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7 indulgent breakfast ideas for Christmas Day

by Malou Herkes

published on 3 December 2018

Christmas morning is all about the Buck’s Fizz and a good breakfast, and this round-up of our favourite indulgent breakfast recipes will be sure to kick off Christmas with a bang. From blueberry and cream cheese pancakes to creamy baked eggs, there’s something here for everyone.

Panettone | Christmas baking

Panettone Perdu from Six-Minute Showstoppers by Sarah Rainey

Elevate eggy bread to a whole new level by swapping in slices of festive panettone, soaked in sweet custard that have been spiked with orange zest and nutmeg. Fry until crisp, golden and utterly delicious, then serve with an orange and cranberry syrup. 

Order a copy of Six-Minute Showstoppers here.

Stewed Spinach Eggs | Christmas Breakfast

Stewed Spinach Eggs from The Little Swedish Kitchen by Rachel Khoo

Creamy, herby and with just a little spice, Rachel Khoo’s Stewed Spinach Eggs from The Little Swedish Kitchen are the heartiest way to start Christmas Day.

Get The Little Swedish Kitchen here.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pancakes | Christmas Breakfast

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pancakes from Cravings: Hungry For More by Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen’s Blueberry Cream Cheese Pancakes are the ultimate comfort food breakfast. Chrissy says; “Little bombs of cream cheese melt into the batter as it oozes across your griddle [and] the little bit of vinegar makes the pancakes puff”. You can swap the blueberries for dried fruit, like cranberries or raisins, and serve it with seasonal fruit, such as pomegranate seeds or stewed apples. 

From the book

Nigella Lawson Turkish Eggs | Christmas Breakfast

Turkish Eggs from At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking by Nigella Lawson

Whipped salted yoghurt with garlic and red pepper flakes, poached eggs and dill to garnish, Nigella’s Turkish Eggs from At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking are a breakfast dish to die for. 

Buy At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking here.

Baked French Toast with Candied Bacon | Christmas Breakfast

Baked French Toast with Candied Bacon from Gail’s Artisan Bakery Cookbook by Roy Levy

You can’t get more indulgent than this Baked French Toast with Candied Bacon from Gail’s Artisan Bakery Cookbook. Glaze the bacon with honey and cayenne, sprinkle with chopped pecans, and bake until candied, then serve on rich French toast. Heaven.

Order Gail’s Artisan Bakery Cookbook here.

Welsh Rarebit | Christmas Breakfast

Welsh Rarebit from The Book of St John by Fergus Henderson & Trevor Gulliver

Who doesn’t love cheesy toast? This Welsh Rarebit is made with Guiness, cayenne, mustard powder and mature strong Cheddar cheese for a rich, indulgently delicious breakfast. 

Order a copy of The Book of St. John here

Sweet Cranberry Pancakes | Christmas Breakfast

Sweet Cranberry Pancakes by Marika Gauci

Get your kids in the kitchen on Christmas morning with Marika Gauci’s simple recipe for Sweet Cranberry Pancakes. Get them mixing up all the ingredients, before dolloping in a frying pan and serving up. At least a short-lived distraction from present opening. 

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