Category Archives: Breakfast

Double Smoked Berbere Bacon

Double Smoked Berbere Bacon at oldfatguy.ca

I have been experimenting with Berbere Spice for a couple of posts. While I was using it, I had this thought that the complex spiciness would be great in bacon. I am totally unable to resist trying these ideas so, I decided to make some back (Americans call it Canadian) bacon with some Berbere Spice in the cure. I used my A-MAZE-N-TUBE-SMOKER to cold smoke it one day and them my Louisiana Grills Pellet smoker to do a second hot smoke to finish it the next day. Continue reading Double Smoked Berbere Bacon

Sourdough Oatmeal Blueberry Pancakes

Sourdough Oatmeal Blueberry Pancakes 5

Have you ever had pancakes at one of those chain restaurants. They are made from a highly leavened batter with lots of sugar so they get that great brown colour. They add extra salt to bump the flavour of the processed ingredients. They always remind me of paste. I like a pancake that is light but has some texture and taste other than sweet. Sourdough Oatmeal Blueberry Pancakes have no added sugar. All the sweet comes from the blueberries. There is no salt, the flavour comes from the sourdough. Continue reading Sourdough Oatmeal Blueberry Pancakes

Sourdough Honey Bagels

Sourdough Honey Bagel at oldfatguy.ca

One of the downsides to keeping a sourdough starter is that they have to be fed weekly. This means taking some of the starter out and replacing it with flour and water. Either you need to use the starter you take out or throw it away. I just can’t bring myself to throw it away so I am always looking for ways to use. So, I converted a bagel recipe to sourdough and made Sourdough Honey Bagels. Continue reading Sourdough Honey Bagels