1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon clover honey
2 teaspoons frozen orange concentrate
1 teaspoon orange zest, chopped
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup fat-free or reduced fat (2%) milk
1/3 cup orange juice
1 1/2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
9 thin slices day-old French bread
2 teaspoons butter for frying
Orange butter: In medium bowl
with a wooden spoon, mix
butter, honey, frozen concentrate,
orange zest and
Batter: In large bowl, whisk
eggs, milk, orange juice, brown
sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt until well
Heat a griddle or frying pan and melt 1 teaspoon butter at a time. Dip
bread quickly into egg mixture on both sides being careful not
to let bread soak, then fry until lightly browned on each side.
Serve with orange butter and a dusting of sugar.
Hint: Slice the orange and serve with kiwi slices as an edible
garnish on each plate. When lemons and oranges
have had the
zest removed they may also be sliced and frozen for use in
The orange butter is also excellent with rolls.
Makes 9 slices.
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Freshly Grated Nutmeg, December 22, 2006
Mr. Dudley's Nutmeg Grinder is surprisingly easy to use and looks beautiful on
your countertop. Two packages of nutmeg can be stored in this grinder. One whole
nutmeg goes in the center, where a spring-loaded press keeps the nutmeg close to
the stainless steel plate at the base. The handle on the top is especially
comfortable. Now you can add the delicious aroma and flavor of nutmeg to drinks
(eggnog coffee, tea, cocoa), deserts (anything with whipped cream) and
Legend has it that if you keep whole nutmeg in your kitchen,
your marriage will last. Would keeping 10 whole nutmeg seeds work even better?
I'm willing to give it a try, although I think Nutmeg creates warm comforting
aromas and adding nutmeg to your baking is sure to make your cooking seem more
The main advantage of this grinder is that you can store eight or more
nutmegs in the container. I've wanted one of these for years and finally decided
to take a chance on this one. I must say I'm very happy with the purchase and a
bag of nutmeg was included as a nice surprise.
~The Rebecca Review
Dolfin Orange Blossom Chocolates
Orange Blossom Heaven, February 7, 2006
If you enjoy the scent of Orange Blossom, wait until you experience the
aromatic elements in the Dolfin petal chocolates. This beautiful box
contains some of the most delicious delicate chocolates in the world.
Dolfin goes beyond creating chocolates and is actually creating art in a
The dark chocolate is superior in taste and when combined with green tea,
vanilla and essential oils, it becomes a superior chocolate to be enjoyed
with a cup of tea or as a delicious escape.
Ingredients: Sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, green tea (2%), citrus
essential oil, emulsifier: soya lecithin, flavor: natural vanilla. Cocoa
solids: 60% min.
I'm buying a second box and also trying the lavender chocolates next. I
was a little tentative when I noticed sugar as the first ingredient, but
these are not overly sweet and are definitely dark chocolates.
~The Rebecca Review