This Brie and Bacon Tart was sold from our take out shop. The combination of brie, bacon and caramelized onions is hard to beat. Unlike a quiche, I have used a combination of low fat cottage cheese and plain yogurt as well as eggs for the liquid. Not only does it reduce the calories from cream which is usually used, but this combination allows the flavors to come through since the cottage cheese/yogurt mix does not coat your tongue as does cream. Continue reading
Breakfast cookies were huge in the ‘70’s. They were also called ranger cookies. Basically, the cookies were loaded with fruit, wheat, oats, and nuts providing protein and fiber to keep you going and filled up for a while. Continue reading
Twice Baked Brioche is a wonderful way to use a loaf of stale brioche, although for the life of me I don’t know who would keep brioche that long. So, I just used day old brioche and pretended it was stale. Also known as Bostok, this breakfast treat was created by a clever baker who had too much brioche on his hands. Lucky for us! Continue reading
Scones are a welcome treat anytime, but Breakfast Scones area a special treat.
While the original scones from Scotland were made from oats and baked on a griddle, modern scones bear more resemblance to American biscuits which is the term used in England for cookies. How confusing and intertwined is that? The good news is this is a straight forward, easy to make breakfast or brunch treat. Continue reading
Hot Cross Buns are traditionally made during Lent. Full of spices and raisins with a cross on top of the rolls, they are eagerly awaited during the year. Hot cross buns are a welcome and tasty staple of Lent. According to Wikipedia: “English folklore includes many superstitions surrounding hot cross buns. One of them says that buns baked and served on Good Friday will not spoil or mold during the subsequent year.” Well, in my house they won’t last that long!
I posted these Hot Cross Buns five years ago but feel it’s worth repeating this season.
If you’ve never baked with a product by Sun-Maid called bakers raisins, you’ve missed the perfect raisin for baking. They are moist and plump and don’t need any soaking to use. A friend of mine introduced me a few years ago and I have been a fan every since. I have included instructions for regular raisins that should be soaked to plump them before using in the Hot Cross Buns. Continue reading