Breakfast and Brunch
For a simple frittata, lightly beaten eggs flavored with herbs and/or cheese are poured into a skillet, cooked until set, and then placed under a broiler to brown the top. Unlike the French omelet, the frittata requires no skillful flipping or folding.
Crespelle (krehs-PEHL-lay), the Italian version of crepes, are very thin pancakes that are made from a batter of flour, eggs, and milk or water. Crespelle can be rolled, folded, or stacked with a savory or sweet filling.
Crespelle Recipes >>
Cornetti are a pastry/bread similar to a French croissant. Cornetti may be filled with a dollop of chocolate, jam, lemon curd, or Nutella but some regions use them as a form of roll without a sweet filling in the middle.
Cornetti Recipe >>
This deep-dish quiche has a rich and creamy filling with a fluffy, almost custard-like, consistency. It may be the creamiest textured quiche you ever ate.
Deep-Dish Quiche Recipe >>
A brunch can be a lot of fun because you can do almost anything you want with the menu. You can serve all of your favorite breakfast and lunch dishes at the same time. It combines wonderful savory foods with sweets, light fruit salads, and tasty brunch cocktails.
A Spring brunch menu that features Amaretto-glazed ham, orange smoothies, crostini, asparagus, ravioli with lemon cream sauce, and ricotta cookies.
Spring Brunch Menu >>
TIPS ON BUYING EGGS
Eggs sold in supermarkets in the US are packaged in cartons with the USDA shield on them indicating that they came from a USDA-inspected plant. Though not required, most egg carons contain a 'sell by date' beyond which they should not be sold. This date cannot be more than 30 days beyond the pack date. The USDA does require that egg cartons display the "pack date." You can find this date embedded in code on the side of the carton. The first 3 numbers, usually preceded by the letter 'P' indicates the plant number where they were packed. The last 3 numbers is a 3-digit code that represents the consecutive day of the year, starting with January 1 as 001 and ending with December 31 at 365.
Start Christmas Day, New Year's Day, or any special occasion with a delicious breakfast. Or if you are having a brunch with several guests, you can make a few of these dishes for a light breakfast buffet.
Holiday Breakfast Recipes >>
Mini Cream Filled Panettone >>
EGG - CITING
This omelet roll filled with ham and mortadella is served at room temperature as an antipasto or a lunch or brunch dish.
Omelet Roll Recipe >>
A great make-ahead baked French toast stuffed with berries and mascarpone cheese and topped with raspberry sauce.
French Toast with Berries Recipe >>