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Sweet Cherry French Toast

Sweet Cherry French Toast

Ingredients
8 slices French bread (1 inch thick)
6 Eggland’s Best Eggs, lightly beaten
1-1/2 cups 2% milk
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1/8 teaspoon salt

CHERRY TOPPING:
4 cups fresh or frozen pitted sweet cherries
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon sugar
4 teaspoons cornstarch
4 teaspoons cold water
Vanilla yogurt

Directions
Place the bread in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, syrup, sugar, orange peel and salt. Pour over bread; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In another large bowl, combine the cherries, orange juice and sugar. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Transfer bread slices to another greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Discard any remaining egg mixture. Bake at 400° for 7-9 minutes or until golden brown.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir in the reserved cherry mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over French toast; drizzle with yogurt. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Sweet Cherry French Toast

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Maple Nut Coffee Cake

Maple Nut Coffee Cake

Ingredients
1 package (16 ounces) hot roll mix
3 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1 egg
1 teaspoon maple flavoring

FILLING:
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
2 tablespoons butter, melted

GLAZE:
1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the contents of the roll mix and yeast packets with the sugar. Stir in water, butter, egg and maple flavoring; mix well.

Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 2-3 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45-60 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine sugar, walnuts, cinnamon and maple flavoring. Grease a 12-in. pizza pan. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into three portions. Roll each into a 12-in. circle. Place one circle on prepared pan. Brush with a third of the melted butter; sprinkle with a third of the filling. Repeat layers twice. Pinch around edge to seal.

Place a small glass in center of circle. With kitchen scissors, cut from outside edge just to the glass, forming 16 wedges. Twist each wedge five or six times and tuck ends under. Remove glass. Cover with a kitchen towel; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30-45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375°. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm coffee cake. Yield: 16 servings.

Recipe found here: Maple Nut Coffee Cake

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Easy Apple Strudel

Easy Apple Strudel

Ingredients
1/3 cup raisins
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups coarsely chopped peeled apples
1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
8 sheets phyllo dough (14 inches x 9 inches)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons canola oil

Directions
In a microwave-save bowl, combine the raisins, water and almond extract. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-1/2 minutes, let stand for 5 minutes. Drain. Add the apples, 1/3 cup sugar, flour and cinnamon; toss to coat. Set aside.

Place 1 sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface. Combine butter and oil; set aside 2 teaspoons. Lightly brush some of the remaining butter mixture over phyllo dough. Keep remaining phyllo dough covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to avoid drying out. Layer with 7 more sheets of phyllo, brushing each layer with some of the butter mixture. Spread apple mixture over phyllo to within 2 in. of one long side. Fold the short edges over filling. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting from the long side where the apple filling is 2 in. from edge.

Place seam side down on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. With a sharp knife, cut diagonal slits into top of strudel. Brush with reserved butter mixture. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Easy Apple Strudel

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Jelly Doughnuts

Jelly Doughnuts

Ingredients
2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
1/2 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
1/3 cup butter, softened
1-1/3 cups sugar, divided
3 egg yolks
1 teaspoon salt
3 to 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons jelly or jam
1 egg white, lightly beaten
Oil for deep-fat frying

Directions
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine milk, butter, 1/3 cup sugar, egg yolks, salt, yeast mixture and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (do not knead)

Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.

Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead about 10 times. Divide dough in half.

Roll each portion to 1/4-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. round cutter. Place about 1/2 teaspoon jelly in the center of half of the circles; brush edges with egg white. Top with remaining circles; press edges to seal tightly.

Place on greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Roll warm doughnuts in remaining sugar. Yield: 16 doughnuts.

Recipe found here: Jelly Doughnuts

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Frosted Pumpkin Doughnuts

Frosted Pumpkin Doughnuts

Ingredients
2 Eggland’s Best Eggs
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup evaporated milk
Oil for deep-fat frying

FROSTING:
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon evaporated milk
1 teaspoon grated orange peel

Directions
In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar and butter until smooth. Beat in pumpkin and lemon juice. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; gradually add to pumpkin mixture alternately with milk. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 5-6 times. Roll to 3/8-in. thickness. Cut with a lightly floured 2-1/2-in. doughnut cutter.

In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry , a few at a time, until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Combine frosting ingredients; spread over cooled doughnuts. Yield: about 3 dozen.

