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Christmas Breakfast Ideas

  • 18-10-2016 11:49am
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    Registered Users Posts: 14,772 ✭✭✭✭ Whispered


    What do you all have for Christmas brekkie?

    First time having it here at home and I want something special, not too filling and easy peasy to make. If it wasn't for my husband Id make chocolate pastry swirls with coffee but he doesn't like sweet breakfasts (weirdo :p).

    Don't want to do a fry, they take too much watching and because we have the toddler I want something that takes very little time or that can be cooking away while we open gifts. (Which also puts pancakes out as I'm terrible at making them).


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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    We had homemade croissants last year. I made and rolled them and froze them in advance so all I had to do was take them out to defrost and prove overnight. If anyone is any good at baking they're well worth the effort. Your husband is a weirdo. :p Sweet breakfasts are the best.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭ baby and crumble


    These are my plan for this year.

    Little mini baked omlettes. Noms. Plus we'll probably have waffles or pancakes too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,504 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    Whispered wrote: »
    What do you all have for Christmas brekkie?

    First time having it here at home and I want something special, not too filling and easy peasy to make. If it wasn't for my husband Id make chocolate pastry swirls with coffee but he doesn't like sweet breakfasts (weirdo :p).

    Don't want to do a fry, they take too much watching and because we have the toddler I want something that takes very little time or that can be cooking away while we open gifts. (Which also puts pancakes out as I'm terrible at making them).

    Banana pancakes using almond flour. No wheat and quite healthy (apart from the massive amount of toffee syrup I put on them). You can make them the night before, keep in a measuring jug for ease of pouring.


  • Registered Users Posts: 715 French_Girl


    I also had pancakes last year.
    With blueberries and maple syrup.

    This year, I'm thinking cake.
    Because Christmas. CAKE! End of story.

    There's all these cute quotes like "Life's short, eat cake for breakfast" or "I eat cake because it's somebody's birthday somewhere" and that just makes me wanna go all out and eat the cake on Christmas Day.
    Because when else? 😊

    I also hope to bake one this year!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,130 ✭✭✭ RentDayBlues


    We've had pancakes or French toast recently, this year we're doing pastries instead as I'm doing canapés for lunch and then dinner. I'd like to be able to eat dessert this year so cutting back on good all day

    And I love anything the kids can eat while playing


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,378 ✭✭✭ Cherrycola


    Whispered wrote: »
    What do you all have for Christmas brekkie?

    First time having it here at home and I want something special, not too filling and easy peasy to make. If it wasn't for my husband Id make chocolate pastry swirls with coffee but he doesn't like sweet breakfasts (weirdo :p).

    Don't want to do a fry, they take too much watching and because we have the toddler I want something that takes very little time or that can be cooking away while we open gifts. (Which also puts pancakes out as I'm terrible at making them).

    French toast, it can be sweet or savoury and only takes minutes to cook!
    We had it last year with a lovely maple syrup mascarpone, can't remember whose recipe it was, but it was yum! *edit* found it! Rachel Allen's recipe

    http://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/food/recipes/2013/1221/744098-french-toast-with-cinnamon-mascarpone/

    You could do bacon in the oven for the savoury ones, not much watching involved with that.
    Then have little bowls of fruit, syrup, etc and let everyone choose their own toppings!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,378 ✭✭✭ Cherrycola


    Or nigellas Christmas muffins, could be baked beforehand and heated up on Christmas morning.
    https://www.nigella.com/recipes/christmas-morning-muffins


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭ baby and crumble


    Cherrycola wrote: »
    You could do bacon in the oven for the savoury ones, not much watching involved with that.

    Pro tip- bacon/ rashers do great in a george foreman grill, they're REALLY hard to burn in it and you don't have to turn them halfway through!


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 12,889 Mod ✭✭✭✭ iguana


    I'm planning to make baked egg omelette/muffins with bacon and cheese and a magic custard cake with berries on Christmas eve when we do Santa's cookies. Then we can have them in the morning for breakfast and maybe some more later as a mini-brunch. As we'll probably be up at around 7 and won't have dinner until about 3, so we'll need something filling to eat around 11/12.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,352 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Lads.... I'm starving, such fantastic ideas!

