Friday, February 13, 2015

Romantic Breakfasts

It's the sweetest of all days, and what better way to spend your morning than with your special someone and a special breakfast. Whether you're making it for yourself and your sweetie, or the whole family, these dishes are always welcome. Click on the links to get the recipes.

People have a lot of different ideas as to the perfect pancake.  I’m a light and fluffy gal myself, but Mr. O-P (from NJ) likes them thinner and with more body, but the cook gets her way and this morning these delicious pancakes graced the breakfast table.
If you've let time slip away and have nothing to serve, these strawberries are delicious, easy, and can turn any occasion into something special.
If you are the cherry fan that I am, then you will love these crepes. They are easy to assemble, particularly when using Melissa's Ready Made Crepes (something I always keep in the freezer just for such an occasion).  The filling recipe is from Magpie’s CafĂ© in St. Charles, MO, and can be made the day ahead and stored in the fridge; the Bing Cherry Sauce is my own creation and the recipe can be found here. When it is time to serve, just fill and roll the crepe, and spoon the warmed jewel-toned sauce on top.
If your idea of breakfast does not include something chocolate-y, this may just change your mind. While it is indeed chocolate, it is the rich, dense, deliciousness of chocolate and not something that is cloyingly sweet. Based on an Alton Brown recipe, I lightened up the cocoa, added a pinch of espresso powder, and used mini chocolate chips to better spread the joy. Topped with fresh strawberries it is a decadent breakfast treat.
One of my most viewed recipes is this one for New York-Style Crumb Cake, and with good reason, it is delicious.  So when I spotted this recipe for the same type of cake in muffin form, I had to try it.  The same delicious coffee cake in a small, portable form is absolute perfection!
 I found a decadently delicious recipe that is full of complex tastes and will make you feel that you’re breakfasting on a tropical isle.  The beauty of this recipe is that it, like the ginger syrup, can be made ahead, so you won’t have to labor in the morning to put a fantastic meal on the table.

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Mary said...

Pattie, Your romantic breakfast options are all mouth-watering! I would have a difficult time choosing but will settle on a strawberry or two while I'm trying to make up mind! Love the chocolate waffles with the touch of espresso. Wishing you a sweet Valentine's Day ♥

Alycia Nichols said...

I am all for a romantic breakfast even when it's NOT Valentine's Day!!! The NY coffee cake muffins look so delicious with that topping...I just wanna snarf some down right now!!! And my husband would be nothing less than thrilled to wake up to chocolate waffles! They're beautiful!

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day weekend!!!

Cathleen said...

What an awesome collection! I am loving the look of those banana coconut pancakes!!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

They all look so good and very special!