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Valentine’s Day is special because it celebrates love, romance, and friendship. It’s a day to honour our wives, husbands, girlfriends, and boyfriends, and making breakfast in bed is one of the best ways to go about it.
Whether you know your way around the kitchen or not, we’ve provided a few breakfast-in-bed recipes below that anyone can try.
Let’s jump in!
French toast with caramelised bananas and vanilla honey
Start Valentine’s Day right with delicious French toast. Here’s how:
- Create a French toast spice mix in a small bowl with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of almond extract.
- Beat one large egg into your dry mixture.
- Add 300 ml of milk and whisk until smooth.
- Coat four slices of bread in the batter and add it to a frying pan on low heat.
- Flip the French toast when it is golden brown.
- Sprinkle caramelised bananas over the top and serve with a drizzle of honey.
To caramelise bananas:
- Add 100g of caster sugar to a frying pan and heat it on medium for two minutes.
- When the sugar is amber, add 50g of butter or margarine.
- Add quartered bananas to the frying pan and cook for two minutes on each side.
Alternatively, you can top the French toast with strawberries and cream, blueberries and honey, raisins, or anything else your special someone loves.
Bacon and egg-baked omelette (*metal-handled frying pan needed!)
This recipe is a piece of cake to make:
- Turn your oven on to 180°C.
- Turn your stovetop to medium and add a frying pan with 50g of butter.
- Add three eggs, 50ml of milk, 20g of butter, and 80g of cooked bacon in a bowl.
- Pour the mixture into the frying pan and crank the heat to high for one minute.
- Take the frying pan off the stove and pop it in the oven for six minutes.
Not a fan of bacon? Add mushrooms or tomatoes and cheese instead!
If you don’t have a metal-handled frying pan, you can cook the omelette on the stove (the benefit of the oven is it does the work for you).
Rolled stuffed toast.
The beauty of stuffed toast is you can stuff it with anything, from egg and bacon to strawberry and Nutella!
Here’s how to do it:
- Take a slice of bread.
- Fill it at the edge with cooked ingredients.
- Roll it up.
- Add the roll-ups to a skillet and fry on medium for two minutes.
Classic fluffy pancakes
Classic pancakes are simple to make and oh-so-delicious! Mastering them will make you the lord of breakfast and put you in the good books on Valentine’s Day.
You need these ingredients:
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour.
- 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder.
- 1 tablespoon white sugar.
- ¼ teaspoon salt, or more to taste.
- 1 ¼ cups milk.
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted.
- 1 egg.
Here’s how to make them:
- Add the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.
- Make a small well in the middle.
- In a jug, mix the wet ingredients.
- Add the wet ingredients to the large ingredients in the well.
- With a wooden spoon, fold the wet and dry ingredients together until they are only just combined (lumps are good for this recipe!).
- Put a frying pan on the stove on medium heat with just enough butter, oil, or margarine to coat the bottom.
- Take a spoon or cup, scoop out some mixture, plop it onto the frying pan and spread it out a little.
- Flip the pancake after two minutes or when it has released itself from the surface.
You can also add toppings to your pancakes in the frying pan, such as chocolate chips, blueberries, coconut flakes, or crushed almonds.
Note that the frying pan temperature can be reduced to low if the pancakes cook too quickly (burn) before the middle cooks.
So, there we have it! Our favourite breakfast in bed recipes for Valentine’s Day. Give them a go, and don’t be afraid to experiment with the recipes.