Auntie Emo searches for scrumptious breakfast recipes

Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2009

Our new challenge is - breakfast. We're looking for scrumptious, eye-opening dishes that start the day right. Or, breakfast for dinner anyone? Why not?

If you have a recipe that fits into this category, please share them with our readers.

Join the fun. Ask Auntie Emo is where we swap family favorite recipes, share stories and help find that lost or forgotten recipe.


Wow, we received many responses for the Russian Black Bread recipe, and there is more yet to come. Tune in next week for the Russian Black Bread recipe that came to us all the way from Connecticut. Thank you, all for your responses.

P.R., of Juneau, e-mailed: "I found this recipe on I have not tried this but it received 4.5 out of 5 stars from a total of 81 reviewers."

Way to go, P.R. Keep those submissions coming.

Russian Black Bread

1½ cups water

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

2½ cups bread flour

1 cup rye flour

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons margarine

2 tablespoons dark corn syrup

1 tablespoon brown sugar

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon instant coffee granules

1 tablespoon caraway seed

¼ teaspoon fennel seed (optional)

2 teaspoons active dry yeast

1. Place ingredients into the bread machine in order suggested by the manufacturer.

2. Use the whole wheat, regular crust setting.

3. After the baking cycle ends. Remove bread from pan, place on a cake rack and allow to cool for one hour before slicing.


J.L., of Juneau, e-mailed: "A visitor from England gave this recipe to a neighbor of mine last year. It is so simple and quick that I have made it several times and thought I would pass it on to your readers."

Thanks, J.L., for your submission. Please keep them coming.

Corned Beef Pie

1 can of corned beef, chopped

1 medium onion, chopped (comes in one size)

1 (8-ounce) can baked beans in tomato sauce

2 to 3 cups mashed potatoes

2 to 3 tablespoons grated cheese, enough to cover the top of the potatoes.

In a greased casserole dish, mix corned beef, onion and baked beans. Top with mashed potatoes and grated cheese. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 30 minutes.

Yield: Serves four.


M.W., of Juneau, e-mailed: "I got this recipe from a paper years ago. It's so easy and good. They are a good change from chocolate chip. I send them to my grandson in who is serving in Iraq."

Thank you, M.W., for graciously sharing this recipe with our readers.

Easy Lemon Cookies

1 box lemon cake mix (with pudding included)

1 egg, slightly beaten

½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted

1 cup rice cereal

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Shape into 1-inch balls, pressing down firmly. Place 2 inches apart on un-greased baking sheets.

Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven 9 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges. Cool 1 minute, remove from baking sheets. Cool on rack.

Yield: 3-4 dozen cookies.

• Ask Auntie Emo, coordinated and created by Emo Bylund, of Ketchikan, is a weekly feature in Neighbors and the Ketchikan Daily News that includes sought-out and shared recipes from Southeast Alaska. Recipes are not tested by the Juneau Empire. To submit, write to Ask Auntie Emo, 186 Marblehead Lane, Ketchikan, AK 99801, or to If you are responding to a requested recipe, include the publication date and author of the original recipe request. Submissions must include name, telephone number and city of residence. Only initials and city of residency will be published.

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