Good morning one and all, and Happy Christmas Eve! It’s the last day of Blogmas for a lot of people today, and by the time this post goes live I’ll have already done the last minute food shop! I’ll be ready for my breakfast by the time you’re reading this! Therefore, for the 24th day of Blogmas, I wanted to share a Blogmas Christmas Breakfast recipe.
It’s the day before Christmas, and many of you are looking at the end of your Blogmas journey. How did you find it? Or are you following my example and continuing through until the end of the year?
Christmas Eve is always a busy day for us. On a normal year, you’d find us home from Tesco, the meat collected from the butcher, and the ham slowly boiling in apple juice at this time. Mum and Dad would be in the kitchen meal prepping whatever they can for tomorrow, while Rachel and I would be cleaning the house, polishing the silverware, and setting the Christmas table.By this stage of the Blogmas post, I would be telling you how excited I am to shower after lunch and head down to the rugby club for drinks, food and festive music. But this isn’t a normal year.
Sure, we’ve been to Tesco (on Tuesday), the meat has to be collected, and the ham will soon be boiling away. But there’s no Rachel singing out of key and annoy me while we clean the house. The rugby club isn’t open. And the usual tingle isn’t in the air. HOWEVER. Christmas can still be saved! One of the best parts of Christmas Day is waking up to open your presents. This is normally done before your breakfast in our house, but I’m not sure how well that will go this year. I’m officially outnumbered, and the three Scrooges won’t want to be opening presents before 9am. Nor will they do it without a spot of breakfast and a cup of tea. So, you may be asking how I’ll be making the most of my less-festive-than-normal Christmas Day.
With A Christmas Breakfast!
I first came across this recipe a few years back, and decided to change a few things about just to make it more to my palette. Plus, it’s been a good while since I last shared a Blogmas Christmas Recipe post with you all!
My Blogmas Christmas Breakfast Recipe
Christmas French Toast for Breakfast
- 6-8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 4 tablespoons runny honey
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 6 large eggs
- 250ml orange juice (either bought or freshly squeezed!)
- 12 slices of bread (brioche works well, or just plain white)
- Icing sugar to dust
- Preheat your oven to 180oC
- Take a small bowl to mix together the butter, runny honey and cinnamon. pour this into 2 baking trays – each one big enough to take 6 slices of bread.
- In another bowl, whisk together your eggs, orange juice, and a pinch of salt.
- Dip each side of each slice of bread into the egg mix, before placing in your prepared baking trays.
- Place your trays in the oven when it is up to temperature, and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve inverted onto a plate, and sprinkle a light dusting of icing sugar over the top. Optional extras are fresh fruit, honey, or stewed apple!
The final Christmas breakfast recipe may prove to be a little soggy – this can be fixed by either using stale bread, or cooking for longer in the oven. I personally used older bread – from the reduced section and left an extra day or two – and only needed to cook for 20 minutes. However I am aware that our oven cooks quicker than others so please do remember this if you give it a go!
So what are you having for your Christmas Day breakfast? Will you be trying my Blogmas Christmas recipe, or have you a traditional breakfast that you eat every year? Let me know in the comments below, and have a fabulous Christmas Eve whatever you get up to!