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Rainy Saturday Morning Brunch with Nespresso

Morning brunch with Nespresso or how after receiving the last limited edition Nespresso capsules (Robusta Uganda & Arabica Ethiopia Harrar) I decided to make ourselves a nice brunch at home, because cloudy mornings and chilly air definitely call for warm cappuccinos and lattes.

Morning Brunch with Nespresso

I always make my signature dark chocolate and raspberry pizookie for a treat-yo-self  kinda moment. It’s my go-to recipe because it’s quick, warm and extra yum. Like who can honestly resist a hot cookie with oozing chocolate right out of the oven? Not me that’s for sure. I also chose to make pancakes because for me, brunch and pancakes go hand in hand. Like coffee and milk. Chocolate & caramel. My husband and I. Sorry I can’t help myself.

morning brunch with nespresso

Fresh out of the oven

This is my pancake recipe, that give me those perfectly golden colored thin pancakes, so very soft and tender. But I recently felt like changing things up a little and wanted to go for thicker pancakes, although looking to keep the same kind of softness. After a little research I came up with a new version of the breakfast shining star (okay I’m biased, this blog isn’t called what it’s called for no reason), so for a dozen pancakes you’ll need :

Ingredients :

  • 1 egg
  • 35 cl milk
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp of baking soda (or baking powder)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 240 g flour

Recipe :

  • Whisk your egg with the milk and melted butter, add all your dry ingredients (previously combined together) and keep whisking. You can use a hand whisk or an electronic one, it doesn’t make much of a difference.
  • Heat up your pan and cook your pancakes practically a minute on each side (or less it depends on your pan).
  • After the 12 pancakes you’re done.
  • How easy was it?

Morning Brunch with Nespresso

To perfect your table, add in all the berries you can put your hand on – I found blueberries, raspberries, cherries and redcurrant so I’m pretty lucky; let’s not forget where I live – all the fruits you like, a cheese platter (because I like to go all the way), and probably anything you like, it is your Saturday morning brunch you just do you. I’m pretty mellow when it comes to coffee drinks, I don’t really do strong, so I went with the Arabica Ethiopia for my cappuccino, a rather fruity and flowery taste with some malty cereal notes. Velvet body, medium roast, perfect for my mild little taste buds. I used my folks’ Nespresso Gran Maestria machine for the occasion, it felt like my Citiz & Milk wasn’t exactly suitable for it. Sometimes I like stuff to be grand you know, for a brunch.

And I also always love to have people over at home, for no special occasion, besides gathering around a nice meal, or just a cup of coffee, tea, whatever they like, to enjoy each other’s presence and share a pleasant moment. You don’t need much to be happy; an afternoon treat, a little dinner, a festive brunch, all of it only serve to make for the petite joys. Celebrating les petits plaisirs de la vie.
Morning Brunch with Nespresso

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