Weekend breakfast has to be special, especially for a person like me who is a no-breakfast-person all week through. While all the attention on special breakfast is given to pancakes (by most), for me something special for breakfast means French Toast. And if you’ve been following me you must have followed my French Toast recipes too, and today I’m adding another one to the list, it’s Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast.
It’s a breakfast dessert, so double the treat! and that’s what makes it even more special. Imagine for a second, your favorite strawberry cheesecake stuffed in golden crisp bread, drizzled with maple syrup and served with fresh fruit. It did give you that fancy restaurant breakfast feel, right? It’s that special.
This breakfast recipe will leave you happy and glowing with all its goodness and richness. And of course you’ve found a new recipe for your breakfast and brunch parties!
Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast
by Hirra Pervaiz April-11-2016
Have Cheesecake for Breakfast! *Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast* filled with fresh strawberries and cheesecake spread, served with maple syrup. It’s a breakfast dessert!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: serves 2
4 Slices White Bread
4 ounces Cream Cheese, at room temperature
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Lemon Juice, fresh
1 Tbsp Honey
1 Cup Strawberries, diced
1/2 Cup Full-Cream
3 Tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon Powder (Optional)
1/2 Cup Butter
Butter for cooking
Maple Syrup for serving
To make the cheesecake spread, in a bowl combine together cream cheese, honey,vanilla extract, lemon juice and strawberries using a spoon or a spatula. Let rest for about 2 minutes. Do a taste check and add more honey if required.
Generously spread this cream cheese mixture on one slice of bread, cover with another slice and press slightly. Do the same with other two bread slices
In a shallow dish whisk together eggs, full cream, sugar and cinnamon powder(if using)until well combined
Put a pan over medium heat, add butter. When it melts, dip each stuffed sandwich in the prepared egg mixture, coating it well. Immediately put it in the pan and cook about 2 minutes, flip and cook the other side or until both sides are nicely golden
Serve it warm, dusted with powdered sugar, drizzled with Maple Syrup and some fresh strawberries
Yes my French-Fries Lover Friends, you read that right. Breakfast has become a lot more addictive with this Tanzanian special dish Chips Mayai (French Fries Omelette). The sound of it is so tempting in itself, for the not-so-breakfast-kind person like me this is an absolute breakfast treat.
When I first came to know about the existence of this dish on a blog that I follow The Desi Dossier, I was so tempted by the idea that I had to try it. But, as I’m ME, I had to do some research and had to find out where this dish came from and who invented it and everything about it. To my surprise, this very simple yet delicious dish came out of Tanzania and it is said to be a very famous dish there. One that you’ll find in every restaurant, and at every corner of the street.
The name Chips Mayai is in Sawahili the national language of Tanzania, where Mayai means Eggs and chips are French Fries so French Fries in Eggs or Eggs in French Fries.They serve it as a snack or street food with a side of some salad they call Kachumbari and Chili Sauce. But I like having it for breakfast and its so ridiculously good that you’d love it too!
Tanzanian Chips Mayai (French Fries Omelette)
by Hirra Pervaiz October-20-2015
Breakfast just got a lot more delicious with Chips Mayai, French Fries in an Omelette!
Prep time: Total time: Yield: serves 1
Salt, to taste
Black Pepper, to taste
Make yourself a good amount of French Fries or use store bought (I made my fries myself, just the way I like them)
In a bowl whisk the eggs, add salt and pepper to taste. Add French fries to the bowl and mix it all well
In a pan heat oil and add the fries-egg mixture to it. Cook for 3-4 minutes until golden from bottom then flip and cook the other side
Serve hot with your favorite chili sauce, bread or have it as is, Enjoy!
You can check out this post here to master the art of making the perfect omelette.
Are you the kind of person who likes to have a fancy breakfast? Well, who wouldn’t want one, I do! If I tell you that you can make a very fancy, flavorful, hearty breakfast that’s super easy and budget-friendly wouldn’t you want to try it? I’m sure you do.
With ingredients from your kitchen pantry, eggs, ripe tomatoes, onions and spices, you can prepare a very easy yet fancy dish Shakshuka – breakfast in a skillet, fun name right? I came across this Shakshuka recipe a while ago, its colors and ingredients tempted me so much that I had to try and ever since I’ve made it, it has become a favorite! Also, this star dish is perfect for brunches, weekend breakfasts or just any time at all.
I’m sure some of you might have heard about or have tasted this dish before but for those who aren’t familiar with it, Shakshuka is a traditional Mediterranean dish, known to have Tunisian origin. The word Shakshuka means “a mixture” in Tunisian Arabic. It essentially is a tomato sauce prepared in a cast-iron skillet with spices and poached eggs on the top. This incredibility satisfying meal is a staple of Libyan, Moroccan, Algerian, Tunisian and Egyptian cuisines.
You won’t believe how easy it is to prepare and how flavorsome it is. In just one skillet you prepare the sauce, add your eggs directly over it, which gently poach it. As much as its a delicious meal its a treat to look at too. The aroma of tomatoes and garlic combined with subtle heat of the spices, the richness in the sauce balanced with herbs and the golden yolks of the poached eggs perfectly pulls everything together.
In my recipe version I’ve used three eggs, you can add in as many as you like. You can also be creative and add bell peppers in the tomato sauce or sprinkle some crumbled feta cheese on the top. This can be served with warm pita bread, toasted and buttered bread slices or just any type of bread you like.
Have you tried this before? Do let me know by commenting below and if you haven’t give it a try this weekend and savor the mediterranean flavors.
