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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sweet Slow Baking

Our chore this week for the Sunday Slow Bakers was a Sweet Apple Omelet. In her cookbook, Dolce Italiano Gina says "if you've never had a sweet omelet, you are in for a treat" She's right! This made a perfect late breakfast on Saturday morning. It was a nice change from our typical ham and cheese omelets.

I was excited to see that I was going to finally get to use my Brunello grappa. I bought this in Italy, and luckily this bottle made it through the bottle smashers at the Birmingham airport.

Sweet Apple Omelet
2 medium apples
3 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbs Grappa
2 Tbs butter
1 Tbs honey
5 eggs
Slice the apples. (I didn't peel mine) Saute in olive oil until tender. Add sugar and cinnamon shaking to coat the apples. Remove from heat. Add grappa then return to low heat to cook off the alcohol.
In another skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and make a thick omelet with the eggs. When the omelet is cooked through, fill with apples. Fold over and slide onto a plate dusted with confectioners' sugar.
Top with a mixture of melted butter and honey. Serve immediately.
Mmmmm y'all that was good!

We have found out just this week that Gina, our Slow Travel Stella, is battling a nasty illness. This comes at the peak of her career when she should be able to sit back and enjoy the sweet life.
Once again we are reminded that we need to make every day sweet... starting with a sweet apple omelet.
Y'all enjoy!


Brenda Kula said...

So true. I recently told my younger daughter, who was going through a difficult time, to stop and smell the roses. They don't say that for nothing.

Doodles said...

I am going to make my next saturday count by making this yummmmmmy looking taste treat Sandi.......I have a bottle of Grappa looking for something like this. Like the idea of a sweet omelet.....thanks

PAT said...

This looks wonderful Sandi.

I am not going to show J the red velvet cake in a previous post! He would cry real tears! Oh maybe I will, then bake it for him.

We've been living life to the fullest or at least trying to, after receiving a couple of wake up calls a few years ago.

Have a wonderful week. I'm celebrating my 200th post with a little giveaway, at the back porch.

Jerry said...

Sandi - thank goodness the grappa made it. I agree that this was a wonderful recipe - far better than I had ever imagined.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Brenda~ There are sometimes when Life gets in the way with living. Everyone faces those difficult times... this too shall pass.
Doodles~ We also made grappa cakes :-)
Pat~ 200? I am on my way!
Jerry~ I bought that small bottle of grappa just for this reason!

Donna Kay said...

Oh my, that looks delicious!!!! I have going to have to find a bottle of Grappa - never heard of it - but I'm always up for something new!!!
The squash casserole looks great too!!

justabeachkat said...

Okay, I'm drooling on my keyboard. Never thought of putting fruit in my omelet, but I'm game to try it.

I'll pray for your friend Gina.


Pearl Maple said...

Fantastic recipe you are teasing us with this week. Always a pleasant day when we get to visit your blog space.

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