Monday, September 27, 2010

Brunch Recipes

Last weekend we had a brunch for brianne's birthday and I tried a couple of new recipes, both so easy and both so good.

First is Mixed Berry French Toast Bake.

I like how this is partially prepared the night before. And the berries look so nice on top:

Here's the recipe(from Taste of Home):

1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cubed
6 egg whites
3 eggs
1-3/4 cups fat-free milk
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 package (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened mixed berries
2 tablespoons cold butter
1/3 cup packed brown sugar

Place bread cubes in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the egg whites, eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and salt; pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
Thirty minutes before baking, remove the berries from the freezer and set aside, and remove the baking dish from the refrigerator. Bake, covered, at 350° for 30 minutes.
In a small bowl, cut butter into brown sugar until crumbly. Sprinkle berries and brown sugar mixture over French toast. Bake, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 8 servings.

Next up are Baked Egg Cups. They are so easy and make a really nice presentation.

You can make as many of these as you like at a time!

Simply line a greased muffin cup with a slice of ham, crack an egg into the ham-lined cup. Then sprinkle with toppings of your choice, I used red pepper, grated cheese and a bit of dill. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.

And as you can see, once removed from the muffin pan, they do retain their shape.

And finally, as an alternative to the Mimosa, I served Bellinis. Simply puree a few peeled peaches, add a few tablespoons of the puree to a flute glass then top with sparkling wine, so so good!


Anonymous said...

Wow ... the baked egg cups look great! I'm going to have to give them a try! j

Deanna said...

Holy crow girl! You amazing me!

LindaH said...

holy wowzers! you are like a cooking diva! those egg cups...OMG! my kids would FREAK! i am so adding you to my fav cooking blogs! thanks for coming to class and glad you enjoyed it!

Jay Gee said...

These look yumm. Must give them a try. Judith :)

Avril Tanner said...

These look amazing! I am definately going to have to try these ones... the egg cups look similar to the younique egg cups! And they are delicious!

Joanne said...

Oh yummy! Everything sounds delicious!

Linda S said...

Birthday wishes to Brianne!! Lucky girl to have a chef-mama cooking meals like this! Have you thought of making a video? Thanks for the recipes Rosanne!!

Dr. J said...

thanks Rosanne! I will try to egg cups for sure!