Thursday, December 22, 2011

Breakfast Recipes for your Christmas Morning

For most families on Christmas, Christmas morning either starts at the crack of dawn in anticipation of all the presents Santa left, or you enjoy a quiet, lazy morning.  No matter how your Christmas morning is spent we think there is really no better way to enjoy the daylong celebration than with a delicious breakfast or brunch.  Here are some of our favorite breakfast recipes sure to make your morning a joyful one!

Baked Herb Eggs
Ingredients:
  • 6 thin slices of good deli ham or Canadian Bacon
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup light cream
  • 3 Tbsp. Stonewall Kitchen Traditional Pub Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
  • dash of oregano
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray 6 ramekins (4.5oz round) with pan spray.
  3. Pull the ham slices into small pieces and place in ramekins.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat eggs.
  5. Add to the eggs, cream, mustard, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, cheeses, pepper, green onion and herbs.
  6. Stir well, then spoon into prepared ramekins.
  7. Use a fork to push ingredients below egg mixture.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden and set.

Baked French Toast with Mimosa Jam
Ingredients for the french toast
  • 1 2/3 cup light cream
  • 5 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. plus 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp/ pure vanilla
  • Pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 1 - 12oz loaf rich egg bread, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1 Tbsp. butter, softened
Ingredients for the mimosa orange syrup
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the light cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Grease a 9x13 inch pan with butter.  Arrange pieces of bread in a single layer close together.  Pour egg mixture over the bread.  Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  4. Pour off extra egg mixture.  Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar over the top.  Bake 20-30 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.  Cut into individual portions.
  5. While the french toast is baking make the syrup by combining the Mimosa Brunch Jam, orange juice, lemon juice and butter in a small saucepan.  Heat over medium heat until jam and butter are melted.  Serve over baked French toast.  Garnish with sour cream and mint leaf.
Mixed Berry Fruit Salad


Ingredients:
Directions:
  1. Clean and hull berries.  Drain well or lay on paper towels to dry.
  2. Heat marmalade slightly in a microwave or over low heat.
  3. Combine fruit, Tangerine Marmalade and mint in a medium serving bowl.  Mix until uniform
  4. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Apple Crumb Cake with Stonewall Kitchen Apple Butter Syrup



Ingredients for the cake:
  • 2/3 cup plus 4 Tbsp. canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla or flavored extract
  • 5 large apples, cored and sliced thin
Ingredients for the crumb topping
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp flour
  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 4 ounces cold butter in pieces
Ingredients for the syrup topping
Directions:
  1. Beat together oil, milk, and eggs.  Mix in dry ingredients.  Gently stir in vanilla or other flavoring.
  2. Pour 1/2 of the batter into a greased 11x17 pan.  Lay apples over the mixture to create a colorful pattern.
  3. Cover the apple with a thin layer of crumb topping.  Repeat with the rest of the apple slices, batter and topping (top layer of the crumb mixture should be think to completely cover the fruit).
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  5. Combine syrup and cream in a heavy saucepan and heat, stirring.
  6. Serve cake warm or at room temperature with warm syrup topping.

If you are looking for more holiday meals for this coming weekend, check out our holiday recipe page!

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