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Start Your Day The B&B Way!

Breakfast, or the act of breaking your fast, is said to be the most important meal of the day and innkeeper Eileen Byart of the Charlotte’s Rose Inn agrees!  We wrote about Eileen’s artistic passion for gardening in our previous blog and now it’s time to talk about her other passion, cooking!

Not all seasonal foods can make an appearance at every meal of the day and hold their own, but apples have that great ability!  Eileen loves creating morning masterpieces in the kitchen for her guests, and her guests equally love eating them!  This Cinnamon Apple Puff is a particular favourite -  it was the most popular breakfast among guests this year.  With the numerous requests for this recipe, Eileen wanted to send it from her recipe box to yours!

 

Cinnamon Apple Puff

Ingredients

  • 1 large Granny Smith apple (peeled, cored and sliced very thin)
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. cinnamon sugar
  • Liquid Gold’s Meyer Lemon Fused Oil ( available in PEI or online from Liquid Gold and All Things Olive)  or lemon juice for garnish
  • icing sugar for garnish

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 475 F.  Grease four 4 inch ceramic ramekins.  Saute the apple slices in 1 Tbsp. of butter for 5 – 10 minutes until tender.  Divide the slices evenly between the ramekins.
  2. Mix the eggs, milk, flour and sugar until well blended.  Pour over the apple slices.  Put the
  3. ramekins on a tray and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.  Remove from oven, dot with
  4. remaining butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.  Return to oven for 5 minutes. Watch
  5. carefully as they will puff up.  Serve with a dash of the olive oil and dusting of icing sugar.

Make this holiday season merry, bright, and manageable with this deliciously simple breakfast or brunch dish.  It has such a wonderful apple flavor!  Make it your own by adding any of your favourite dried fruit –raisins, cranberries- or your favourite warm spices –nutmeg, ginger, clove, allspice, cardamom- to the apples for a wonderful holiday flavor.

Do you have go-to breakfast recipes that you always prepare during the holiday season or when you will be entertaining family and/ or friends?  We do, but we want to hear what you are keeping busy at in your kitchen.  Share with us your recipes by commenting below.  In the meantime, enjoy!

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