During the week, breakfast can feel like a necessary evil. Quickly grabbing a toast and try to make it through the day. Luckily, one of the coolest Finnish workplace perks is the reliable Porridge at the cafeteria. In true Finnish fashion, the staff really prepares it with care. They are even kind enough to vary the types & flavor options every morning (my favorite day is Friday – Puuroriisi or rice Porridge). Countless times. I’ve relied on the hearty Finnish Puuro* breakfast to get me through a tough “back to back meetings” day ahead.
Admittedly I’ve also had my share of energy bar & bananas, but who’s counting? As reliable as the porridge option can be, breakfast for me still unwinds memories of sweet treats, decadent,flaky croissants, Petit pain au chocolats, Brioches & other pastries picked up fresh from the Boulanger downstairs & leisurely eaten at the table with my favorite people.
Nowadays, the nearest pastry/Bakery is a few metro stop away and I’m afraid no petits pain au chocolats has been eaten on a regular basis on the way to school. But once in a while, when times allow, i love taking the time to make something a bit more special like freshly squeezed orange juice, bagels & scrambled eggs or some simple pancakes!
So, here is to having Breakfast. Take your time once in a while, enjoy the process. Make some scrambled eggs & feel fancy by drizzling some outrageous olive oil on it, put twice the cream-cheese on your toast. Travel the world with some innovative antipasti of Roasted paprikas, spicy green olive, Humus. Add some new spices on your cottage cheese (try Zaatar, it will blow your mind!). Or simply take the extra 5 minutes you want to eat your toast sitting … whatever you choose, have a fantastic Morning!
Simple Pancakes Recipe:
- 1 cup of flour ( you can add a bit of ruis/rye flour for extra flavor)
- 2 tablespoons of Sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 Cup milk
- 2 Tablespoon oil or melted butter
- 1 big egg
Steps: Simply mix dry ingredients first & then add the egg, milk & oil. Beat until just incorporated and cook on an oiled pan on both sides.