Breakfast in Bed

Susan Branch german pancakes Recipe baked bananas

48 Responses to Breakfast in Bed

  1. Pat Mofjeld says:

    Yummm–how about serving with cooked apple slices with a little cinnamon and sugar sprinkled over…(under the maple syrup…) Gilding the lily… 🙂

  2. Angie(Tink!) says:

    Truly Scrumptious Sweet Sue…Herbster & I L♥ve Breakfast for Supper…Yum! lol xoxo Poof!♫♥

  3. Karen P says:

    I am so excited to see your book, “Pancakes.” (I think that’s what it’s going to be called, right?) And am I right in that it will have many breakfasty recipes? Perfect! We entertain a lot on the weekends and I love to make nice breakfasts for our guests or just for my hubby on the weekend. Always looking for new, yummy recipes!

  4. Kate from WA state says:

    My mom made Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes with lots of tiny little slivers of apples in the batter. Add some cinnamon too, and serve with butter and cinnamon sugar on top. Of course, we always used too much. She would also add little round patties of country sausage to go with it! She was the best cook!

  5. Rita May says:

    We always celebrated the first snowfall of the season by playing hookie and staying in bed, with a wonderful breakfast, the paper, and old movies found on TV. We watched the snowfall from our large third story bedroom window overlooking the trees and lake. Heaven!

  6. Aren’t you lovely in all your heart conveys……
    Every time I forget and am away I see an old remembrance of some of
    the things I have enjoyed over the many years. I made your acquaintance
    thru my first calendar. It was not long before picked up a few of your books,
    my favorite is Autumn and then Christmas. I subsequently looked you up on the
    ‘net and found all associated with you to tender me with coziness. Thank you S. Branch
    for sharing.

  7. Marianne Grosso says:

    WE also played hookie and lazed in bed when we had the FIrst Snowfall. I would put the shades up high wo we could watch the snowflakes and just dream. I honestly never had breakfast in bed unless i had a cold (six kids can do that) but just laying there for an hour with my husband or a child or two and more was wonderful. thanks for this email site is so beautiful and loving. thank you…marainne

  8. Randi Bault says:

    My husband & I use to love Sunday Mornings in bed with coffee and breakfast treats sharing our reading of a big, thick Sunday newspaper. Walter and Angel (our dog and cat) would lounge about with us. My husband is now in heaven, but my Sunday Mornings are still going strong. It’s a tradition I keep for myself and for him. I love a good Breakfast especially on a Sunday and sometimes I have a breakfast for dinner. It always feels like my Marv is close by. I await your new cookbook!

  9. Anne Kinley says:

    Oh Susan, breakfast in bed on a Sunday is a real treat! To make it easier the next morning, I often prepare the “Christmas Morning Casserole” – bread, or left over croissants, layer ham and cheese and then eggs whisked together with a little cream and salt and pepper and poured over the bread, ham and cheese to soak up all night in the refrigerator. Wake up in the morning, heat oven and soon it will be ready to enjoy with fresh hot coffee. Yum!
    We live near Toronto Ontario Canada, and 35 years ago when we first married, we would get the Sunday New York Times and spend the morning and afternoon relaxing.
    I have so many of your books and love the emails and your Blog updates, the pictures of snow in January are wonderful, just like a movie set.

  10. Karen Saunders says:

    my favorite breakfast story….we came from a looong line of loggers in Oregon. when i was four years old we were at a logging camp, high up in the mountains where the water was so clear you could see every pebble in the stream. we stayed in a small cabin and my Grandfather made pancakes that were as big as the plate and we poured log cabin syrup over it. (the kind that came in the tin that looked like a cabin.) i don’t know if it was my young tastebuds but i can’t remember syrup tasting as good as it did then, or my Grandfather’s pancakes. I know your next book will have heavenly recipes and i can’t wait.