    I tried tagging my OH on this thread in my state of jealousy/hunger. I will be sending her the link later, as we're having Christmas as ours this year we'll have to make a yummy breakfast.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,916 ✭✭✭ kitten_k


    Loughc am I right in thinking that this will be your last Christmas breakfast as a single man?

    We go to my sister's for breakfast so and she does have the fry ready :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 Glitzgirl


    I've tried a few different things for christmas morning breakfasts and evertally I gave up! It's the one morning of the year I let the kiddies eat their chocolate and selection boxes for breakfast. They don't want to sit in a chair knowing there are presents and unplayed with toys nearby lol. So instead we have our nice big breakfast christmas eve morning.

    I usually become a short order cook for that morning :pac: both my little boys have SPD and ADHD so they stick to their foods rigidly. No change here I'm afraid, so despite my best efforts christmas eve breakfast is normally a fry up with superquinn sausages for me , Dennys sausages for the boys, grilled crispy bacon , homemade brown bread , (fried brown bread for Mr glitz ) some fried sliced potatoes, scrambled egg and toast , (eggs sunny side up for Mr glitz ) pudding and then in vein hope orange juice crossaints and a fruit salad which no one but me touches :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 719 ✭✭✭ Hesh's Umpire


    It'll be a couple of poached eggs on brown toast with real butter for me and a nice big mug of tea. Have to leave plenty of room for later!


  • Registered Users Posts: 181 ✭✭ Kajemo


    every year is Superquinn sausages, brown bread and a couple of mimosa... :-)

    love it


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,352 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    kitten_k wrote: »
    Loughc am I right in thinking that this will be your last Christmas breakfast as a single man?

    Yep it is indeed, I'm get getting married in 2017 :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 Glitzgirl


    Loughc wrote: »
    Yep it is indeed, I'll get getting married in 2017 :D

    Congratulations! There must be something in the air :pac: another regular was talking about getting married pretty soon too ! :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,504 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    Loughc wrote: »
    Yep it is indeed, I'm get getting married in 2017 :D

    Congrats, I'm taking the plunged in 2017 too. :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,323 ✭✭✭✭ Peregrinus


    Our family tradition is for bagels, cream cheese and smoked salmon. Easy to do, and a bit special. No cooking involved. You do need to be within striking distance of the Bretzel Bakery in Lennox St to do it properly, though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,189 ✭✭✭ hawkwind23


    Bucks Fizz , lots of it :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,581 ✭✭✭ BabysCoffee


    Baileys coffee + pastries


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,581 ✭✭✭ BabysCoffee


    Loaded Bloody Mary's - make a platter of food that can be skewered and put in to the BM


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,352 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Jude13 wrote: »
    Congrats, I'm taking the plunged in 2017 too. :eek:

    Ah nice one Jude! Many congratulations to you too! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    I think I can speak for everyone when I say that we're looking forward to the wedding invitations. :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,839 ✭✭✭✭ leahyl


    Jude13 wrote: »
    Congrats, I'm taking the plunged in 2017 too. :eek:

    Christmas themed weddings for you both I expect?!:pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,504 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    We wanted to get married this Christmas but the hotel was booked out. So we are staying there the 22-24 Dec this Christmas to get the Christmas buzz of the place anyway and then go back to Ireland in 2017 for the big day.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,352 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    leahyl wrote: »
    Christmas themed weddings for you both I expect?!:pac:

    If only but we're having a summer wedding.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    Loughc wrote: »
    If only but we're having a summer wedding.

    And?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,352 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    And?

    She said no. Haha. :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 564 Mr Arrior


    Fantastic thread. Love Christmas. Just gives ya such a warm feeling inside.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,451 ✭✭✭✭ pwurple


    Oh it's my favourite brekkie of the year!

    Cork city gal that I am, it's always Spiced Beef on toasted rye bread. The toast is slathered in soft butter, and the spiced beef is still cooling from being cooked the night before and left to cool in the pot. The whole house smells like cloves when the lid comes off the pot. NOMS

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