Thursday, July 28, 2005

Breakfast # 3: Yogurt Sundae


Are you ever in the mood for something a little festive in the mornings? I am. Sometimes a little ingenuity can go a long way...even if it just means calling your yogurt a sundae and tricking your morning-muddled brain into thinking, "Wow, isn't this special!" That's what I did this morning...

First a note: I love yogurt. And I will love it whether it is plain, eaten straight out of its little container, or whether it is piled with delectable add-ons and christened "Paradis Latin Yogurt Extravaganza". I always buy it plain (Oh how I wish I could make my own! Soon...) so I start with a nice blank palette which I can embelish...or not. But some mornings (and you know which mornings those are) definitely call for some embelishment.

So, onwards...

1. Find a nice sundae-like container.
2. Put in some fruit. I used fresh pineapples, because why live in a tropical country if you can't have fresh pineapples from your neighbor's farm right?
3. Pour in the yogurt. Still plain store bought for me (sigh), but one day I will make my own! There have been attempts but the end-product was too sour...I think our starter was a bit persnickety.
4. Sprinkle (liberally) with your crunch factor. I used crunchy muesli, but you can use granola or nuts or a mixture of all of the above. Again this is store bought, but there are some yummy sounding granola and muesli recipes out there that I am quite excited to try.
5. Slip in something sweet and syrupy (again liberally, unless you have no sweet tooth). I used the lovely chestnut flower honey made by Agrimontana.
6. You can choose to now adorn it with some useless but charming accessory like a plastic monkey or a cocktail umbrella...but I didn't have any.

I feeling mighty fine now, and despite the weird weather (our rainy or WET season is starting) I have the urge to proceed in flip flops and a nice tank top.

13 comments:

Karen said...

Just can't resist: making our own yoghurt is a project I've wanted to do. A friend is trying to find a way to e-mail me some 'mother' of the best Lebanese variant. Hay! I wonder if it will get to me in this lifetime. *impatient*

ChichaJo said...

Speaking of "mother", we used to call our starter the "mother alien", haha! :-) But the yogurt it produced was really thin and sour. Sobra siyang masungit ata. I still dream of the yogurt from Greece...which is my absolute favorite!

Midge said...

Hi, Joey.

Oooooh... Greek yoghurt! It's been ages...

Just another crazy suggestion from me: peach mango yoghurt parfait! Just layer sliced fruit with plain or peach/mango flavored yoghurt and top with flaked almonds. Yum! (Incidentally, since I've a lousy hand for making my own yoghurt, I prefer Leche Pascual's peach and passionfruit and apricot-mango flavors.

stef said...

are pinoy food bloggers channeling each other again? i had something similar this morning -- except i used peaches and blueberries for the fruit! *and* i have a pic in my hard drive waiting to be uploaded of a ham-egg-cheese biscuit that looks almost like your previous post. aliw!

ChichaJo said...

Midge, thanks for the suggestion! There really is so much you can do with yogurt...we haven't even touched on using it in cooking and baking! There's a Turkish Yogurt Cake recipe that I want to try out...

Hi Stef, what a coincidence! And speaking of biscuits, I have actually been thinking of baking biscuits with bacon in them...You know what they say, great minds... :-)

orlanes said...

whoa another pinoy food blogger!
am in france for few months lot of yogurt!

ChichaJo said...

Hi Schatzli! Lucky you! In France now and living in Greece...with all the Greek yogurt you can eat :-) I was based in Greece for a couple a months in my previous job and I loved the food and miss it very much. I actually have visited your blog before(found the link at Market Manila) and enjoy it a lot...especially as it helps in satisfying my "Greek-cravings". Enjoy your holidays!

Midge said...

Hi, Joey.

Here's a recipe you might like to try out: it's for my coffee-flavored Yoghurt Marble Cake: http://twistedtwinset.blogs.friendster.com/my_blog/2005/07/javalicious_mak.html.

Enjoy! ^_^

ChichaJo said...

Mmmm, checked out the recipe, sounds yummy! I will try this out soon...

Carina said...

Hey, thanks for his nice idea. I'll try this one soon :)

ChichaJo said...

Hi Carina! Hope you enjoy it :)

Karen said...

oh yum! though i can't really do much in the morning. cereal for me.

ChichaJo said...

Hi Karen! thanks for popping in :) I like cereal too so that is definitely on my morning menu as well :)