Sunday, April 8, 2012

No Sunrise Breakfast Around Here

Are pancakes the order of the day for Easter breakfasts? I had forgotten that until reading Joanne's entry just now. But apparently my subconscious remembered, because guess what I made this morning?

Sucre à Crème, or Caramel Sauce

Simple and quick to make, this sauce popular in Canada’s francophone provinces is delicious on ice cream and pancakes or poured over a piece of chocolate cake that hasn’t been iced.

1 c cream
1 c brown sugar
dash salt

Bring to boil over medium heat. Boil two or three minutes. Remove from heat.
Cool. Add

1 tsp vanilla
1 drop mapeline (or any maple flavouring).


Of course, I had to make pancakes to go with it.

Ms Virginia Woolf went about making breakfast in quite another way:

I caused some slight argument (with L.) this morning by trying to cook my breakfast in bed. I believe, however, that the good sense of the proceeding will make it prevail; that is, if I can dispose of the eggshells.


  1. Oh, my...caramel is my favorite food group!

    I'm also loving the Virginia Woolf posts. Now I have the itch to read her journals as I've never done so. And I love reading journals.

    Happy Easter and happy day to you.

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    1. Mary I've just been to your webpage but Wordpress wouldn't allow me to leave a comment without signing in via FB or Twitter or Wordpress and then allowing some "app" to tweet and post on my behalf, which I'm not about to do. So I just gave up trying. But my comment was this:

      It is so true that the type and quality of pen makes a huge difference to the love of handwriting that so many of us feel. Why, just this morning as I dragged a ballpoint pen, working improperly, across the pages of a notebook, I was thinking "I hate this pen!" It matters.

  3. Mmmm for caramel. We usually have eggs on Easter morning. I'd probably be too lazy to make the sauce and just go with Maple Syrup.

  4. I love journals, too, Mary. First person particular! Nothing quite like it.

  5. Thanks for the comment here and for reading. (I don't know why the commenting process is squirrely on my blog. I'm just mucking my way around the thing.)

    You're one of my daily reads. A real favorite. ESPECIALLY when you write about caramel.

  6. Mary,

    It's not just *your* webpage; seems to be happening on a number of Wordpress sites. I imagine they're getting lots of complaints and will fix it: eventually.

    Glad you've commented so I know you're reading!

    I love caramel, too. Always thought I was a chocolate nut ... but really, it's been caramel all along.


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