It is the most awaiting morning of the year, where you and your family get together and open Christmas presents! But with the excitement of opening the presents comes the joy of indulging on some delicious Christmas special breakfast. We feel you and have brought to you the best dishes you can prepare on Christmas morning. Read on below to set your menu for Christmas breakfast.
- 1 cup warm milk
- 2 1/2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
- 2 large eggs at room temperature
- 1/3 cup salted butter
- 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup salted butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 6 ounces of cream cheese
- 1/3 cup salted butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon maple extract
- Pour the warm milk in the bowl of a stand mixer and sprinkle the yeast overtop
- Add the eggs, butter, salt and sugar.
- Add in 4 cups of flour and mix using the beater blade just until the ingredients are barely combined. Allow the mixture to rest for 5 minutes so the flour has time to soak up the liquids
- Scrape the dough off the beater blade and remove it
- Beat the dough on medium speed, adding in up to 1/2 cup more flour if needed to form a dough. Knead for 5-7 minutes or until the dough is elastic and smooth
- Spray a large bowl with cooking spray. Using a rubber spatula to remove the dough from the mixer bowl and place it in the greased large bowl
- Cover the bowl with a towel or wax paper
- Set the bowl in a warm place and allow the dough to rise until double. I like to turn on the oven to the lowest setting for 1-2 minutes. Then turn off the oven and place the dough to rise in there. It normally takes about 30 minutes for the dough to rise. Do not allow the dough to rise too much or your cinnamon rolls will be airy
- While the dough is rising, prepare the cinnamon filling. In a medium bowl, combine the soft butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, mixing until well combined. Set aside
- Sprinkle a pastry mat generously with flour. Turn out the dough onto the pastry mat and sprinkle the top of the dough with additional flour
- Flour a rolling pin and roll the dough to about a 24×15″ rectangle
- Use a rubber spatula to smooth the cinnamon filling over the whole dough rectangle
- Cut into 12 slices and place in a greased 9×13 baking pan
- Cover the pan and allow the rolls to rise for 20 minutes or until nearly double
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and once the rolls have risen, pour the heavy cream over the top of the rolls, allowing it to soak down in and around the rolls
- Bake at 375 degrees for 20-22 minutes, until the rolls are lightly golden brown and the centre rolls are cooked through
- While the rolls are cooling, prepare the cream cheese frosting
- In a large bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and butter using a hand mixer. Blend well
- Add in your favourite extract and the powdered sugar. Beat until combined.
- Spread the frosting over the cooled rolls.
2. The ultimate french toast
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp of ground nutmeg
- 2 tbsp of sugar
- 4 tbsp of butter
- 4 eggs
- ¼ cup of milk
- ½ tsp of vanilla extract
- 8 slices of brioche bread or bread of your choice
- ½ cup of maple syrup
- Start by combining cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar and set them aside
- In a 10-inch or 12-inch skillet, melt the butter over medium heat
- Now, whisk together, cinnamon mixture, eggs, and vanilla extract. Pour this mixture into a shallow container
- Now, dip the bread in the mixture and fry them on the pan until golden brown
- Serve with maple syrup, honey or your choice of yummy fruits.
Enjoy this delicious breakfast on the Christmas morning along with some hot tea or coffee!
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