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I won’t say much today. I will let the recipes do the talking. For what you should know, is that these recipes make a great Christmas morning breakfast. So get into your Christmasy mood and get ready for surprises.
This recipe is a perfect twist-in-the-tale recipe for the donut loving people. When you serve it on the breakfast table, people might think that these are regular donuts and that’s the only special thing about the celebration. But just wait till they have their first bite, keep a camera handy if you want to capture their expressions!
For the donuts:
1 cup apple cider
3 1/2 cups flour, plus a few tablespoons for the work surface
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ginger powder
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup milk plus 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar mixed together and kept aside for 5 minutes
For the topping:
Glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Cinnamon Sugar: 1 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger
Add the apple cider to a small sauce pan set over medium heat. Bring to a simmer for around 30 minutes and reduce the apple cider to about 1/4 cup. Set aside to cool
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ginger and nutmeg in a small bowl.
In a bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Beat in the eggs one at a time until completely incorporated. Now add the apple cider and milk, stirring just until combined.
Stir in the flour mixture just until the dough comes together.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and sprinkle with flour.
Roll out the dough on a baking sheet making it 1/2 inch thick and place it in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Cut out the donuts and make donuts from the scrap using the same method.
Add refined oil to a deep frying pan. Heat it up to frying temperature.
Carefully add donuts to the pan of hot oil, being careful not to crowd the pan, and fry until golden brown. Do not fry the donuts on high flame. High flame will cook the donuts from outside but will keep it undercooked from the inside.
Drain on paper towels and then dip in the glaze while still warm and sprinkle the powdered sugar and cinnamon mixture.
This is the quickest recipe of the lot. Perfect for left over cake from the previous night. The fruit cake waffles will take your family by surprise and they will not even whine about having to eat the left overs from the previous night. That’s what I call a win-win.
Fruit cake slices
Brush butter onto heated waffle iron and place the fruit cake slices down.
Cook until the cake is lightly browned.
Remove from the waffle iron and serve with honey, whipped cream and your favorite fruits.
French toasts make a great breakfast, but don’t make the regular boring ones for Christmas, add some coconut and get into the festive mood.
6 1-inch thick slices of French bread
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cream of coconut
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cup of coconut flakes
1 tablespoon refined oil for cooking
Preheat a sauce pan on medium heat.
Slice the French bread slices in the middle but not all the way through.
In a small bowl, mix cream cheese and 1 tablespoon of coconut cream until well combined.
Place coconut flakes in another shallow, wide bowl.
In another bowl, whisk eggs, 1 tablespoon of coconut cream, vanilla and sugar until smooth.
Spread the cream cheese mixture in the middle of the bread slices.
Dip the bread in egg mixture and then into coconut flakes. Press the flakes lightly.
Cook the French toast on medium heat for about 3-5 minutes on each side. (If the coconut is toasting too fast, reduce the heat a bit.)
Remove from the pan, serve and enjoy!
When everyone is busy opening their presents and getting surprised, surprise them more with these breakfast recipes.
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