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Nutcracker Inspired Brunch

Bring a taste of the famous Nutcracker ballet
to your table this year!



Cookbook author Lori Nawyn shares her ideas
for a Nutcracker inspired brunch.


Nutcracker Brunch Menu



Flowered Fruit Skewers with Maraschino Orange
Sauce



Princely Parfaits



Mini-Angel Quiches



Quick Christmas Breakfast Bake



Snowflake French Toast with Maple Syrup



Chocolate Waffles with Peppermint Ice Cream



Gingerbread Pancake Pops



Nut Muffins



Soldier’s Cornpone Smokies



Ballerina Cake



Chocolate Mice



Crown Cookies



Tea Scones



Cinnamon Coffee Cake



Strawberry Milk



Hot Cocoa



Cranberry Juice



Flowered Fruit Skewers with Maraschino Orange
Sauce



From Peachy: A Harvest of Fruity Goodness by
Lori Nawyn.



Cut melons with small flower cookie cutters
and place on skewers.



Princely Parfaits



Layer yogurt, granola, and berries in plastic
parfait cups.



Mini-Angel Quiches



Prepare your favorite quiche recipe and
divide into baking cups.
Garnish each finished quiche with two round
crackers to represent angel wings.



Quick Christmas Breakfast Bake



From the forthcoming book Simple Things by
Lori Nawyn, Covenant Communications, January
2014



1 medium white onion, diced
1 medium red onion, diced
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
4 eggs
1 ½ cups half and half
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
4 cups frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 pound bacon, cooked and drained



Preheat oven to 350.
Sauté onions, garlic, and mushrooms until
tender.
In a large bowl, beat eggs, half and half,
and pepper. Stir sautéed onions, garlic, and
mushrooms. Stir in hash browns and cheeses.
Cover tightly with foil. Refrigerate
overnight. Spray muffin tins with
nonstick spray. Divide mixture into each tin
(approximately 18). Bake 18-20 minutes or
until set. When partially cooled, remove mini
quiches from tins and wrap each with a slice
of bacon secured by a toothpick.



Snowflake French Toast with Maple Syrup



Cut snowflake shapes from slices of white or
Italian bread. Prepare as usual using your
favorite French toast recipe. Bake on
parchment lined baking sheet, turning once,
until done. Serve with maple syrup.



Chocolate Waffles with Peppermint Ice Cream



Use your favorite chocolate waffle recipe, or
locate one on the Internet. We used the
Hershey recipe online. Top hot waffles with
chocolate syrup, peppermint ice cream,
whipped cream, and crushed candy cane.



Gingerbread Pancake Pops



Use your favorite gingerbread pancake recipe
and bake in a cake pop maker. Serve on
lollipop sticks or halved paper straws. Dip
in honey, syrup, powdered sugar, sugar and
cinnamon, jam or jelly, applesauce, or
yogurt.



Nut Muffins



Use your favorite nut muffin recipe to make
mini muffins. Serve with honey or jams and
jellies.



Soldier’s Cornpone Smokies



Prepare cornbread or corn muffin mix. Using a
cake pop maker, fill each hole under 1/2
full. Insert 1/2 of a ‘Lil Smokie. Bake until
done. Serve with honey or barbeque sauce.



Ballerina Cake



Use a white cake per package directions. Top
with white frosting and coconut. We bought a
small tutu at the dollar store to attach to
the cake stand. If desired, bake matching
cupcakes and or mini cupcakes.



Chocolate Mice



Bake a chocolate cake mix in a cake pop
maker, insert one maraschino cherry in each
prior to baking. Attached almond ears and
white chocolate chip noses. We used melted
dark chocolate for the “glue” to attach the
noses.



Crown Cookies



Use a crown cookie cutter to make your
favorite sugar cookies. Decorate.



Tea Scones



Buy small scones at your local grocery or
specialty store.
Cinnamon Coffee Cake



Buy prepared cinnamon coffee cake from your
local grocer or specialty store. If desired
cut into shapes (heart, tree, angel, etc.)
with cookie cutters



Strawberry Milk



Hot Cocoa



Cranberry Juice



Find out more about Lori’s Book at www.lorinawyn
.com
.



Download Lori’s free Nutcracker Brunch
printables here.

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