The fourth book in the bestselling series from American Girl and Williams Sonoma, American Girl Breakfast & Brunch features over 45 delicious recipes that are accessible to young chefs. Inspiring photography, ideas for planning brunch parties with friends and family, and plenty of helpful cooking tips make this book the perfect gift for the budding chef in your life and a great gift for the many American Girl fans out there.
From muffins and pancakes, to cheesy egg sandwiches and cinnamon rolls, there’s something everyone will enjoy. This cumulative book starts with Breakfast Basics: a chapter dedicated to all the essentials to making a stand-out spread, including Easy Fried Eggs, Basic and Lemon-Poppy Seed Waffles, and four kinds of muffins. Next up is Sweet Treats, which is chockfull of favorites like Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting, Sweet & Savory Mini Scones, and other treats. Discover yummy additions to round out your breakfast, such as Maple-Glazed Bacon, a Coffee-Free “Latte,” and other drinks in Tasty Extras. You’ll find delicious and wholesome options in Good for You, such as a sweet Coconut & Chia-Seed Pudding and homemade granola. Egg-cellent Eats offers eggs in all forms: scrambled and wrapped inside Breakfast Burritos, fried inside a Toad in A Hole, and so much more. Gather your friends for some Crowd Pleasers that no one can resist, like Peach-Blackberry Crisp and PB&J Paninis.
Throughout the book you’ll find inspiring ideas and photography for making a party out of all the new skills and recipes you’ve learned along the way. Whether you want to surprise a parent with breakfast in bed, host an epic next-day sleepover breakfast party or a DIY brunch smorgasbord with friends, or simply improve your smoothie game, this book has got you covered.
American Girl Breakfast and Brunch goes with the exclusive line of cookware products from Williams Sonoma and American Girl, but these delicious recipes can also be made with the utensils you already have in your home. This companion title to American Girl Baking will be a staple in the kitchen for your little chef.
About the Author
American Girl is a premium brand for girls and a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. the world’s leading toy company. Since its inception in 1986, American Girl has been devoted to celebrating girls ages 3 to 12 through age-appropriate, high-quality dolls and accessories, books, clothes, movies, and unforgettable experiences. Best-selling lines include Truly Me™, Girl of the Year™, Bitty Baby™, and the classic historical character line BeForever.
Since its founding by Chuck Williams in 1956, the Williams Sonoma brand has been bringing people together around food.
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Scrambled Egg Chilaquiles
8 large eggs
Pinch of salt
¼ cup shredded
3 corn tortillas
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 large poblano chile, seeded and cut into thin strips
2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
MAKES 4 SERVINGS
In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, and salt until nice and frothy. Stir in the shredded cheese. Set aside.
Stack the tortillas and cut the stack in half, then cut each stack into wedges or crosswise into strips about ½ inch wide. Set aside.
Put the canola oil in a cast-iron skillet or large nonstick frying pan and set the pan over medium heat. Add the chile and cook, stirring often, until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the tortilla wedges and cook, stirring constantly, until they begin to brown, about 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low, pour in the egg mixture, and cook, stirring often and scraping the pan bottom to prevent sticking, until the eggs are set but still moist, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Gently stir in the tomatoes and serve right away.
Table of Contents
Best Meal of the Day! 7
Cinnamon Toast Cereal 18
Ricotta Pancakes with Spiced Bananas 21
Buttermilk Pancakes 23
Perfect Scrambled Eggs 24
Easy Fried Eggs 27
Coffee Cake Muffins 28
Pumpkin Spice Muffins 30
Basic Waffles 31
Whole Wheat-Blueberry Waffles 32
Strawberry Jam Muffins 36
Mini Blueberry-Oat Muffins 39
Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing 43
Lemon Quick Bread 45
Bite-Sized Berry Scones 46
French Toast Roll-Ups 49
Cinnamon-Sugar Donut Holes 50
Vanilla-glazed "Toaster" Pastries 53
French Creped with Jam 55
Banana-Filled Creped with Chocolate Sauce 56
Good for You
Açai Bowls 60
Chia-Seed Pudding Jars with Fresh Fruit 63
Quinoa & Berry Breakfast Bowls 64
Power-Packed Fig Bars 66
All-Star granola 67
Cinnamon-Spiced Oatmeal with Fruit & nuts 68
Fruit Smoothies 71
Fantastic Fruit Salad 75
Scrambled Egg Chilaquiles 79
Breakfast Pizzas 80
Breakfast Burritos 84
Classic Omelet 87
Mini Frittatas with Spinach, Bacon & Cheese 88
Cheesy Egg & Sausage Sandwiches 92
Egg & Cheese Breakfast Tacos 93
Toad in a Hole 94
Breakfast Quesadillas 99
Breakfast Biscuit Sandwiches 100
PB&J Panini 103
Bread-and-Butter Pudding with Pears 104
Croque Monsieur 105
Peach-Blackberry Crisp with Yogurt 109
Tomato & Mozzarella Strata 110
Individual Baked Eggs with Spinach & Ham 113
Flavored Cream Cheese Six Ways 117
Strawberry Refrigerator Jam 118
Honeyed Whole-Wheat Bread 119
Maple-glazed Bacon 120
Hash Browns 122
Fresh Mint Tisane 123
Whipped Hot Chocolate 125
Coffee-Free Latte 127