January 27, 2017

Breakfast: Make yours fabulous with fresh fruit and either toast or Good Morning Coffeecake!

Awwww, breakfast! 

Freshly brewed coffee (made with Ft. Bragg, California's Thanksgiving Coffee beans).
Fresh fruit.
And either sourdough toast with crunchy peanut butter (and sometimes also jelly) or a slice of my Good Morning Coffeecake (get the basic recipe here).

Paige Tangerine and organic Blackberries.

Sumo Mandarin, organic Blackberries, and organic Blueberries.

A variation of my Good Morning Coffeecake:  Orange Streusel Chocolate Chip.
Recipe Change:  substitute orange flavoring for vanilla in streusel,
sprinkle chocolate chips on top before baking.
Omit frosting.  Yum!!
I am also now baking the coffeecake in an off-size 9" x 12" baking pan.
It makes a slightly thicker coffeecake, perfect!

And by the way, if you bake at all, make sure you have a 9" x 12" baking pan in your bakeware collection.  It it is one inch shorter than the traditional 9" x 13" cake pan, so baked goods turn out a bit thicker; baking time will be slightly longer.  This pan will quickly become one of your favorite go-to baking dishes!

California citrus is absolutely fabulous this year!  Wonderful paired with fresh berries; so delicious, flavorful, and healthy to boot.  The Paige Tangerines, Navel Oranges, and Sumo Mandarins I've been eating recently are out-of-this-world delicious.  Cara Cara Oranges are next up in the rotation on my breakfast citrus list.  The Sumo Mandarin (also called Sumo Orange or Sumo Citrus) season is short, do try them if you can find them.  Read about this most delicious Sumo Citrus here.

Good Morning, everyone!

Mary Rae Fouts


9 comments:

  1. Looks delicious, but I need scarmbled eggs, too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's ok, eggs of any kind are always do-able in my kitchen! And there is always bacon and cheeses in the frig. Hot sauce in the pantry, too.

      Delete
  2. I love berries, just wish they weren't so expensive. Ive never heard of Sumo oranges.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, fresh berries are expensive, particularly this time of year. But they are so healthy and delicious, and you don't need a whole bowl of berries, I use them more as a topper unless I have fresh strawberries from my garden. The blueberries in the photo came from Chile, the blackberries (on sale when purchased) from Mexico. I love fresh raspberries, but only buy organic and they are not on sale now, and I didn't want to spend $5.99 for a pint of organics this week :( . The recent organic strawberries I purchased were very good (my plants are not producing fruit right now, too cold.)

      Delete
    2. Forgot to mention, unless you live in California, you may not have heard of Sumos. I think - not certain - they are only grown at a few orchards in central California, and distribution is very limited. As is the season. They are expensive compared to other citrus - I'm paying $4.99 a lb now - but the price has come down in the past few years. Those and the Paige Tangerines are my favorites!

      Delete
  3. Where can you purchase the 12 by 9 inch baking pan?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry for the late response. I purchased my pan at my local grocer, Lunardi's Markets. It is ceramic and I absolutely love it. I recommend checking retail stores and also online websites that sell cookware and bakeware.

      Delete
  4. Can you substitute yogurt for the sour cream in coffee cake recipe?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I did once and did not care for the result, the cake was less flavorful and more dense. I recommend using regular (full fat, not reduced fat) sour cream.

      Delete

Thanks for sharing your comments here! Mary Rae Fouts