  11. Dorothy says:

    We have been retired for quite a while & once a week we have a “Day Off Rule”. We get up & shower & put on our most comfy clothes & have a leisurely breakfast & just lounge around all day doing NO WORK
    we use our computer or iPads, do not turn on the TV. until late in the day.
    One of our favorite breakfasts is a nice waffle,( crispy), bacon & our favorite Vanilla Nut Coffee, or sometimes we indulge in my favorite which is Eggs Benedict, with that wonderfully, lemony Hollandaise
    sauce. MMGood. For my waffle I use a boxed dry mix & I use club soda in place of the liquid & melted butter
    instead of the oil & THAT makes for a wonderful light crispy yummy waffle, top with some whipped cream & berries of any kind, YUM YUM.

  12. Judy Young says:

    I have never seen your book “Pancakes”. Is it called something else??

    • sbranch says:

      It’s not out yet, but it’s coming.

      • Loretta Sudweeks says:

        My mom used to thinly slice a full apple, magic style (You cut it across, instead of from stem to stern). The magic is the beautiful little ‘star’ in the center of the round slice. Remove the seeds and any stif part of the core left around the seed.
        Then she would lay it in the warm pancake pan and pour the pancake right over it. When the pancake is turned, there it is, the magic apple right in the center of the pancake, all cooked, soft and yummy.

  13. Lorraine Cohen says:

    Love all your litle notes receipes and everything you put out! Thank you!!

  14. evangeline says:

    ok I am truly inspired now……..have 3 bags of apples on my kitchen floor……..oh so many delights await….my family will feel so much love when they come in and smell “true love” thank you for so much joy……… is my blessing……

  15. Anita Page says:

    I just read the above comment from Iva St.J-Whitman on 11/12/11, and I have a new “saying” to remember – “Aren’t you lovely in all your heart conveys”. I love it! I agree with Iva. (Thank you Iva.)Susan, you seem to have such a lovely heart, and it really comes through on your web site. Have a great day! Anita

  16. Arlinda says:

    Sunday Breakfast:
    Yesterday morning, I prepared everything but the watermelon balls for my husband and two little girls. They LOVED it! My Husband’s and 3-year old little girl’s favorite part was the “Baked Banana.” I’m looking forward to surprising my parents when they stay with us next month with this meal as well with your other Summer dishes .
    Thank you Susan!

  17. evangeline says:

    It is just over year since I wrote on this site. It is a cold and windy day..possible snow flurries.. hot oatmeal tomorrow for breakfast yum! I have started collecting leaves, acorns etc to make my “autumn” garland for my kitchen window. So nice to look out the window looking thru the garland. I light a candle on my window sill and put on some happy musica… there you have a delightful experience washing and drying my dishes… it is true richness. Happy Fall….hurry back home..Evangeline

  18. eleanor delaney says:

    I love your whimsy, your heart. I always feel so delicious after reading your delightfulness. Our daughter is coming in a few days for an early Christmas. I always make cream scones with a variety of jams and a bowl of warm and cozy ( my name for oatmeal with cream, a touch of vanilla and brown sugar.) My heart feels snug and happy just thinking about it. Eleanor xxoo

  19. Catie Cook says:

    Okay. Seriously? You are preparing ANOTHER book? Called “Pancakes”? Susan… are you super human? How do you manage to accomplish all that you do? “A Fine Romance” was just published this year (very successfully, one might add, and deservedly so!) and you’ve got your fabulous blog and then there’s Joe and the kitties and the house in California and the home in MV and the book signings… it exhausts me just to write about all of it! How do you manage it all? Merry Christmas to you, Joe, Jack and Girl, by the way! Hope it’s white and RELAXING… we are enjoying mountains of snow here in the Northwoods.

    • sbranch says:

      Well, it sounds like more than it is ~ that’s what I think! But I do try to purposefully move myself in the forward direction each day even if it’s only one step. Not that I always manage to do it. Because let’s not forget I’m a nap person!

      • Catie Cook says:

        There are not enough naps in the world to permit me to accomplish what you manage to accomplish. Like you, I am a “keep moving” person. I feel that I accomplish more than most, in any given day. However….. I am in awe of you!

  20. Catie Cook says:

    And now, having said all of that… is it true that you’re working on a “pancake” book? If so, when will it be available? I hope you’ve been taking a little bit of time off during the holidays… but, then again, I’d really love to have a SB Pancake book! Just sayin’…

  21. Barbara Ellen says:

    I cannot thank you enough for providing such charm and delight for all your fans.

