich and I believe that this is one of them. I love pian and simple cream cheese bagel, just like my whole family.

We also have a love affair with lox and cream cheese bagel, but if you agree with me, this is one amazing idea, as well. Read more…

Mini Frittata Cups

MINI MEATLESS FRITTATA CUPS

Mini Meatless Frittatas are light and extremely. It is important to me that these mini frittata cups fill you up with a nutrition, healthy fats, and proteins. Oh, also just to mention that it’s an easy, warm and comforting breakfast.

I added a few extra ingredients as I like my frittata bit richer. I am so glad that I did because these are so delicious. Read more…

Matcha Green Tea Latte

MATCHA (GREEN TEA) LATTE

Every so often you indeed need a break to sit down and positively enjoy a delicate cup of Matcha Latte.

It is every mother’s dream, especially on a Mother’s Day!

This creative recipe is super easy and you don’t require any particular equipment. Although if you have them fancy latte machines then you may make your own froth using it. Read more…

Sweet Potato Pancakes - gluten free

SWEET POTATO PANCAKES (GLUTEN FREE)

These are gluten-free, but you can make them with regular all-purpose flour. Also, they are packed with protein, healthy even with all the organic sugar that I added.

I know those sweet potatoes are sweet already, but they need a bit more sugar to make your day start beautifully! Read more…

Potatoes and Eggs Skillet

POTATOES AND EGGS SKILLET

I could eat this for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sometimes, I would simply add Italian sausage and cheese, but this time I kept it meatless and pretty simple.

There is something when you combine potatoes, peppers, and onion. The almost instant flavor is created when you cook it together. Read more

Almond Milk Matcha Moringa Iced Latte

ALMOND MILK MATCHA-MORINGA ICED LATTE

Do you like Matcha? I just love Matcha Lattes, cold or hot. Well, I wanted to post this recipe for a long time.

I know what you are thinking, “that’s totally unnecessary”, but I just couldn’t help myself. Sometimes I get stuff just for those purposes.

My shelves are filled with unnecessary props, but again, I can’t help myself. It’s my job and I never know what I will need.  Read more…

Almond Joy Waffles

ALMOND JOY WAFFLES

Waffles are such a simple and quick, yet delightful treat to make. I absolutely love using coconut butter or oil because it is healthy as well as delicious, but also it enchants the flavor and aroma. Read more…

AVOCADO TOAST WITH SPICY CHICKPEAS

AVOCADO TOAST WITH SPICY CHICKPEAS

I call this a perfect Avo Toast! Avocado toast is so popular these days and so versatile. You can make them vegetarian or vegan, or add bacon, chicken, eggs, etc.

I also love using different types of bread for my Avo toast. It all depends on what I got in my kitchen or what I crave at that moment?! Read more…

RED ROOIBOS ICED TEA

RED ROOIBOS ICED TEA

Rooibos tea is rich in many minerals as well as easy to prepare and refreshing recipe. It is truly delicious.

We enjoy it all year round, hot and cold. Read more…

Fluffy Cream Cheese Pancakes

Fluffy Cream Cheese Pancakes

I know that all of you love Fluffy Pancakes, but Fluffy Cream Cheese Pancakes are even better. My family went bananas over these. Yes, even I tried them because of YOLO! Well, the verdict is that I absolutely loved them. Then again, there is no […]

Easy Low Carb Savoury Scones

Easy Low Carb Savoury Scones

These days I spend experimenting with low carb bread recipes. So, that’s how this easy low carb and I might add keto friendly savoury scones are born. I dearly miss bread, so I had to come with something to satisfy my bread cravings. When I […]

Spiral Twist Bread Rolls

Spiral Twist Bread Rolls

Spiral Twist Bread Rolls with all purpose dough recipe

All Purpose Dough Recipe included with Spiral Twist Bread Rolls

I just love baking homemade bread. So many amazing bread recipes that we can make with different shapes just like these tasty spiral twist bread rolls.

I find it relaxing when I am under stress. However, if I am happy, I would dance while kneading my dough with blasting music from my Bluetooth speaker.

It is most certainly win-win situation whether if you are happy or sad.

I do not know about you, but I actually love kneading the dough with my hands. I just love the feeling of kneading it and playing at the same time.

Well, I got to tell you, it can be quite soothing. Try it sometimes if you are up for a challenge.

Spiral Twist Bread Rolls with all purpose dough recipe

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Down in the recipe card, I included my go-to dough recipe. It is all-purpose, meaning you can make bread, rolls, cinnamon rolls as well as pizza with this dough.

It cannot be any more multi-purpose than that, right?! Also, sometimes I add milk and sometimes I do not. It just depends. I feel like the addition of milk and the egg gives extra richness to the dough.

Spiral Twist Bread Rolls

My kids just loved making sandwiches with these beauties. That being said, I love spreading on a warm roll a bit of butter and jam. They are absolutely perfect to take to school or work.

I would definitely double the amount of the ingredients because they are really tasty. I would love to make it often but I do not. It is simply because I would eat them all. I really love freshly baked bread.

Allow them to rise for 45 to 60 minutes before baking.

If you try this recipe or any other from Sandra’s Easy Cooking, please tag me on Instagram @sandraseascyooking using hashtag #sandraseasycooking.

Thank you so much in advance!

