Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Recipe for a Tasty and Quick Breakfast: Pancakes, Strawberries, Chocolate Fondue and Whipped Topping

To make pancakes, chocolate fondue, homemade whipped topping and fresh strawberries for breakfast may sound more elaborate than it really is. 

For the pancakes, I used Krusteaz buttermilk instant mix (the kind that you just add water).  The instructions are on the package.  I usually add a couple dashes of cinnamon and a teaspoon of vanilla extract.

The chocolate fondue is also instant - just melt in the microwave and enjoy.  Swiss Knight Imported Fondue Au Chocolat (7 oz container available at Walmart in the deli/cheese area).

Fresh strawberries rinsed and the stems removed.

For the whipped topping, I used 1/2 pint of heavy whipping cream, 6 heaping spoonfuls of powdered sugar and about 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • Place bowl and beaters to your mixer in the freezer for several minutes to get them really cold.
  • Pour the heavy whipping cream into your chilled bowl and mix until it starts to thicken.
  • Add the powdered sugar and mix some more until you start to see ripples or waves.
  • Add the vanilla extra and mix some more until you are able to lift the beaters and some of the whipped topping will form peaks.
You can use pre-packaged whipped topping, but homemade tastes so much better and it's very fast and easy to make.