Wife Jan is interviewing job applicants over the next two weeks. The university will only cater groups of 10 and there will only be five for breakfast during the interviews. Jan asked me to cater the sessions—deviled eggs, a baked good, and fruit salad.
Karl’s Cinnamon-Swirl Currant Bread
Adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe
I woke up this morning thinking, “Waffles!” As much as I like to cook, breakfasts have not been a high priority for me. My secret sin is that my morning pancakes and have always come from a box. Recently, I learned how easy pancakes and waffles from scratch were to make. Today, I thought about using cinnamon in the waffles and topping them with a fruit compote.
Karl’s Cinnamon Waffles
Over the last few years, I have perfected my biscuit recipe. While I usually simply make biscuits, sometimes I use the dough for other purposes. Today, I was craving my mother’s sweet rolls.
Karl’s Cinnamon Sugar Buns
Sometimes, Jan eats Alpen cereal for breakfast. For the last week, she has been saying, “I should make muffins with the Alpen one morning.” I finally caught on to what she was really saying which was, “You should make Alpen muffins one morning.” This is that morning.
Karl’s Alpen Mini-muffins
Jan, literally, woke up from a dream about swirling muffins. She found a Taste of Home recipe to adapt to her dream. Since she found them in a dream, she calls them Morpheus muffins.
Jan’s Morpheus Mini Muffins
Eilene’s birthday party turned into an overnight, so I had to come up with a breakfast. Eilene asked for waffles. I had a Bosc pear on hand so I decided to whip up some fruit compote to go on top.
Karl’s Pear Compote