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Eggs Benedict – perfect any time of the day!

breakfast, Dinner, Non-meat dishes, Recipes - Kayla - February 17, 2009

Eggs Benedict is one of my all time favorite dishes. It’s perfect for any meal and simple to make.

Bring 8 cm (3-inches) of water to a boil. Reduce to a gentle simmer.
To keep egg whites from sprawling, crack eggs, one at a time, into a small dish, then slip into simmering water.
Cook in barely simmering water 3 to 5 minutes. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon and drain well.

Tips
Use the freshest eggs possible for oval shaped poach eggs.
Use cold eggs
The best pan is a shallow saucepan with large surface.
Eggs can be poached in dry white wine, chicken broth or tomato juice for added flavour.

Hollandaise Sauce
Hollandandaise sauce is the icing on the cake sort of speak.

It is not that difficult to make at all if you remember not to let the sauce boil as you are thickening it or let the water in the double boiler boil.

Hollandaise Sauce

2 egg yolks
4 – 8 tablespoons butter, cut or broken into small pieces
pinch cayenne pepper
salt and pepper
1 – 2 tablespoons lemon juice or white wine vinegar

Separte the egg whites from the york. Put the egg yolks in a metal bowl. Sit the bowl over a saucepan filled with cold water. Heat the water, beating the egg yolks constantly with a wire whisk. The water in the pan should not boil and the bowl should stay cool enough to hold with your hand.

*Tip save the egg whites for an egg white Omlete.

Continue beating the yolks constantly until they thicken. You will know when the yolks have thickened enough, when you begin to see the bottom of the bowl between strokes and the mixture forms a light cream on the wires of the whisk.

Immediately remove the bowl from over the water. Add the butter, in tiny pieces, whisking in each pat and allowing it to melt before adding the next. When you are finished, the mixture should be very smooth and light. Pass the sauce through a fine sieve and stir in the seasonings and lemon juice.

Tip: If the sauce is too thick, thin it a bit with cold water. Keep in a warm place.

Yogurt and Chive Hollandaise Sauce
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
150 g Greek-style yogurt
1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives
pepper to taste

So we have our poached eggs and hollandaise sauce, all we need now is english muffins and some ham slices.

1. Cut english muffin in half.
2. Place one piece of ham on english muffin half.
3. Gently place poached egg on to ham.
4. Pour the hollandaise sauce over the poached egg.

Now we have Eggs Benedict

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Wooed by SPECIAL K*

breakfast - Kayla - January 26, 2009

After being subconsciously wooed by Special K*’s  current television commercials, I decided to Google the brand and found the following recipe:

SPECIAL K* Banana Muffins

Ingredients

* 325 ml             1 1/3 cup        all-purpose flour

* 75 ml               1/3 cup           granulated sugar

* 15 ml               1 tbsp             baking powder

* 2 ml                 1/2 tsp            ground cinnamon

* 1 ml                 1/4 tsp            ground nutmeg

* 1 ml                 1/4 tsp            salt

* 375 ml            1 1/2 cup        Cereals Special K* cereal

* 1                                               egg

* 75 ml              1/3 cup          skim milk

* 50 ml              1/4 cup          vegetable oil

* 250 ml           1 cup              mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)

Directions

* In large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir in crushed cereal.
* In small bowl, beat egg slightly; stir in milk, oil and bananas. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until combined. Portion batter evenly into lightly greased or paper lined muffin-pan cups.
* Bake at 200°C ( 400°F ) for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch.

Nutritional Information

* PER SERVING:
* 145 Calories (610 kJ)
* 3.0 g Protein
* 25 g Carbohydrate
* 4.5 g Fat
* 1.0 g Dietary Fibre

* In keeping with good allergy practices, we remind you to be aware of allergens and to check labels on any packaged goods used. This recipe has been tested using Kellogg’s* products. Results with other products may vary.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

I don’t know if  Special K* cereal is the end all of cereals but I do know this,  it makes an already great banana muffin recipe even better.

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