Breakfast bake
BAKED RICOTTA, PARMESAN & ROASTED RED PEPPER WITH PESTO

So what do you do when you are home alone, n hubby’s away on a business trip for 2 days ?? …. just spend quality time with yourself ? get that manicure u’ve needed ? call some girlfriends over? or rather hit the town with the ladies? watch a movie, read a book ? …
Well after work, i did watch a movie n got some time to read a book, and i also managed to annoy the hell out of a very dear friend … (hope I’m forgiven) … but what i was most happy to do was cook some vegetarian food !!!! My darling hubby is a hardcore carnivore … needs meat 3 times a day … n sometimes that can really get to you. So when i woke up yesterday i thought, no sausages, no burgers, so salami , no eggs … I’ll have something cheesy. And hence this lovely breakfast bake. Too much effort for one person … hell no ! I enjoy cooking for myself.

Ingredients

1 roasted red pepper, sliced into long strips
1/4 th of a beaten egg
4 heaped tbsps ricotta cheese
3 heaped tbsps Parmesan– the real stuff- grated
salt n pepper to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 a lemon – juice squeezed

You need a muffin tray to begin with …yaya i know mine don’t look anything like its been baked in a tray – but my tray was too shallow, and i ended up with a flat looking cheese melt. So there i have an excuse :p . So grease 3 tins, as this portion makes only 3 and is enough for only one person. Lay the strips of roasted pepper at the bottom and around the cup. Now mix the cheeses n egg+ salt n pepper. Fill the cups with it pressing the mixture down and packing it well. Throw some more grated Parmesan on top so when it bakes it looks pretty n crusty. Bake at 180C for about 20 mins. Cut around the sizes and giggle it out of the mold. Plate up, drizzle the olive oil, lemon juice+ salt n pepper dressing. Top it up with a dollop of pesto. Ready to eat !

Breakfast Pastries
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And this was my breakfast today … some sweet pastries. Can do just about anything with puff pastry. Here I’ve made different kinds – apple, cinnamon n brown sugar pastry, lime marmalade, raspberry n peach puffs. Just roll out the pastry, cut out your favourite shape, then make a light cut along the inside of the shape, so that your corners rise up. Put your filling- you can use anything you have at hand – even jam will do. Give it an eggwash, dust some icing sugar and bake them till they are well coloured.
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Comment :

noreply@blogger.com (Mango Power Girl)

Breakfast of the champions 🙂 looks so yummy…I had to go to lunch immediately after I saw the peppers! Pastry shots are beautiful & they look so good…too bad you had to enjoy it all alone ;P

noreply@blogger.com (Peter G)

Great breakfast idea Kate…nice to enjoy some solitude and cook up a feast for yourself. I also love the pastry idea a lot.

noreply@blogger.com (Kate / Kajal)

Mohini … indeed breakfast of the champions ! Really felt guilty all that alone :p

Peter, its easy isn’t it ?

noreply@blogger.com (maybelle's mom)

i love a savory breakfast. looks great.

noreply@blogger.com (Manggy)

I don’t know what you’re giving excuses for… That looks beyond decadent. I can’t believe how rich your breakfasts are! I don’t even eat breakfast! 😀

noreply@blogger.com (Antonio Tahhan)

I think I’m going to take a cooking day tomorrow since my plans got cancelled last minute… and there’s nothing like setting a good tone for the day with a delicious breakfast 🙂

noreply@blogger.com (cakebrain)

Your first pic just seems to hover in the air…it’s so cool! You eat pretty well when you’re alone! What a great way to treat yourself!

noreply@blogger.com (Stardust)

The ricotta drives me crazy!!! Everything looks so GOOD! You may like to convince your carnivore hubby some day. 😉

noreply@blogger.com (Passionate About Baking)

How scrumptious K…I think you could do with some herbivorous company like me; & I am pretty annoying too…so we can munch & annoy each other! Ooooooooh yummy; that tower looks great & just my kinda stuff in it. Can I make it sans egg? The pastry is really cool…shapes are such fun! Is there a recipe there…or did I miss it while I was drooling? xoxo Deeba

noreply@blogger.com (mycookinghut)

Breakfast looks great and the ricotta looks absolutely elegant and yummy!! I love the photo very much!

noreply@blogger.com (Kate / Kajal)

maybelle’s mom, i have my days, sometimes sweet sometimes savoury.

Manggy, haha thnx but they’re supposed alteast look vaguely like a small cup. N well i never ate breakfast either until i got married …hubby’s big on a proper breakfast 🙂

Tony, oh i’m so sorry, hope u do reschedule n go though. would like to see what you’re makin:)

cakebrain …aww thnx 🙂 and yeah i do eat well, irrespective of whether i’m alone or not !

Stardust , i’ve tried …still no luck !

