Wednesday, 9 April 2008

.a good start.

I really struggle with breakfast. Breakfast and I have a love-hate relationship. I don't want to skip it but I have a hard time finding something that is going to sit right in my stomach first thing in the morning. I don't like cereal, I don't particularly like milk, and I feel bloated and gross if I eat bread to soon in the day. So, most mornings it is a matter of quickly downing a weetbix or small bowl of cereal before I have too much of a chance to realise that I am eating something I don't like!

I was browsing through a cooking magazine a couple of nights ago and was reminded of something I do really love for breakfast...bircher muesli. Yummo! So, before I went to bed I got some ready for the next morning (because it has to sit in the fridge overnight) and yesterday had the most delightful breakfast ever! Would have been even better with some fresh berries to top it off. It's funny, we always used to have bircher muesli for christmas breakfast, so I had put it into the food-for-special-occasions category in my head. But no longer, why save the good stuff for a special occasion?

So, this could be a Recipe Monday post, but I'm eager to share the recipe now, so I will but I will still add it to the recipe links on the left.

Bircher Muesli
1 green apple, grated
1 cup light milk
2 tbs maple syrup
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup sultanas
yoghurt and berries to serve

Combine apple, milk and maple syrup. Stir in the oats. Cover and soak overnight in the fridge.
Toast almonds (this can be done in the oven or I do mine in the microwave by spreading them on a plate and cooking on high for 20 second intervals until they are toasted, it takes under 1 minute.)
Before serving, stir the sultanas and toasted almonds into the oats mixture. Drizzle with yoghurt and top with berries.
And some more early morning inspiration...this is one very cool etsy store. She sells little pottery bowls. Very cute, I can see one (or two) of these nesting around my place.
I'm off to get me some more bircher...


Carli said...

I am so happy I have all those ingredients so I can make some ready for tomorrow. We even have REAL maple syrup Jackie and Kendall brought back from Canada.

Fiona said...

Hi Toni,
I was hoping to get the wrap skirt pattern, tied to buy it on etsy but sold out. Anyway of getting one ?
Your cooking looks yum, making me hungry just reading your

Fiona said...

Hi Toni,
Was hoping to get a copy of the wrap skirt pattern. It is appearing sold out of etsy.
Your cooking looks awesome, making me hungry just reading your blog.xx

The Parsons Family said...

yum! o! Cute bowls too. I did a pottery class at the Uni Dave was at in NY and did some cool platters and little plates like that with drawings on them. They are still coming...... on a boat somewhere... in a warehouse somewhere! Hey what's going on with Cade's blog???

Sarah said...

That is so freaky, I honestly was just thinking I would like to try making my own meusli and I remembered you make it at Christmas and then you posted the recipe again! It looks so yummy, definately shouldn't be saved just for special occasions.

Simone Triffitt said...

Wow that looks so much better than fruit loops.

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