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Southwestern Eggs Benedict

Southwestern Eggs Benedict

Ingredients
4 medium red potatoes, cubed
3 tablespoons water
1 small sweet red pepper, sliced
1/2 cup sliced sweet onion
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 turkey bacon strips, chopped and cooked
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

SAUCE:
1-1/2 teaspoons butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
1 tablespoon chopped green chilies

EGGS:
1 tablespoon white vinegar
4 Eggland’s Best Eggs
Chopped plum tomatoes and minced fresh cilantro, optional

Directions
Place potatoes and water in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes or until tender; drain. In a large skillet, saute pepper and onion in oil until onion is tender. Add the potatoes, bacon, salt and pepper; saute 8-10 minutes longer or until potatoes are lightly browned.

In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in cheese and chilies; cook and stir until cheese is melted.

Meanwhile, place 2-3 in. of water in a large skillet with high sides; add vinegar. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer gently. Break cold eggs, one at a time, into a custard cup or saucer; holding the cup close to the surface of the water, slip each egg into water.

Cook, uncovered, until whites are completely set and yolks are still soft, about 4 minutes. Divide potato mixture among four plates. Using a slotted spoon, lift eggs out of water and place on potato mixture. Top with sauce; sprinkle with tomatoes and cilantro if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Southwestern Eggs Benedict

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Bacon Vegetable Quiche

Bacon Vegetable Quiche

Ingredients
1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup chopped fresh broccoli
3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
2-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cups fresh baby spinach
3 Eggland’s Best Eggs, lightly beaten
1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup crumbled tomato and basil feta cheese

Directions
Preheat oven to 450°. Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Reduce oven to 375°.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute mushrooms, broccoli and onion in oil until tender. Add spinach; cook until wilted.

In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, rosemary, salt and pepper. Stir in vegetables, cheddar cheese and bacon. Pour into crust. Sprinkle with feta cheese.

Cover edges loosely with foil. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Bacon Vegetable Quiche

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quiche lorraine

Quiche Lorraine

Ingredients

Pastry
1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening
2 to 3 tablespoons cold water

Filling
8 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled (1/2 cup)
1 cup shredded Swiss or Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
4 large eggs
2 cups whipping cream or half-and-half
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

Directions
1 In medium bowl, mix flour and salt. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle with cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost cleans side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons more water can be added if necessary).

2 Gather pastry into a ball. Shape into flattened round on lightly floured surface. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate about 45 minutes or until dough is firm and cold, yet pliable. This allows the shortening to become slightly firm, which helps make the baked pastry more flaky. If refrigerated longer, let pastry soften slightly before rolling.

3 Heat oven to 425°F. With floured rolling pin, roll pastry into round 2 inches larger than upside-down 9-inch quiche dish or glass pie plate. Fold pastry into fourths; place in quiche dish. Unfold and ease into dish, pressing firmly against bottom and side. Trim overhanging edge of pastry 1 inch from rim of pie plate. Fold and roll pastry under, even with plate; flute as desired.

4 Carefully line pastry with a double thickness of foil, gently pressing foil to bottom and side of pastry. Let foil extend over edge to prevent excessive browning. Bake 10 minutes. Carefully remove foil and bake 2 to 4 minutes longer or until pastry just begins to brown and has become set. If crust bubbles, gently push bubbles down with back of spoon.

5 Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Sprinkle bacon, cheese and onion in pie crust. In medium bowl, beat eggs slightly; beat in remaining filling ingredients. Pour into quiche dish.

6 Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe found here: Quiche Lorraine

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Chocolate Chip Coffee Ring

Chocolate Chip Coffee Ring

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

TOPPING:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking cocoa
1/4 cup cold butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Add sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 8-cup fluted tube pan.

For topping, combine the flour, sugar and cocoa; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips. Sprinkle over batter.

Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 20 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Editor’s Note: A greased 9-in. square baking pan can be used instead of the tube pan; bake for 45-50 minutes.

Recipe found here: Chocolate Chip Coffee Ring

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Loaded Breakfast Potatoes

Loaded Breakfast Potatoes

Ingredients
1-1/2 pounds red potatoes, cubed
1/4 pound bacon strips, chopped
3/4 cup cubed fully cooked ham
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Sour cream

Directions
Place potatoes in a microwave-safe dish and cover with water. Cover and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes or until tender.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon. Drain potatoes; saute in drippings until lightly browned. Add the ham, cheese, salt, pepper and bacon. Cook and stir over medium heat until cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Loaded Breakfast Potatoes

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