Saturday, October 4, 2014

Gruyere, Leek and Potato Tart with Poached Egg

After having not posted forever, I finally have a post again, this time it actually comes from the sister Blog, Country Gourmet Traveler, but because it is really a breakfast blog, I have to post it on this Blog as well


Breakfast is a delicious Potato, Leek and Gruyere Tart with a poached Egg and Garden Greens. Simply delicious and relatively easy to prepare.

The Gruyere Tart can actually be made in advance and can be frozen, then you just defrost the Tart and bake it up again.

Of course you can as well use this dish for a lunch or a brunch..... anything is possible. I always think of Asia where there is no continental Breakfast as we know it, yes there are breakfast dishes, but not like we have in the Western World

Anyway, let's not talk too much, here is the recipe and enjoy

300 g Flour
135 g Butter
6 g Salt
120 ml Water

150 g Leeks
30 g Onions
10 g Garlic
150 g Potatoes
100 g Gruyere Cheese
120 ml Cream
120 ml Milk
3 ea Eggs
1 g Nutmeg
4 g Salt
2 g Pepper

Poached Egg
10 ea Eggs
1 l Water
50 ml Vinegar

Garden Greens
100 g Mesclun Lettuce
50 g Baby Carrots
50 g Green Asparagus
70 ml EV Olive Oil
30 ml Balsamic Vinegar

Mix all ingredients for the dough quickly
Keep in the fridge at least 2 hours, best overnight
before using
Roll the dough 3 mm thick, cut round discs and put in Individual quiche forms, punch holes with a fork and freeze
Bake at 180 C straight from the freezer till half baked

Cut the leeks in small cubes
Cut the onions in brunoise
Chop the garlic finely
Peel the potatoes and boil till soft
Saute the vegetables in butter, add potatoes
Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg

Beat egg, milk and cream till well mixed
Season withsalt and pepper

Put the vegetables in the quiches, pour Royale on top
Bake in the oven at 180 C till golden brown and baked

Bring the water and vinegar to a boil
Take the pan off the heat
Give the water a swirl and add one egg at the time
Poach to your desired cooking temperature

Plate the tart, put the poached egg on top
Cut the carrots and asparagus in fine slivers
Plate the salad next to the tart and drizzle with oil and vinegar

Recipe is for 10 friends

Friday, July 5, 2013

Noodle Soup for Breakfast

For us in the Western Hemisphere it might be a little unusual to eat noodle soup for breakfast, but believe me in Asia it is the norm. Yes one can have the traditional American or English Breakfast, but usually one has other savory treats here.

The noodle soup today was actually a really simple one, we just took some instant noodles, nice and spicy an cooked them as per direction, but then to make it a bit different we wok fried quick some oyster mushrooms and bok choy, then a hard boiled egg and finish....and yes it was delicious.

One might say now that it is nicer to have a freshly made soup, true, but not everybody has time to cook everything from scratch and I have to admit, some of the ready products are really quite nice, then with the little extra flavor one has a lovely meal that is quickly prepared.

Try it out, have an Asian start of the day, you will see that after that you have eaten enough but you won't feel overly full which is a great feeling to start the day

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Cute Breakfast

Good Morning everybody!

I know I haven't written in a while, but that does not mean that I have not had breakfast every day, no, I had great breakfasts daily and had a super start in the day.

Today I am not writing about what I had for breakfast, but about the cute photo I got sent the other day. I am not a big fan of food being dressed up un naturally, but this one really was very cute and I wanted to share the photo with all of you.

I often eat rice for breakfast as I am not going on that well with Gluten anymore (still love my bread and pasta, but have to reduce) I thought that the way it is presented is really great, just something different......still I would not do it for my breakfast, but it makes me smile

And I hope it puts a smile on your face

Have a great day

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My daily Breakfast nr.9

This morning was another Sandwich morning. Similar to the last breakfast sandwich, I had fried eggs, bacon and all the juicy sauces int he sandwich, but this time I got it served in a soft bun.

The eggs were still liquid and of course it dribbled on the plate and on my chin......yes not very "comme il faut" but so yummy.

To get every morning a nice surprise with breakfast is really a great way on how to start the day on a happy note.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

My daily Breakfast Nr 8, Champorado

Today I got a special treat. It is another Filipino Breakfast called Champorado. It is sticky rice cooked with a little sugar and cocoa powder. It is not really sweet, except you add some more sugar at the end

This was really special and I love the start, my fiancee used a really good cocoa powder from Barry Callebaut and it made the Champorado nice and dark and tasty, just as it should be

Then at the end she served it with a bit of milk on top, I added still a bit more sugar, so it was actually like a soft rice porridge with chocolate. It is a great breakfast as it is nice and filling and holds me easily through to the afternoon, when I usually have my lunch

The most important item on this dish is that you have a good sticky rice, then everything else is easy. The sticky rice makes everything a bit like a porridge. If the rice is still a bit al dente...that is how I like it, just with this gentle bite to it.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Breakfast Sandwich

Today I got e real treat, a breakfast sandwich.

Yes, it is nice to have a change, still the same ingredients, but presented a bit different. The sandwich had the following layers

White Toast
Tomato Sauce (Ketchup)
Cheddar Cheese
Fried egg, still with a bit runny egg yolk
Bacon, nice and crisp, but not dry
and topped with another white toast

I didn't even want to cut it in half, I just wanted to bite in it and everything started to ooze out, it was just so delicious, every bite was a treat

This sandwich and a cup of coffee just made me so happy and carried me through a hectic and busy morning.

Friday, July 13, 2012

My daily Breakfast nr. 6

Today had had another absolute treat, low cholesterol this time, at least sort of. I had rice, white scrambled egg with onions, tomatoes and peppers and a little beef stew. I tell you this is the real power breakfast.

We had some egg white left from making a Leche Flan, so ,y Fiancee used it to make scrambled eggs, Spanish style with peppers, onions and tomatoes, really nice.

Then we had a bit beef stew left from last night, so I had some of that and then of course the rice, the gluten free version of power int he morning.

Now I am ready to tackle the day, Friday the 13th.....had already my first ups and downs but there are more ups, so it will be a good day