Midnight French Toast

What a way to end the day – and start the next! Serve with fruit or maple syrup

Midnight French Toast
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Ingredients
  1. 12 eggs 12
  2. 1⁄2 cup cream 125 mL
  3. 1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract 2 mL
  4. Grated zest of 1 orange
  5. 2 tbsp orange liqueur or orange juice 30 mL
  6. 1 loaf French bread, sliced 1 inch 1
  7. (2.5 cm) thick
Instructions
  1. Mix eggs, cream, vanilla, orange zest and liqueur in 13- by 9-inch (33 by 23 cm) pan. Place sliced bread in pan, making sure slices are well coated. Cover with lid or plastic wrap. Place in fridge overnight.
  2. Next morning, place bread slices on a well-greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Serves 6.
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Sour Cream Ginger Buns

Joanne Good, former editor of The Calgary Herald, invented these – we’re so glad she did!

Sour Cream Ginger Buns
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups sifted flour 500 mL
  2. 21⁄2 tsp baking powder 12 mL
  3. 1⁄4 tsp baking soda 1 mL
  4. 3⁄4 tsp salt 3 mL
  5. 2 tbsp granulated sugar 30 mL
  6. 1⁄3 cup cold shortening 75 mL
  7. 1⁄2 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger 125 mL
  8. 2⁄3 cup sour cream 150 mL
  9. 1 egg, slightly beaten 1
  10. 3 tbsp butter, melted 45 mL
Instructions
  1. Sift first five ingredients together. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add ginger and mix. Make a well in the centre and pour in sour cream and egg and stir briskly with a fork just until dough holds together. Knead gently 7 or 8 times on lightly floured surface. Roll or pat to 1⁄2-inch to 3⁄4-inch (1 to 2 cm) thickness. Cut with 2-inch (5 cm) diameter cookie cutter. Arrange on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush with melted butter. Bake in preheated 425°F (220°C) oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 18 buns.
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Christmas Morning Wife Saver

Superb and a Christmas tradition across Canada. Make it the day before and then simply pop it in the oven in the morning

Christmas Morning Wife Saver
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Ingredients
  1. 16 slices white bread, crusts removed
  2. 16 slices Canadian back bacon or ham
  3. 16 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  4. 6 eggs
  5. 1/2 tsp. pepper 2 mL
  6. 1/2-1 tsp. dry mustard 2-5 mL
  7. 1/4 cup minced onion 60 mL
  8. 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper 60mL
  9. 1-2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 5-10 mL
  10. 3 cups milk 750 mL
  11. dash Tabasco
  12. 1/2 cup butter 125 mL
  13. Special K or crushed Corn Flakes
Instructions
  1. Set 8 pieces of bread into a 9″ x 13″ (23 x 33 cm) buttered, glass baking dish.
  2. Cover bread with slices of back bacon. Lay slices of cheddar cheese on top of bacon and then cover with remaining slices of bread to make it like a sandwich.
  3. In a bowl, beat eggs and pepper. To the egg mixture add dry mustard, onion, green pepper, Worcestershire sauce, milk and Tabasco. Pour over the sandwiches, cover and let stand in fridge overnight.
  4. In the morning, melt butter, pour over top. Cover with Special K or crushed Corn Flakes.
  5. Bake, uncovered, 1 hour at 350 deg.F (180 deg.C). Let sit 10 minutes before serving.
Notes
  1. Serve this with fresh fruit and hot cinnamon rolls.
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Crustless Quiche

Real men love this one!

Crustless Quiche
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Ingredients
  1. Crustless Quiche
  2. Real men love this one!
  3. 10 eggs 10
  4. 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour 125 mL
  5. 1 tsp baking powder 5 mL
  6. 1⁄2 tsp salt 2 mL
  7. 1⁄4 cup butter, melted 60 mL
  8. 1 cup chopped green chiles 250 mL
  9. 1 lb Monterey Jack cheese, shredded 500 g
  10. 2 cups low-fat cottage cheese 500 mL
Instructions
  1. Butter a 13- by 9-inch (33 by 23 cm) glass dish. In a large bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Add flour, baking powder and salt and blend well. Mix in melted butter, chiles and cheeses. Pour into buttered dish and bake at 400°F (200°C) for 15 minutes, then lower heat to 350°F (180°C) and bake for 40 minutes longer. Cut into small squares. Serve warm with salsa or chili sauce and cornmeal muffins. Serves 12.
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Super Lemon Blueberry Muffins

These will disappear as quickly as you make them!

Super Lemon Blueberry Muffins
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  4. 1/2 tsp. salt
  5. grated zest of 1 lemon
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1 cup milk
  8. 1/2 cup butter, melted
  9. 1 cup fresh, frozen or canned blueberries
Topping
  1. 1/2 cup melted butter
  2. 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  3. 1/2 cup white sugar
  4. I
Instructions
  1. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and lemon zest in large bowl. Beat egg in medium sized bowl, add milk and butter. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients. Stir unti just mixed (batter will be lumpy.) Stir in blueberries. Fill muffin pans 2/3 full and bake at 425 F. for 20 minutes.
Topping
  1. Combine melted butter and lemon juice. Measure sugar into separate dish. Dip tops of slightly cooled muffins in melted butter, then sugar. Makes 16 large or 32 small muffins.
Notes
  1. Book Reference - The Best of the Best - Vol. 1 (Page: 11), Enjoy! (Page: 15)
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The modern girl wears just as many clothes as her gramma, but not all at the same time.

Scotty’s Nest Eggs

One of our favorite bachelors loves to whip this up. – Update – Scotty is now married and we think this recipe did it!

Scotty’s Nest Eggs
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Ingredients
Each Nest
  1. 2-3 thin slices Black Forest ham
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1 Tbsp. cream 15 mL
  4. 1 heaping Tbsp. grated Swiss cheese 25mL
  5. sprinkle of dried basil
  6. English muffin
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg.F (180 deg.C). Grease large muffin tins. Line with ham and break egg over top. Add cream and sprinkle with cheese and basil. Bake 12-15 minutes. Serve on half a toasted English muffin. (Place water in any unused muffin cups to prevent damage.)
Notes
  1. Book Reference – The Best of the Best – Vol. 1 (Page: 33), That’s Trump (Page: 11)
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