Spiral Twist Bread Rolls
Yield: 1 Pound Dough, makes 5 Rolls

Spiral Twist Bread Rolls

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes

Spiral Twist Bread Rolls with all-purpose dough recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup lukewarm Water
  • 1 cup lukewarm Whole Milk
  • 1 package Dry Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 large Egg, beaten, PLUS 1 egg for brushing
  • 4 cups All-Purpose Flour, plus for dusting
  • 3/4 tablespoon Salt

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, stir together the water, milk, sugar, and dry yeast. Let stand for approximately 10 minutes, or until the yeast starts to bubble. Add in the egg and stir to combine well.
  2. Add in the salt and mix with the flour. Keep adding flour a bit at the time, still stirring until absorbed. Then, with the mixer on low speed, gradually add in the remaining flour until combined. Increase speed to medium and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic about 5 minutes.
  3. Shape the dough into a ball and place inside a greased mixing bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise until doubled in size, about one hour and a half to two hours. Keep it the warmer area such as microwave or turned off oven.
  4. Punch the dough down. Now the dough is ready to be shaped and used as you wish. You can make bread, differently shaped rolls, pizza or dinner rolls with this all-purpose dough. This amount of dough makes 5 rolls at 90 grams each or 8 smaller ones at 56 grams, 1 pizza, 1 bread loaf. It usually weights just a bit over 1 pound of dough. Double the amount if you wish to make more rolls.

Spiral Twist Bread Rolls

Spiral Twist Bread Rolls

  1. Measure the amount of dough then calculate how many you wish to make. I had 2 pounds of dough, which is double the amount of ingredients up there. I made 10 rolls for sandwiches.
  2. Cut each roll into two equal parts, then roll both into the long ropes, about 8 inches long.
  3. Connect the top and pinch, then twist and pinch the bottom of the twist. Now, make the spiral by twirling it from the right to the left and twirl inside. At the very end, pinch from the underneath to hide it. You are left with a beautiful looking twist roll. Looks almost like a flower.
  4. Allow them to rise for at least 45 minutes. It would be best if you allow them to rise for 60 minutes just to almost double in size.
  5. Mix one egg with a pinch of salt (salt will help egg wash to be less stringy when you applying). Brush on each roll egg wash.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200C).
  7. Bake the rolls for 30 to 35 minutes, depending on your oven, or until the rolls are golden brown and lighter when you pick them up.
  8. Allow them to cool down for at least 15 minutes before eating. Make sure to cover them with the cotton towel to allow them to get soft and even tastier.

Notes

This amount of dough makes 5 rolls at 90 grams each, or 8 smaller ones at 56 grams. It makes 1 pizza or 1 bread loaf.

It usually weights just a bit over 1 pound of dough. Double the amount if you wish to make more rolls.

You can do all the kneading with your hands just like I did. It takes a bit of arm and hand workout but it is doable. Knead for about 10 minutes until the dough is elastic and not as sticky.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198 g per serving Total Fat: 4.53g Trans Fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 93.95g Fiber: 3.5g Sugar: 7.5g Protein: 14.8g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate, however, we try our best.
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Croque-Monsieur Sandwich

Croque-Monsieur Sandwich

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Simple Crepes

Simple Crepes

Simple Crepes Recipe

My family loves crepes, sweet or savory, even though we are more sweet tooth peeps. I try not to make them often simply because I cannot resist eating a few before they even end up on the table. I’m not joking.

We eat it with Nutella, jam, or maple syrup. Sometimes, I would mix crushed walnuts and sugar, or honey and use that as a spread. It makes a wonderful snack, breakfast, or even dessert.

Simple Crepes Recipe with a Video Tutorial

It takes me about 20 to 25 minutes from the beginning to the end, but it is totally so worth my time. I do make a lot of them. They are so versatile. You can make them with any filling and add any desirable topping. Roll them or fold… it is all about what you prefer.

To be honest, I have never measured ingredients for crepes. The first time when I made them, I was 12 years old. One beautiful morning my distant aunt or as I liked to call her grandmother because she was an elderly woman, came over for a visit.

Simple Crepes Recipe

As we walked and talked, I mentioned how I am craving crepes. She stood and said, “let’s go make it!” She is the same women who taught me how to make my first real bread that actually came out pretty decent.

I really wish that I had more wise people like she was, around me. Anyhow, if you were making crepes that long I assume that you wouldn’t use measurements either. 

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Simple Crepes

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Simple Crepes
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Simple Crepes

Make about 8-10 Crepes

Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword dessert, brunch, breakfast,
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sandra | Sandra’s Easy Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup 218 g All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. 2.5 g Salt
  • 12 FL OZ 270 ml Milk
  • 1 large egg mixed
  • Oil for greasing pan/or unsalted melted butter

Instructions

  1. Combine everything. First, add salt to the flour, mix. Add one mixed egg, and whisk while pouring milk gradually, as needed. The batter needs to be smooth, thinner without the lumps. You may use an electric mixer. Also, the batter is much thinner than a mixture for pancakes.
  2. Turn the burner on medium high heat, and grease non-stick pan with oil, or unsalted melted butter. The non-stick pan needs to be hot.
  3. Pour the batter with a ladle, for medium size pan about 1/2 cup or a little less.
  4. On each side you will need about 1 minute or until the bottom of the crepe is golden brown and the top is no longer wet.
  5. Continue until all the batter is used. Serve it hot with your favorite spread.

Recipe Notes

Leftover batter place in the container with the lid and in the fridge. It can be in the fridge for up to two days. Since it will be thicker when you get it out, add splash more water or milk, stir and make crepes again.

 

 

Mini Keto Everything Bagels

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