Christmas Breakfast and Brunch
Tumbling out of bed in the wee hours of Christmas morning means that by the time all of the gifts are opened, most of the family has worked up an impressive appetite. Refuel for the day ahead by serving up a traditional Christmas breakfast. With just a little planning, you can do most of the menu as a make-ahead, so you can give your loved ones a delicious spread on this iconic holiday morning -- streusel coffee cake, a cheesy sausage and egg breakfast casserole or a hash-brown strata -- without any early morning stress. Just wade through the discarded wrapping paper, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and enjoy.
Stir together basic ingredients to create this tender, nutty bread. Add blueberries or cranberries for a fruity bonus.
Filled with dried figs or apricots, pistachios, and cranberries, this loaf is a Christmas recipe favorite.
These mini quick breads are loaded with fall's favorite flavors.
Refrigerated breadsticks make these sweet rolls super easy to prepare.
Combine spice to sugar to sprinkle on cream-cheese-topped bagels for a super simple breakfast treat or snack.
Serve these sweet dough and fruit fritters for breakfast, brunch, or as a an appetizer or dessert.
Fresh baked cinnamon rolls are the quintessential breakfast bread. Because this recipe's make-ahead directions let you mix and shape the rolls the night before, even late-risers can enjoy them fresh from the oven.
Looking for a one-of-a-kind Christmas gift idea? This fabulous quick bread is sure to delight friends, neighbors, or teachers. Wrap the loaves in red cellophane before you share it.
Include a container of easy Spiced Cream Cheese Butter when giving this moist cherry- and nut-studded bread as a Christmas gift.
Chewy sweet dates contrast with salty mixed nuts in this golden version of an old-fashioned favorite recipe. Be sure to buy whole dates that are not already sugared.
Aebleskiver, round pancakes that resemble popovers, are baked on the stovetop in a special pan that has indented cups. Look for the pan in kitchen shops and specialty stores and catalogs. When making them, keep in mind that practice makes perfect.
The Dutch settlers in New York loved krulljes, which were crispy puffs of fried dough that we know today as crullers.
The tart citrusy flavor of this marmalade comes from a mix oranges and grapefruit. Spread the golden marmalade on an English muffin or toast for a great wake-me-up breakfast.
Les Orielles de Cochon (lay zaw-RE-y day kaw-SHOHN) is French for pig's ears. Why the funny name? Because as these sweet treats fry, they are twisted to resemble little ears. Drizzle them with syrup for a sweet treat.