A Lovely Breakfast In Bed

A Lovely Breakfast In Bed

by Rivky Markossian & Lela Casey from gromybrand.com

Imagine the look on your loved one’s face when they wake up on Valentine’s Day to a steaming cup of coffee and a sumptuous meal prepared by none other than you. This Valentine’s Day, skip the expensive dinner reservations and spoil your sweetheart with a personal celebration of your love.

Breakfast in bed doesn’t have to be complicated to be special. With just a few simple recipes and decorative touches, you can make your Valentine feel loved and pampered.

Presentation is an easy way to elevate your breakfast from ordinary to extraordinary. A rustic wooden tray and our Jade Stoneware Dinnerware Set provide an elegant showcase for the delicacies you’ve prepared. This speckled setting will give your meal an added air of charm and sophistication.

A Spinach Leek Feta Quiche is the ideal entrée to complement the Jade Stoneware Dinnerware Set. This light flaky pastry with cheesy spinach filling is both decadent and nourishing, the perfect entrée to any love story.

Spinach Leek Feta Quiche

2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 leek, sliced
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup spinach (200g)
2 eggs
1 cup double cream
¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
⅔ cup crumbled feta cheese
4 sheets of filo pastry
3 tbsp butter, melted
freshly ground black pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 360°F.
2. Place a saucepan over low heat and add the olive oil. Once oil is hot, add the leeks and garlic. Cover and allow to cook for about 5 minutes. Remove the lid and stir in the spinach. Cook for another 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for a few minutes.
3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and then pour in the cream and grated parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Fold in the cooked leeks, spinach, and crumbled feta cheese.
4. Grease a tart tin with butter. Brush each sheet of filo pastry with the melted butter and place the filo pastry sheets in the tin, one by one, at different angles so that each corner of the sheet isn’t overlapping on the rim. Spoon the filling into the center of the tin and spread the mixture out evenly with the back of the spoon.
5. Place the quiche in a preheated oven for 30 minutes.
6. Serve alone or accompanied by a side of fresh mixed greens. 

A personalized breakfast in bed gives you the opportunity to show your love just how well you know them. If your sweetie prefers sweets, start their Valentine’s Day with the warm ambrosial fragrance of freshly baked blueberry pie.

Blueberry Custard Pie

500g block shortcrust pastry
2 medium eggs, 1 separated and lightly beaten
2 tbsp caster sugar
250g ready custard
200g fresh blueberries 

1. Preheat the oven to 180 ̊C.
2. Reserve a quarter of the pastry block and chill. Roll out the larger piece on a floured surface and use it to line a loose-bottomed tart tin.
3. Line the pie crust with baking paper, fill with baking beans and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the beans and paper, and bake for another 5-10 minutes until it looks pale golden and dry.
4. Brush a little of the egg white inside the case to seal – this stops any leaks and keeps the base crisp.
5. Roll out the remaining pastry and cut into long strips. Arrange the strips on a floured baking sheet to make a lattice.
6. Mix together the whole egg, sugar (depending on how sweet the custard is) and custard, then pour into the pastry and scatter the blueberries on top. Use the remaining egg white to brush the pastry crust. Slide the pastry lattice carefully on top of the pie, press to seal the edges, and trim any strips that hang over the sides. Brush the lattice with egg yolk. For extra flourish, sprinkle demerara sugar (optional) on top.

This indulgent breakfast deserves an eye-catching setting. For a look that is both bold and elegant, try our magenta Cleo Stoneware Dinnerware Set.

Now that you’ve prepared your meal and laid out the tray, it’s time to add some Valentine’s Day flair. These easy-to-make hearts are a playful way to add color to your setting and show your Valentine just how much they mean to you.

They are super simple to make.
Grab the following supplies:
- Colored paper
- Pencil
- Scissors
- Liquid Glue or Glue Stick

Start by tracing a circle on a piece of colored paper (use one of our plates for a perfect circle). 

Cut out the circle and fold it back and forth to create an accordion shape. 

Fold the accordion in the middle and apply glue along one edge.

 Fold together to seal the edges.

Sprinkle the tray with hearts and Voila! You’re ready to serve your Valentine a meal they’ll remember forever.

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