Monday, March 12, 2012

Customizable Bread Bowl Breakfast

Perfect Pairing:  Refrigerator leftovers
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Recently I had a wonderful winter retreat with some of my very best girlfriends at my family’s lake house.  There was a lot of chatting, sipping wine, and relaxing.  We each took charge of a couple of meals and ate really well over the weekend. 
I wanted to do something fun and different for one of the breakfasts and came across an idea for eggs in a bread bowl.  Not only were these guys delicious, they were completely customizable.  I laid out all of the components and let everyone go to town with their creations.
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I recommend using a crusty French bread roll for this recipe. You just cut off the top, scoop out the inside, fill it with your favorite ingredients, add an egg or egg white, and bake in the oven until the egg is set.
The Perfect Pairing for this recipe is whatever you have leftover in your refrigerator!  Below is a summary photo of what I used. 
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I will definitely be making these again!  They are perfect for a big group breakfast.
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Customizable Bread Bowl Breakfast
Lindsay at Perfecting the Pairing

Ingredients:
·         8 crusty bread rolls
·         2 Tb butter, melted
·         Salt and pepper
·         Assorted fillings*
·         8 eggs
Directions:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.  Slice off the top of each roll and scoop out the soft bread inside, leaving the sides of the roll intact.  Brush the inside of each roll with the melted butter and season with salt and pepper.
Let your guests fill the roll with their favorite toppings*.  Crack an egg or egg white on top, season with salt and pepper, and place on a cookie sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes and then cover the pan loosely with foil.  Bake an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the egg is just set.
*Grape tomatoes, cilantro, parsley, thyme, shredded cheese, herbed goat cheese, caramelized onions, pre-cooked breakfast potatoes, spinach artichoke dip, deli ham, cooked sausage, crumbled bacon, onions, mushrooms, spinach, feta cheese

43 comments:

  1. Omg...this is so cute. I'd love to try some :)

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  2. Gorgeous photo! I just found you via Tasty Kitchen, and so glad I did :)

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  3. These are so beautiful and amazing!

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  4. Great and easy idea. Will try them at my mountain retreat this weekend. Thank you.

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  5. I first saw this recipe on a blog called In Sock Monkey Slippers.

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  6. Amazing idea! Pinned it to me Pinterest! And following you via twitter :)
    LOVE your blog! So happy to find you/it! :)

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  7. Lindsay, I've been meaning to comment on your blog for a while. Devon linked to it on FB. Your cucumber sandwiches were a big hit at a party I had recently, and I was so thrilled to see you in the features on TastyKitchen today! Congratulations on your success and keep up the good work.

    Becky Ray

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  8. What a great idea! I love baking eggs with ham. Guests love it. But I usually do this in muffin tins...the bread bowl and make-your-own concept is fabulous!

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  9. Wow, you have nicer leftovers than I do.

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  10. Thanks for the great idea for Easter brunch, which we want to be interactive. Have done the omelets in a bag before so this will be another wonderful recipe for everyone to be involved.

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  11. They look awesome! I hope to try these soon. I found your blog on Pinterest!

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  12. oh god these are ridiculously sexy
    i'm making them in 5 hours
    ican'twaitican'twait aaaaaaaaaa

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  13. People actually have leftover caramelised onions? That would never happen in our house! LOL Love the idea though.

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  14. This looks really good I'm going to try it...
    My "Everything but the kitchen sink Potato Soup" is to die for.
    Loving creating good food with leftovers.

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    1. please share your Potato Soup recipe! Thanks.

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  15. this sounds and looks fantastic, but watch your cooking time, 30-37 minutes is close to a well done egg.

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  16. I saw this on Tasty Kitchen! I love this idea, absolutely perfect for a group of people and no hassle with making pancakes or omelets!

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  17. Found you via Tasty Kitchen, love this idea, thanks!

    Cindy Sue

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  18. I have a question....does this baking time cook the yolk as well as the white? I love the idea, but would like to have a runny yolk.

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  19. Making this right now and it is soooo easy! Great way to use leftovers.

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  20. This breakfast seems perfect for a weekend retreat. I need one of each, a weekend retreat and a breakfast bowl :)

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  21. I made bread bowls using Longaberger's Low Bowl with the Hearty Beer Bread Mix(you get 4 bread bowls with 1 package) and served Longaberger's White Cheddar Potato soup in them. Everyone LOVED it.

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  22. I just made this but I think I over stuffed them with things.. my eggs were running off the side before I could get them into the oven. Next time bigger rolls I think would work best

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  23. I am starting Mouth Watering Mondays and will include this in my post. Such a great idea!! They look fantastic!!!

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  24. These are phenomenal! I use cuban dinner rolls cut in half and use the ingredients listed here but also different ones such as broccoli, carrots, spinach, sausage etc. I find that scrambling the eggs instead uses less eggs and you don't have to worry about the whole egg spilling over the top of the roll because it's so stuffed :) thanks for the amazing recipe!

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  25. Yeah saw these on 2 other blogs months ago. not original.

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    1. Can you please point me to the blog that has this posted earlier than this author's original post date of 3/12/12? This post was from over 2 months ago.

      As far as I can tell all posts regarding this recipe have been subsequent to this post and use the original photos from this post. In any case, I applaud people using the internet to be creative and share their passions with friends. We need more people using the internet to share ideas and creativity and less using it for criticism and negativity.

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    2. amen... sometimes, just because a thought enters your head, you shouldn't share it. some people just can't help themselves. i guess that person thought that the author of this idea should have researched the internet extensively before posting her awesome idea. apparently not bright enough to consider that more than one person can have the same brilliant idea without even knowing it! absolutely no room for haters here!

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    3. My mum made us these (in Australia) 30 years ago, long before blogging was happening. Seeing it here brought back some lovely memories and has inspired me to make some for my kids. I doubt very much is original these days, but don't let that get in the way of a rant. :)

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  26. Hey, can these be frozen?

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  27. My son and gang loved making these! Perfect for any group of sleep over's.

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  28. Found this on pinterest. Making them tomorrow for my first football brunch of the season! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. So you crack open the egg and add it in the top?? Can you boil it for 8 mins then crack open add it to the top? Just curious :))

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    1. Yep, it is that simple! I suppose you could pre-boil the egg if you want it really cooked but you could also leave it in the oven a little longer. Let me know if you try it!

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  32. Would love an easy recipe for the spinach and artichoke dip mentioned above

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  33. This sounds really good, my family likes to have breakfast for dinner. I found this on Facebook. Do u have anymore yummy recipes if so email me at pamspencer86@gmail.com thanks

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