I thought pie for breakfast might be only a midwest treat until I noticed a small sign at Two Fat Cats in Portland, Maine. Minutes later, I was parked at the teeny tiny bistro table they have crammed between the staircase and a speed rack, digging into a slice of sour cherry.
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This savory bread pudding marries onions, carrots, thyme, and sharp cheddar cheese for a toasty, gooey, just plain comforting St. Patrick's Day dish.
These flakey folded biscuits are chock full of sharp cheddar and salty ham. No mixer required.
I finally realized that oats are not my only stomach and wallet-friendly grain. I can easily make my own hot barley cereal. The trick? Cook your barley the night before.
Juicy pineapple and sweet coconut add tropical flair to these tender as a cupcake scrumptious muffins. And oh so easy when whisked up in just one bowl.
These easy peasy buttery scones are a cinch to mix with a dough blender and in the oven in 15 minutes.
Whole sweet corn kernels and licorice-y dill add natural sweetness to these otherwise savory mini muffins.
This is a simple granola, the kind you could actually sprinkle over your yogurt without feeling like you just pulled all 16 handles at the frozen yogurt shop. It's the kind you eat with milk, in a bowl, not carry around as trail mix. And I like it that way.
Crunchy cornflakes coat these buttery french toast sandwiches stuffed with oozy chocolate-hazelnut Nutella and fresh banana.
A skillet and a couple of mixing bowls are all you need to bake this moist and fruity plum cake in under 30 minutes.
I had breakfast flings with everything from strawberry frosted Pop Tarts to Honey Bunches of Oats, but the dish I always came back to was Quaker Oats Instant Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal. This is partly because my father continued to buy boxes of this oatmeal week after week—I believe it's on perma-sale at the Shop Rite in Hackensack, NJ in case anyone is interested. Someone had to eat all that oatmeal, and that someone was me.
We're totally in favor of the Valentine's Day breakfast—it seems to be a much better way to celebrate than an overpriced dinner prix fixe. But what to make? This week, you guys offered a ton of inspiration, from French toast (from homemade bread!) to sticky buns to pancakes to muffins, and more. Check it all out in the slideshow—but make sure you have your maple syrup ready.
Today, I give the world homemade Lucky Charms marshmallows. That's right. You can now make little Styrofoam pellets of pure joy. Crispy, toothache inducing marshmallowy delight. I'm talking about marshmallows so crisp they get mistaken for astronaut ice cream. Any color you can imagine. Any shape. No leprechaun hunting required.
Brioche is an enriched (meaning it contains butter, eggs, milk, and sugar), yeasted French dough that falls into the category of Viennoiserie, right alongside croissant, danish, and beignet. It's best known as a breakfast dough in America, because its fluffy yet stretchy texture lends so well to treats like sticky buns, yeasted doughnuts, and buns containing chocolate or dried fruit. Personally, I love making loaves of it for sandwiches (it tastes like a more buttery and sweet version of potato bread) and once it has staled a bit, it's perfect for making French toast or bread pudding.
With so much beautiful produce at the farmers' market these days, you may as well start enjoying it first thing in the morning! Here's 10 recipes to sweeten up your breakfasts with fresh summer fruit.
You know those mornings. Those mornings when coffee just isn't enough. When you need a jolt of something extra—a sugar rush. Fortunately, the Bay Area is amply stocked with sweet breakfast treats: from French-style pastries to (almost) classic blueberry muffins. We searched far and wide for the best of the best, and narrowed the field to our 11 favorite breakfast pastries all over San Francisco and beyond.
Many people look to celebrities to validate their own behavior. Personally, I've never tried to get into a taxi while missing certain undergarments, gone on a juice cleanse, or poured myself a drink from a magnum of champagne while relaxing on my mega yacht (OK, that last one is just because I'm poor. It's totally on my bucket list.) But I have had one "oh-my-god-a-famous-person-does-it-so-it-must-be-OK" moment, and that came after reading Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl.
New England may be doughnut country—and rest assured we'll get to the region's best specimens at a later date—but there are plenty of baked (not fried), equally delicious reasons to get up in the morning, too. Behold, our local tribute to those twisty, knobby, sometimes-sticky, cinnamon-sugar-swirled breakfast beauties known as sticky buns and morning buns.
British newspapers are estimating that up to one billion people world-wide will watch the Royal Wedding on Friday. Even if you (claim to) think this is all a big hoopla over nothing, consider this: It's another excuse for a party. And shame on you for denying anyone the right to turn one more ordinary day into an extraordinary excuse to eat scones. Americans will have to get up at 4 a.m. or earlier to watch the wedding live, so here are some British wedding treats to serve your bleary eyed guests.
Just in time for Valentine's day, Dunkin' Donuts released new cocoa yeast donuts, which will be available through the end of February. The Good Idea, Bad Idea videos from Animaniacs come to mind.