    I am looking forward to your new book “Pancakes” since pancakes are a great favorite of mine, particularly ricotta cheese pancakes (the one where you separate the eggs and whip the egg whites!) and also cornmeal pancakes. I noticed you are also a fan of cornmeal pancakes and mentioned using a mix. While that is simple, easy and fun, I like to be sure I’m not ingesting genetically-altered grains so I like to make them from scratch. This old recipe from Dinah Shore is a good one, and not half as complicated as it may read. When I make it, I leave out the salt, use only one T. sugar, substitute olive oil for butter, use gluten-free flour for the all-purpose flour (I like rice flour) and use half water and half yoghurt instead of milk (but that’s just me):

    Dinah Shore’s Southern Cornmeal Pancakes
    1 cup yellow cornmeal
    2 scant tablespoons sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 cup boiling water
    1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 egg
    1/2 cup milk
    2 tablespoons butter or margarine (melted)
    1/2 cup wild blueberries or 1 cup traditional blueberries

    DIRECTIONS: Combine cornmeal, sugar and salt in large bowl. Slowly stir in boiling water; cover, and let stand 10 minutes. Sift flour with baking powder; set aside. In a large bowl, beat egg, milk and butter until smooth. Pour into cornmeal batter, along with flour mixture, stirring quickly only until combined. Meanwhile, slowly heat griddle or heavy skillet. To test temperature, drop a little cold water onto hot griddle. Water should roll off in drops. Use scant 1/4 cup batter for each pancake. Pour batter into pan and scatter a few berries across each pool of spreading batter. Cook until bubbles form on surface and edges become dry. Turn and cook 2 minutes longer, or until nice and golden. Serve with melted butter and warm maple syrup. Makes 10 pancakes to serve 4.

  22. Vicki says:

    I have not seen a book of yours called “Pancakes”, as the above readers comments indicated they were anticipating. Do you have one, or did you name it something else? I love your work and hoping to order two more books for my July birthday.

    Enjoy your cross country trip. I am keeping up through Twitter.

    • sbranch says:

      I started one, have it about half done, but then I finally figured out how to tell the story of the little house I bought by accident on Martha’s Vineyard, and that has taken up all my time ever since! See you on Twitter!

  23. Heloisa de Mesquita Inoue says:

    Os seus livros são publicados no Brasil? Adoro o seu blog e, ganhei de uma amiga que foi aos Estados Unido visitar uma prima que mora muito perto de você, um de seus livros: “Summer” comprou num sebo(livros usado). Fiquei muito feliz, ele é lindo! Esse é o endereço do meu blog: Espero uma visita sua, beijos!

    • sbranch says:

      Translation via Google: Are your books published in Brazil? I love your blog and I got it from a friend who went to the United States to visit a cousin who lives very close to you, one of her books: “Summer” bought in a sebum (used books). I was very happy, it is beautiful! This is the address of my blog: I hope your visit, kisses!

      And my answer . . . Thank you Heloisa, so nice to hear from you! My books are not published in Brazil, but you should be able to find them if you have Amazon. Otherwise we can ship to you if you like. Thank you so much, I will come visit, it’s very nice to meet you!

      And the Spanish translation: Gracias Heloisa, tan agradable saber de usted! Mis libros no se publican en Brasil, pero deberías poder encontrarlos si tienes Amazon. Si no podemos enviarle si usted tiene gusto. Muchas gracias, es muy agradable conocerte!

  24. Denise Marie says:

    J’adore this post, Merci! I’m not French, I was just in the mood …! I LOVE breakfast, I love bed, I love breakfast IN bed! There is a hotel I visit occasionally when I need a break from caring for my father, and they bring you breakfast on a silver tray with fine linens and food from a local farm. The presentation alone makes me feel like a Queen, the food is sublime and I often add a seasonal touch to the tray, Valentine candies in February, a pumpkin Peep in the fall …. and I’ve also added champagne! Why not?! We have to make time for the little things that bring us JOY! I’ve bought a mug from the hotel and recreated this at home, makes me happy! Thanks for this wonderful post today, Susan! I’m re-reading your Girlfriends book!

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