July 30, 2016July 29, 2016 Breakfast in Bed: Tips & Recipes Trends & Inspirations, No Comments by Alex Windsor breakfast, eat, food, inspiration, recipes, tips, trends Everyone likes to be pampered – especially if it involves the words “breakfast” and “bed” in the same sentence. We have some tips, tricks and recipes to share with you to create the perfect breakfast in bed experience. First things first, make sure you have a fun tray to create a great presentation. Add some personal touches if the tray doesn’t have much to it. Whether that’s a place-mat, flowers or anything fun to add a personal touch. Secondly, (and most importantly) food! Make sure you know exactly what you are making and have all the ingredients that the recipe requires before you begin. You don’t want to have to make a grocery run in the middle of frying eggs! If you haven’t decided what to make yet, we have some great ideas that will impress – they are sophisticated and easy. Waffled Brioche French Toast 1 1/2 cups milk 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Pinch of salt 5 large eggs Four 1 1/2-inch-thick slices brioche or challah bread Melted unsalted butter, for brushing waffle iron Maple syrup, raspberries and icing sugar, for topping Special equipment: waffle iron (preferably Belgian style) Preheat a waffle iron to medium-high. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F (to keep cooked waffles warm). Whisk together the milk, sugar, vanilla, salt and eggs in a bowl or baking dish. Soak a piece of bread in the mixture for 2 minutes per side. Lightly brush the top and bottom of the waffle iron with butter. Place the soaked bread on the waffle iron and close gently (don’t push down). Cook until golden brown and dry underneath when you lift a corner, 5 to 6 minutes. Keep the warm in the oven or covered with foil on a plate. Repeat with the remaining bread. Top French toast with syrup, raspberries and confectioners’ sugar. (Prep: 10 min, Cook: 25 min, Skill: Easy). Link to recipe here. Baked Eggs in Cheesy Hash Brown Bowls 2 cups shredded hash browns (used Simply Potatoes), all excess moisture squeezed out and patted dry 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup chopped onion 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 – 1 teaspoon salt, to taste for personal preference (I used 1 teaspoon) 2 tablespoons crumbled bacon 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley or basil 2 eggs, room temperature Preheat oven to 425F. Have two 12-ounce ramekins ready (if you don’t have ramekins, use 8″ round pan, and can add up to two extra eggs). In a large bowl, mix together the hash browns, cheese, onion, olive oil, and salt. Divide evenly between the two ramekins and make a wide enough indent in the middle for adding the egg later. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the tops just start to turn golden brown (don’t let them get too brown as you still need to cook the egg). Cool for 5 minutes. Crack each egg into the middle of each bowl. Bake for another 8-12 minutes or until the egg whites are set. Top evenly with bacon and herbs. Serve immediately. (Prep: 15 min, Cook: 60 min, Skill: Easy). Link to recipe here. Toast with Avocado Spread, Smoked Salmon & A Poached Egg 2 slices of granary bread 1 avocado 1 tsp lime juice Pinch of salt and black pepper 2 eggs 4 slices of smoked salmon Toast the bread. Cut the avocado in half and remove the flesh into bowl. Use a folk to mash it up. Mix together the lime juice and salt then add to the avocado. Spread the avocado onto the toast. Put a small pan of water onto boil. Once it comes to a boil turn the water down to a low simmer. Crack your first egg into a saucer. Give the water a gently stir and slide the egg into the water. Repeat with the second egg. Cook the eggs for 3 minutes. Make sure you time them, 3 minutes goes really quickly. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a tea-towel. Place two slices of salmon on each slice of toast and top with an egg. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. (Prep & Cook: 10 min, Skill: Easy). Link to recipe here. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ And there’s a lot more where that came from! If you are looking to make pancakes, yogurt parfaits, breakfast bread, oatmeal, breakfast burritos, crepes, casseroles, etc. go to this site and pick any and all that look appetizing! After you’ve made the breakfast, make sure to pick the cute plates and glassware to put the food and drinks on. Hopefully they are still asleep and you can really surprise them by waking them up with that smell of beautiful banana’s foster waffles coming through the door! If they aren’t already awake, turn on some light tunes, light some candles and crack open the blinds. Your presentation will be on point and it’ll be the perfect start to their day.