Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Cool Maine Morning or What's for Breakfast?



This was the breakfast table this morning...coffee, bill paying, and package wrapping. (It's on its way, Cheryl!)

I found it all too ho-hum for the first chilly morning of the season. We needed an oven going and to try something new. Blessed me! I remembered *Judy's Pannukakku.* That's Finnish pancake for the rest of us.


Don't you love something that looks marvelous in the oven? It's all very exciting!



Even John was interested, though when I was telling him about Pannakuakku, I mentioned that Judy said that it tasted more like a popover than a pancake. He said, "Ohhhhh, that's not good." I gave him a questioning look. Seems he thought that I had said pot holder. No, that would not be good.

~half the recipe~

No potholder there. It was delicious! Light with a bit of crunch on the edges. I served it with butter and maple syrup. Oh yum. I also make a Dutch Baby that we have enjoyed; however, this was even more pleasing because it is lighter on the tummy. So this is a two thumbs up recipe and we're retiring the Dutch Baby. We retired the Swedish pancakes long ago.

And now, just because the oven was going anyway and I can, I am baking a *Peach Dump Cake.* It's going to be a great day!

Love Vee

41 comments:

  1. Oh that looks so delicious. And the peach dump cake would be wonderful with a cup of hot tea. I bet your kitchen smells fragrant today!

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  2. Good Morning Miss Vee,

    I like your header! So you're already having your first chilly morning, huh? Not so here, but I can tell by the changing light quality that fall is on its way. I love the way the light changes in the fall.

    Your post is making me hungry -- I'd love to smell that wonderful Finnish pancake! I still haven't tried Dutch babies, but they're on my list. Your peach dump cake sounds wonderful, too; still laughing that John thought you said pot holder. :-D Have a great day, Vee!!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  3. How delicious that looks! How clever you are not to waste the oven heat. And how glad I am that you were not having a pot holder for breakfast!

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  4. that looks good...I can't wait for a cool morning here.....
    Love, Mona

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  5. I am patiently but eagerly waiting for that package! (Did that make sense?) Yumminess in store! And you're giving me a hint of what's to come with your tempting breakfast this morning.

    Another thing I'm patiently but eagerly waiting for: a chilly morning that suggests turning on the oven. Oh yeah, I'm ready for that.

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  6. Vee, I repinned this after seeing it from you! I am going to try it, wonder if I can make a quarter recipe? lol I love popovers so I will love this, I am sure. Chilly mornings, huh? Not here just yet, but leaves are changing color and starting to tumble down. xo

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    1. Barbara, I usually make a recipe that fits in an 8x8 pan of this and it's turns out the same.

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    2. This is an 8x8 pan with the recipe halved. I think it worked well. Sure tasted great.

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  7. I got a chuckle about the "pot holder."

    I love hearing about your cool morning, after a brief warm up the last week, it is cool here this morning too. It makes me very happy!

    Give John our hello!

    Deanna

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  8. Good morning! Oh my these BOTH sound soo good! Yum! How I LONG for a cool morning here...we are in the middle of sizzling Sept. here. Probably weeks yet before we get an actual cool morning here. Guess I will just enjoy yours with you! Enjoy your day Vee!

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  9. I'm back after making a side-trip to visit Judy. The Finnish pancakes look amazing! How was the peach dump cake? Enjoy the fall day!

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  10. Love the photo of John looking in...
    I think I need to come up with a pear dump cake!

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    1. Bet you could make the substitution using fresh pears even and it would be great!

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  11. It must be the morning to putter ... I slept like a champ last night ... first cool break from the latest bout of heat and humidity! This morning feels like fall and I started my day putting a pork shoulder in the slow cooker for pulled pork sandwiches at dinnertime, cleaning out the fridge of 'mystery foods', and prepping apples from a neighbor's tree for cooking down and making into apple jelly ... yup a glorious day for puttering! Hope your day shapes up sunny and bright too!

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  12. We get Swedish pancakes in a little restaurant here but I have never made them. That sounds wonderful!!! Hope you have a great day-now that I know you have had a good breakfast. xo Diana

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    1. Do you like Swedish pancakes? John is Swedish and even he doesn't like them. Too thin and plain.

