Mother’s Day Breakfast Feast

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It’s Mom (and Grandma’s!) big day, so start off Mother’s Day on the right note with a delicious breakfast feast – sweet, savoury and everything in between!

Spinach, Tomato and Cheese Quiche
Super easy to make and loaded with delicious flavour. 

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Ingredients

1 packet of frozen pastry dough

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cups of spinach leaves (packed to the top, trimmed and washed thoroughly)

4 large eggs

160 ml heavy cream or full cream milk

80 ml cheese (feta cheese is the best)

6 cherry tomatoes halved

2 cloves garlic (minced)

2 tablespoons fresh chives (chopped)

Pinch of salt

Ground black pepper

Method

  • Two hours before you want to make the quiche, take out the dough to defrost
  • When you ready to start lay the dough into a 25 cm baking tin
  • Make sure you have enough dough to form a crust around the edge (2 cm from the top of the tin edges)
  • Crumble the cheese onto the bottom of the crust
  • Pour the olive oil into a saucepan and cook the spinach until wilted
  • Spread the spinach over the cheese
  • Beat the eggs, garlic and cream together
  • Pour over the cheese and spinach
  • Place cherry tomatoes on top of the quiche
  • Sprinkle pinch of salt, chives and ground pepper on top
  • Bake in a 180° oven for 45 minutes.

 

Egg, Salmon and Avocado Boats
Deliciousness made for one.

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Ingredients

1 large avocado

2 small eggs

40 g smoked salmon

Lemon or Orange wedges

Pinch of salt

Black ground pepper

Italian parsley

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C
  • Halve the avocado
  • Remove the stone
  • Take out some of the flesh to make the hole in the middle 30% bigger
  • Take the avocado flesh and mix with lemon, black pepper and salt and put to the side
  • Take strips of smoked salmon and run them over the avocado hole – pressing down
  • Separate the egg yolk and white, and tip some of the egg white into the hole – make sure you leave enough room for the yolk
  • Carefully place the avocado halves on a baking tray in the middle of the oven (you can crush some foil around the avos to make it stable)
  • Bake the avocados until the whites have just started to solidify for 10 minutes
  • Carefully remove the tray from the oven and pour in the yolks.
  • Return to the oven and bake for another 5 to 7 minutes until the yolk stars to solidify (if mom doesn’t like runny eggs, bake it a bit longer for the yolk to completely solidified)
  • Serve with lemon or orange wedges, Italian parsley and the leftover flesh of the avocado.

 

Bacon Pancakes
A delicious breakfast meal for any morning that satisfy both the sweet and savoury senses.

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Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)

2 tablespoons sugar

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

1 ¼ cups buttermilk

2 tablespoons of unsalted butter (melted)

1 large egg

8 to 10 slices bacon

Syrup or honey

Method

  • Preheat oven to 200°C
  • In a bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
  • In another bowl whisk together buttermilk, melted butter and egg
  • Whisk flour mixture into the buttermilk mixture just until moistened, with small to medium lumps remaining.
  • In a large non-stick pan cook bacon over medium-high until fat is rendered and bacon is browned on one side (6 minutes)
  • Flip and cook until golden and crisp on underside (3 minutes)
  • Drain bacon on paper towels
  • Pour off all but 1 teaspoon of fat (reserve for another use)
  • Heat pan over medium heat
  • Pour ¼ cups full of batter into the pan, cook until some bubbles appear on top of pancakes and few have burst (about 2 minutes each)
  • With a spatula carefully flip pancakes and cook until browned on underside (another 2 minutes)
  • Transfer to a platter and place slice of bacon one each pancake
  • Keep the pancakes and bacon warm in the oven
  • Repeat until the batter is finished, adding more bacon fat if needed.
  • Serve with diced crispy bacon bits on top with either syrup or honey.

 

Note: remember to serve the breakfast with mom's favourite cup of tea / coffee blend on a beautifully set serving-tray. And don't forget a flower from the garden! 

ENJOY!