Sunday, June 8, 2008

Sunday Brunch

OK, so we had Sunday brunch again today and let me just tell you, I am now a HUGE fan of egg bakes. I don't know what else to call them, but they are great!!

Chef Hubby whipped up a sweet and a savory one today... I am including the recipes, so feel free to try em, but please remember that he did work hard at creating these, so at least give him some credit - thanks!

Here's the sweet:

Choc-Banana Bread Pudding - 350 deg for approx 90 mins

3 ripe bananas
1 cup of chocolate chips
10 eggs
1.5 cups light cream
1tsp kosher salt
1 cup gran sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
4 cups cubed raisin bread

Whisk eggs, cream, bananas, vanilla, salt and sugar until well combined but will not be smooth. Tossed together in a bowl with bread and chocolate chips then spread evenly into a greased 9x13inch baking dish. Feel free to add some extra choco chips or raisins on top. Bake at 350 degrees for about 90 mins. Check for doneness (kinda like a cake). Makes enough for ten people. Maybe more... but not today... hehe! It was sooo yummy! He served it with warmed maple syrup on the side, but no one even used that - it was good all on it's own.

And the savory:

Ham and Egg Bake - 350 deg for approx 90 mins

10 oz heirloom cherry tomatoes
1lb diced ham (a good one - not pressed, or in terms I know... "real ham")
12 eggs
1.5 cups light cream
1 tbsp kosher salt
Pepper to taste
1 tbsp of granulated garlic
Assorted fresh herbs, rosemary, oregano, sage… tbsp or so chopped - (tbsp total, not each)
4 cups cubed Italian bread

Whisk eggs, cream and herbs, salt, pepper, garlic, and herbs. Tossed together in a bowl with bread, ham and tomatoes until all the bread is coated. Then spread evenly into a greased 9x13inch baking dish bake at 350 degrees for about 90 mins. Check for doneness (kinda like a cake). Makes enough for ten people.

Like I said this was AWESOME! Everyone left very satisfied and looking forward to the next invite... hehe

We also served it with some fresh cut pineapple, sharlyn and cabasa melons. Those were yummy too! We have a specialty gourmet outlet a few blocks away and it's very tempting to try the produce and just about everything else they offer! They even have recipe samples and food tastings on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Definitely not a let down - ever!

If you want to check out some of their products it's Sid Wainer and Sons, New Bedford, MA. Even the kids like going there. The one ingredient we make sure to never run out of is the Sweet Chili Sauce. Man, it kicks up marinades or can even stand on its own. Try a Sweet Chili Chicken nugget. We usually do it on a stick so it's a sate and makes a perfect appetizer. Marinade it for a few hours prior to cooking, and they will fly off the tray at any party - guaranteed!

1 comment:

elizabeth said...

When Beckie and I were really broke we'd go to Sid for "lunch", ie, eat all the yummy samples and spend like a dollar on basil. or sneak out when no one was looking