Often I get asked if I will review different items on this blog. I haven’t done it as much recently as I haven’t been offered items I’m interested in reviewing.
I did just receive a cookbook called Breakfast: The Most Important Book About the
Most Important Best Meal of the Day.
I get to look it over, give my honest review, and offer one as a giveaway on Creative K Kids. I received no compensation for this review.
I have not made any of the recipes yet included in this book. I thought the book would be a normal cookbook full of breakfast recipes, which is my favorite meal of the day. I don’t usually eat breakfast, but I will eat breakfast foods for lunch and dinner often. Although this book does include recipes, it also includes why we make breakfast foods a certain way and the best way to cook the main foods that we consider “breakfast foods”.
It has topics such as:
- What’s the difference between brown & white eggs?
- 5 easy ways to make the best scrambled eggs of your life
- Four ways to upgrade your fried eggs
- How to make candied bacon
- How to make crispy potatoes every time
- How to make cold brew concentrate at home . . . and much more!
It has recipes for breakfast foods and for alcoholic drinks. That was not a plus for me as I do not drink alcohol. It also contained at least one swear word that I saw as I was flipping through the book. That did not make me happy as my kids will look at my cookbooks. The recipes and information presented in this book is very interesting and informative.
One recipe I can share with you is called Sticky Toffee Cinnamon Rolls. I absolutely love Cinnamon Rolls and Toffee, so I will have to give these a try.
- 1 1/2 cups warm water (100° to 110°F)
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 packets active dry yeast (1/4 ounce)
- 4 cups all purpose flour + more flour for work surface
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 4 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans, almonds, or walnuts (or a combination)
- 8 tbsp unsalted butter
- 8 ounces Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
- 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 4 tsp cinnamon
Combine warm water and sugar in a medium bowl.
Sprinkle yeast over top and set aside until foamy, about 5 minutes.
Add 4 cups flour and salt, stir with a wooden spoon until a shaggy dough forms.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until dough comes together, about 10 times.
Lightly oil a medium-size bowl. Add dough and turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside until doubled in size, about 90 minutes.
Combine brown sugar, butter, and maple syrup in a 10-inch skillet, preferably cast iron. (If you don't have a 10 inch skillet, you can do this in whatever skillet you have, and then swiftly transfer the toffee mixture to a 10-inch cake pan.)
Cook, stirring often, until sugar dissolves and mixture is evenly bubbling across the surface, 2-3 minutes.
Let cool slightly, then sprinkle with nuts. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Combine butter, dates, brown sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan and place over medium-high. Cook, stirring often, until butter melts.
Continue to cook, stirring and mashing to help break up dates, until mixture comes to a boil and dates are broken down, about 4 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.
Once the dough has doubled in size, turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
Divide dough in half (this will make it easier to work with).
Working with one at a time, roll each piece into a 12- x 16-inch rectangle.
Divide date mixture between the two pieces of dough, spreading all the way to the edges. Sprinkle each piece with 2 teaspoons cinnamon.
Starting from the long end, roll up dough and place seam-side down.
Cut dough crosswise into 2-inch spirals. Transfer rolls, cut sides down, to prepared skillet or cake pan, arranging snugly to fit.
Bake until golden and risen, 30-35 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before inverting onto a rack. Let cool slightly before eating.
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