Hey guys, I’m pregnant! I realized after the last post I never actually said it here – but it sure does explain the lack of posts recently, right?
One thing I’ve been loving this pregnancy is breakfast. Anything breakfast-y. Pancakes for dinner? Bagel sandwiches? Brunch whenever I can? Yes, yes and yes.
I found some really nice apples in the store a few weeks ago and whipped this up one weekend morning. It was delicious. I can’t wait to make this again in the fall with some fresh-from-the-farm apples!
Apple Cinnamon Dutch Baby
(from Your Home Based Mom)
4 Tbsp. butter
3 medium size Gala apples, thinly sliced
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 400F degrees. Place the butter in an oven-proof skillet and put in the oven until melted.
Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, baking powder, 1 Tbsp. sugar, salt, milk and eggs in a medium bowl. In another bowl, mix together the 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon.
Once the butter is melted, arrange the apples in the pan. Pour the batter over the apples. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture evenly over the batter.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and nicely puffed up.
This What’s Baking? round was all about quiche – which was pretty perfect since it overlapped with Easter. I’m just getting this up now (because, life) but this was our Easter breakfast, along with fruit salad and Easter bread. It’s a great breakfast or brunch dish because it can be made ahead and reheated easily. It’s also a great way to use up some extra ham!
The host for this round is Liz from Books ‘n Cooks. Be sure to check out her blog later this month for a full roundup of all the delicious quiches bloggers made!
Ham and Cheese Quiche
(a Kate’s Recipe Box original)
Makes 1 quiche
1 refrigerated sheet of pie dough
1 cup ham, diced
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup 1/2 and 1/2
Salt and pepper
3 Tbsp. chopped green onions
Preheat the oven to 450F degrees. Grease a pie dish and press the pie dough into the pan, pinching the edge as needed. Prick the bottom several times with a fork and bake for about 8 minutes, until slightly golden. Remove from oven and turn the temperature down to 350F degrees.
Spread the ham evenly on the bottom of the pie shell. Top with cheese. Whisk together the eggs and 1/2 and 1/2 and season with salt and pepper. Pour evenly over the top. Sprinkle with chopped green onions. Bake for an additional 45-minutes, until slightly wiggly, but set. Let cool for 15 minutes before serving.
Here’s a look at what the other bloggers made:
Spring Veggie Quiche – The Redhead Baker
Crustless Spinach & Mushroom Quiche – Eva Bakes
Crustless Kielbasa, Red Pepper, and Asparagus Quiche – Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks
Crustless Zesty Italian (Vension) Sausage, Spinach, and Red Bell Pepper Quiche – Sweet Beginnings
Crustless Caprese Quiche – Cookaholic Wife
Mini Zucchini Quiche – Books and Cooks
Ham and Cheese Quiche – Kate’s Recipe Box
Pepperoni Pizza Quiche – Cookies on Friday