Shakshuka – Breakfast in a Skillet
by Hirra Pervaiz March-18-2015
Shakshuka! poached eggs nestled in a peppery and flavorful tomato sauce in a skillet.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: serves 2
2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Big Onion, chopped
4 Cloves Garlic, roughly chopped
4 Large ripe Tomatoes,chopped
1/4 Cup Tomato Puree (canned or home made)
1 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Red Chili Flakes
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1/4 tsp Dried Basil
1 tsp Salt, or to taste
1 tsp Black pepper Powder, or to taste
Fresh Coriander, chopped for garnish
In a medium skillet, heat olive oil, add the onions and saute until translucent then add the Garlic and saute until fragrant
Stir in the tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat until soft. Now add the tomato puree, all the spices and mix well. continue to cook, stirring occasionally till its all well combined and sauce starts to thicken. Taste check and adjust seasoning according to taste.
Make wells in the tomato sauce and crack in the eggs making sure the yolk doesn’t break. Put the lid on, and turn down heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes on a low flame(or how you want your yolk to be, runny or hard ).
Uncover and remove from heat, sprinkle some salt and pepper on the eggs, garnish with chopped coriander and serve with your favorite bread
If the tomato sauce is too dry and sticking to pan, pour in some water and mix well. Shakshuka is supposed to be dry, not watery liquid.
You can bell peppers, jalapenos to the sauce and sprinkle some crumbled feta cheese on the top
This dish can be prepared on the stove or can be baked. Once the tomato sauce is prepared, crack in the eggs, put it in the oven and bake
There is something about this classic orange and chocolate combination which never fails to delight you and is surely a winter treat. And what better holiday flavors can you get without orange and chocolate isn’t it?
If you have been reading my recipes and posts you must have known by now that whenever it comes to breakfast I want something interesting, flavorful and one that tickles those tastebuds ;)and that’s when I came up with amazingly delicious recipe for Orange Chocolate French Toast Roll-ups. Okay I’ve to confess that I simple Love .. LOOVVEE… LOOOVVVEEE French toasts! There was a time when I used to have only French Toasts for breakfast and I never got tired of having them (can you just believe that? well, that’s true) even today I love having them.
I posted a recipe for Nutella Stuffed French Toasts some time ago and I must admit it had been an amazing recipe discovery and everyone enjoyed having those French Toasts. This time I wanted to do something different with the french toasts and that’s when I came across this recipe for Strawberry Nutella French Toast Roll-ups on Nagi’s blog and that’s when it struck me why don’t I try this with Oranges.
Fortunately fresh Oranges are in abundance these days and when you have home-grown oranges what better thing can you ask for. So this is how this recipe came into existence. When it comes to flavors it already has that classic combination of chocolate and orange but when the chocolate is Nutella it definitely enhances its flavor. Secondly, the cinnamon sugar coating on the top makes it a close cousin of cinnamon rolls and it tastes just like doughnuts!
In short, this is not just a breakfast it’s BREAKFAST DESSERT!
So if you are looking for a fancy breakfast or want to treat your loved ones with that special breakfast try out this recipe and impress everyone. This also makes an amazing item for brunch as well and that too in just no time at all.
Also if you want to make those perfect french toasts, learn all about it here
Try it out and share your views by commenting below or sending us your pictures on our Facebook Page 🙂
Orange Chocolate French Toast Roll-Ups
by Hirra Pervaiz December-31-2014
The classic orange chocolate combination and a perfect breakfast/brunch item that has both sweet and citrus flavor with a kick of cinnamon spice and crunch from the sugar, I call it a breakfast dessert and it tastes just like doughnuts!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: serves 4 Roll-ups
4 Slices White Sandwich Bread, crust removed Chex
4 Orange Segments, diced small Chex
4 Tbsp Nutella
2 Tbsp Butter
2 Tbsp Milk
1/4 tsp Salt, or less
Cinnamon Sugar Mix
1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Caster Sugar
In a bowl whisk together egg, milk and salt until combine. Use a bowl that has a flat base so that its easy to coast the rolls with Egg Mixture
In a small dish mix together ground cinnamon and caster sugar
Now Flatten the bread slices using a rolling pin. This will help making rolls easily
Spread about 1 Tbsp of Nutella on each slice of bread. Nutella will help in holding the ends of roll together
Add the diced orange segments along the bottom of each slice
Roll the bread up and keep aside making sure the sealing side is faced down so that it seals perfectly, until all slices are rolled up
In a pan melt butter on medium high heat
Roll each roll-up in the egg mixture until fully coated, shake off excess and place in the buttered pan
Cook for about 5 minutes, turning sides so that it cooks evenly
Remove from pan and coat with Cinnamon Sugar Mix immediately. Repeat with all other roll-ups
Serve immediately with a mug of hot chocolate, coffee or even orange juice
This can be made with your choice of fruit such as strawberries or even without fruit
French toasts are my ultimate breakfast meal. I remember as a kid, I used to have french toast for breakfast every day and I never got tired of eating them. Yes, daily. Although, I’m not that regular at having french toasts for breakfast, but hey! you don’t need a reason to have french toasts.
So, this time the French Toast recipe went from being classic to something special and became Nutella Stuffed French Toast. Now, this is not just a breakfast it is a breakfast dessert, so utterly, buttery, nuttely DELICIOUS!
You’ll love this as much as I do, try this stuffed french toast recipe!
Nutella Stuffed French Toast Recipe
Hirra P Published 09/16/2014
The gooey Nutella in between crispy and golden bread slices is definitely a breakfast treat and this is so utterly butterly nuttely DELICIOUS!