13 February 2018 | Schwartz
If Cupid had shot an arrow at one of our favourite mealtimes, it would have to be breakfast in bed. Who doesn’t love waking up to the smell of freshly-brewed coffee and breakfast on the stove? So treat your beloved (or yourself) to a Valentine’s Day breakfast so good they’ll swear they’re still dreaming. Whether you prefer a sweet or savoury start to the day, we’ve got some delicious breakfast ideas that are sure to make your partner sweet on you. If only it wasn’t Wednesday!
Eggs Benedict is a breakfast fit for any king or queen, so it’s sure to impress your significant other. Hollandaise sauce can be very tricky to create from scratch, as the mixture can easily split – but with a sachet of our Hollandaise Sauce, you can do it with your eyes half shut (which they may well be if you’re a particularly early riser). Add a dollop on top of soft poached eggs and breakfast muffins, and make sure to finish the dish with a sprinkling of delicate chives.
‘Popped what granola?’ we hear you cry. Now while you may not have heard of it before, sorghum is the perfect grain to incorporate into your cooking; think of it as the new quinoa. Like popcorn, this ancient grain pops when heated and is also gluten free, so it’s perfect for the whole family to enjoy. This granola recipe is packed with almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds and desiccated coconut, and flavoured with citrusy cardamom seeds, golden turmeric and cinnamon – basically, it’s heaven in a bowl!
Spruce up a plain omelette the Italian way with plump tomatoes and basil – like bruschetta, but with an eggs instead of bread. As well as adding peppery basil, sprinkle nutmeg into the egg mixture to cut through the creamy mixture. This protein-packed breakfast is the perfect start to power you through the day – ideal paired with a dark espresso.
The spicy fruit topping is not only delicious, but is a great way to use up any leftover festive Mulled Wine sachets. Dried berries become beautifully plump as they absorb a tangy cocktail of cranberry juice, allspice, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Then all you have to do is spoon this flavoursome coulis over creamy oats, spiced with warming cinnamon and mixed spice. When it’s cold outside, this really is the perfect dish to eat under the covers.