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  13. I was just at Judy's drooling over that Finnish pancake. Now, I know for sure that I'll be trying this recipe! Looks so yummy. Enjoy the fruits of your baking and have a nice day!

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  14. Oh look at your blog background all fallified-up! Your breakfast looks yummy. I make something similar but it has a very prosaic name from Better Homes and Gardens - puffy pancake. It's so much fun to see it rise in the oven, but can you believe how quickly it falls? Impossible to capture a photo. Your oven shot is great. Love how intent John is on what's for breakfast - certainly better than a pot holder.
    Have a cozy day.

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  15. I just made a cherry dump cake yesterday, never tried it with peaches. Looked the recipe up and sounds like a winner. Finnish pancakes sounds good, might have to try that too.

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  16. I bet that was a wonder to watch in the oven, I just may have to try this. I love popovers, by the way, but haven't made them in years.

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  17. Been feeling blah for a couple of days. Past time for my DM check up. I can bet I am falling off the no sugar wagon and need a swift kick in the a--- every 3 months. Off to make an appointment. I need something from the oven.
    Peggy

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  18. The hot pad (!!!!!!!) looks delicious. I love peaches and I'm going to try the peach dump cake. Have the recipe all printed out.

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  19. I have already made two batches of peach raspberry jam and I'm starting on two loaves of bread - a good day for cooking and baking in the PNW too.

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  20. Hi Vee, I'm so glad it turned out for you and you like it. I love that shot of John looking in the oven, and I love the fall look of your blog.

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  21. John is alot like my husband, always checking the pot or the oven. That looks good. I love your new look here, Vee, really I do. blessings

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  22. Oh yummy that looks good. I baked some banana strawberry bread today.

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  23. Looks so delicious, Vee, john looking in the oven would make a great commercial! Congratulations to Cheryl on winning he cook book. Your Labor Day sounds like ours, very relaxing,I have been so busy with apples,I haven't had time to be on my computer until this evening.
    Always a joy to visit.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  24. Now that makes me want to bake. Maybe after all the clothes washing from the trip I can get around to doing just that! That looks good

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  25. Good day indeed, with all those yummys!
    The Pannak...... resembles the Yorkshire Pudding
    we have with out Pot Roast. I've got to check it
    out to see if this might have sugar added.
    Sure looks good!

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  26. We've had a few cool mornings here too (it really feels and smells like Fall already)! What a great excuse for heating up the oven. I love the reflection of you in the oven door - barefoot in the kitchen - perfect! That "pannakapotholderthing" looks amazing. Heading over to Judy's to check out the recipe.

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  27. Yum! We pretty much have veggie and fruit smoothies every morning summer or winter. :)

    I love dump cake! Cherry and pumpkin are my favorite.

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  28. I always made my yorkshire pudding (popovers) in a square pan and they never rose like this before. I'll try this recipe to see if it makes a difference, I could eat them every day.
    Sounds like John's hearing is much the same as Glenn's - selective to say the least. :-)
    judith

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  29. This looks so delicious, Vee! It has still been very warm here so my baking has been at a minimum, although I did make a savory tart today to use up roasted vegetables. We are going to the mountains for a few days --need the break!

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  30. Yum...it looks sooo good...but I also love Swedish and German pancakes.
    and I am pretty sure I love Peach Dump Cake....:))

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  31. I just ate and I think I'm hungry again after reading this post. I can almost smell it and it smells wonderful.

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  32. Oh!! I'll bet your kitchen smells delish! My mother taught me to bake and I was really good at it when I was young but I was married for 20 years to a man who did not eat sweets and I have no kids. So I stopped baking.
    I gotta get mom's recipes before they are lost. She made some decadant cakes.

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  33. Great, a new idea with pictures. I'm such a visual person, love all the pictures you post Vee. Can even see your lovely feet in the reflection of the oven door. ~ Abby

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  34. Heading over to Judy's right now for that recipe....looks wonderful!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog

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