26 September, 2012

Breakfast Cups

We have been playing around with the idea of what we call Breakfast Cups.  You may have seen a Martha Stewart recipe circulating the web recently.  We have changed up the recipe a little bit and with quite a bit of success   For starters, if you use Texas Muffin Pans instead of the regular size you don't have to cut and shape and mangle the bread.  I just cut the crust off of a regular piece of bread, brushed it with melted butter and then using a cup that fits down in the tin I just smashed the bread down into its place.  Not only was it quicker and easier but you don't have to worry about removing some of the egg whites so it will fit.  

I also learned from my mistakes.  Bacon and chistora is a terrible combination.  If you cook the whites and then add the yolks on top they turn out more runny.  The "Cups" pictured below are this very flop that I learned from.  

I love the idea of being able to grab a full hot meal on the run in 15 minutes.

25 September, 2012

Tianguis Treats - Atole and Cafe de La Olla

I love Cafe de La Olla! Brewed in a clay pot with piloncillo and cinnamon sticks it is smooth and sweet (but not too sweet) with a hint of spicy cinnamon....ahhhh!  Makes waking up early for the Tianguis worth it.  Atole is something I am still just discovering.  It comes in many flavors.  The one above is Amaranth Seed and I really enjoyed that one.  More traditional flavors are corn based.  Atole gets you ready to conquer the day, giving you tons of energy to make it through the morning.

We have been so busy (we are working on a surprise that I will tell you about very soon!) and have been running lots of errands.  I may need a cup of each today to get me going strong and steady for the long days work ;)

What are you waking up to?

20 September, 2012

La Mesa Grande

We have been meaning to test out this cute little spot and finally had the chance while waiting for the parade to start the other day.  I am not certain if I should call it a cafe or a bakery.  Either way it is delicious!  Great quality acidic Veracruz coffee, daily baked bread...ahh!  I really enjoyed the Croissants and would go back for many other baked treats.  I still am trying to get used to no Cream for coffee whenever we go out.  Coffee is just not the same for me if it is not creamy :(  Especially since many of the high mountain coffees of Mexico are so high in acidity... it needs cream, plain and simple!

The environment is calm and relaxing.  The Mesa Grande (big table) sits up front and people can read, sketch... I am a huge fan of community tables!  They are so inviting and friendly.  

Good to the last drop, and crumb :P
Daily bakery specials and the Mesa Grande

How do you take your coffee???

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