Christmas morning. It’s the one morning of the year that most people will look forward to, and even choose to get up early for. I know – crazy thought – but I hold my hands up, I’m still up at 7am excited to open my stocking and my sisters are never far behind me.
Whatever time you choose jump out of bed, a special breakfast makes it to the top of the list, especially if your Christmas Dinner isn’t scheduled until late afternoon time. Here are a few of my favourite recipe ideas to indulge with.
The taste of Christmas, this recipe for French toast has been given a festive make over to include the Gingerbread flavour we know and love. You can make this recipe ahead, ideally the night before, so there’s minimum effort and maximum enjoyment on the big day. Simply marinade the sliced bread ready to bake in the oven the next morning. This one really is a winner.
If you’re tucking into a starter for Christmas lunch, there’s a fairly high chance smoked salmon may be on the menu. You can use up the extra at breakfast time with this indulgent Eggs Benedict recipe. This recipe makes for a hearty but sophisticated breakfast, with the proteins keeping you satisfied right up until Christmas Dinner is served. Save precious time by using premade Hollandaise sauce – all you need is to toast the muffins and poach an egg!
Clearly, I’m not the only one who believes in a Christmas breakfast being a little bit special. Once again we delve into Australia’s exciting foodie portfolio, this time with Delicious, for this Christmas Morning Crown recipe. Think Cinnamon Rolls full of festive fruits, nuts, and spices. This one takes a little more prep but it’ll be a show stopper when it hits the table and is perfect for sharing with all the family. As with the Gingerbread French Toast, you could make the dough on Christmas Eve, fill and shape it, and then proof it slowly in the fridge overnight. You’ll get a better flavour this way too, and it’ll make Christmas morning much simpler.
For me, Christmas morning means sitting in the snug in my pajamas with a bacon butty and glass of Buck’s fizz. No where near as glamorous as these recipes (although we do get Eggs Benedict for Boxing Day brekkie) but I really do love it. It’s so simple and it’s become a family tradition that I wouldn’t change for the world.
Whether you choose fancy festive recipes or a homely tradition like mine, here’s to a delicious Christmas.
Good morning x