Deepa .. haha that would be lovely. Eggs are ok …there is a wee bit inside also rite 😛 The recipe for the pastries is a no brainer, i’ve written abt it in the last para. But if u need more details, pls let me know i’ll mail ’em to you.

noreply@blogger.com (Rachel)

If I was alone at home..I would just gorge on that bounty all by myself……

noreply@blogger.com (Yasmeen)

Lovely shots kate. Your idea of breakfast in solitude is very creatively delicious.

noreply@blogger.com (Meeta)

It sometimes is quite good when the hubbies are away. I too enjoy cooking and photographing. Looks simply delicious!

noreply@blogger.com (bibliochef)

Ok, I confess: when I am on my own, I never eat this well. In fact, cooking for me is often about others and not myself. This may inspire me to new heights of cooking for one! Thanks.And I love teh site.

noreply@blogger.com (Kate / Kajal)

Mycookinghut, thnx , i adore ricotta too.

Rachel .. 🙂 aren’t we all such hogs !

Yasmeen , thanks, it fun sometimes.

Meeta .. i know ! i was home alone after almost a year, n could’nt help but feel all excited – just like Macaulay Culkin ..haha only i ended up cookin n takin pictures instead and chatting up friends on facebook.

bibilochef, i hope it does inspire you, i admit i dont always do this for myself … its all on the mood u see :p

noreply@blogger.com (Rosa's Yummy Yums)

Heavenly! That’s what I call breakfast! That recipe sound really good!

Cheers,

Rosa

noreply@blogger.com (eliza)

i guess when you’re alone, you’re getting triple creative with the time on your hands? 🙂
i love the danish pastries you made, they’re my kind of breakfast!

noreply@blogger.com (Lydia (The Perfect Pantry))

I’m pretty lazy when I eat breakfast alone (which is all during the week; only on weekends is my husband around for breakfast). Cheese, bread, eggs, cereal. You’re right, though; it’s easy enough to cook, and we’re worth it!

noreply@blogger.com (Alexa)

My kind of dish. I love the layers and all the ingredients sound so wonderful.

noreply@blogger.com (Sylvia)

Your breakfast is for a queen.Sometimes is good to be alone.
by the way, my hubby is carnivorous too, but I patiently started to teach him about the pleasures of the vegetarian life.Without overdo it

noreply@blogger.com (Kate / Kajal)

Rosa, thanks ! that was a good breakfast 🙂

eliza haha i guess with all the free time the mind does tend to work overtime.

Lydia , oh … only weekend .. u must be always looking forward to those.

Alexa, thnx so much 🙂

Sylvia … trust me i’m trying too … one step at a time :p Men can be so difficult sometimes !

noreply@blogger.com (Megan Cole)

Hi Kate!

I love your blog! I started reading it about a week ago. I am a self taught chef too. I cook mostly for my friends and family, and love trying new recipes. I have a food and cooking blog and would love your feedback if you ever have time. By the way, the pictures of your creations are beautiful.

Megan

noreply@blogger.com (johannabrannanlowe)

Did you eat breakfast in bed? Given that thought, you shall have crumbs galore between the sheets – how delightful!
Wonderful post, as always.

Johanna.

noreply@blogger.com (Yasmeen)

dear kate,
I have a well deserving award waiting for you at my blog. please do check it out.

noreply@blogger.com (Valentina)

What a lovely breakfast – well, both days really..

noreply@blogger.com (Mochachocolata Rita)

sometimes a girl needs a me, myself and i time, aye?

that looks like a mighty breakfast! 🙂

have you ever tried hong kong char chan teng’s breakfast combos?

noreply@blogger.com (glamah16)

I know what you mean. My boyfriend travels a lot so I use the time for me and to catch up on my veggies. If he had his way we would sausages and noodles all day long. Those pastries look fantastic!

noreply@blogger.com (Oakley Rhodes)

I live with friends but we rarely cook together, so I often am cooking for one. I love that I can eat whatever I want whenever I want, but I miss cooking for a family or a boyfriend. It’s nice to read up on people for whom my lifestyle is a treat, it helps get the glamor back!

noreply@blogger.com (Proud Italian Cook)

Kate,I would love to be alone and eat a breakfast like this! Ricotta is a dear friend of mine. This looks wonderful!

noreply@blogger.com (daphne)

what a great way to start the day-even without your hubs! =)

Love the layering and the sweets!

noreply@blogger.com (Piggy)

Beautiful! I love the breakfast pastry, it’s simple and yet looks so yummy.

noreply@blogger.com (Tom Aarons)

I think I’d be happy alone if I had any of that for breakfast! Yum!

noreply@blogger.com (Patricia Scarpin)

Well, this is MY kind of breakfast! Let me know if you need help with any extras… 😉

noreply@blogger.com (Snooky doodle)

these look nice and great photos. Sometimes its good to spend some time with yourself. I enjoy it 🙂

noreply@blogger.com (Lubna)

Gawd Kate…that looks so mouth watering and hogging it all alone, I envy you!!!

noreply@blogger.com (Midsummerprism)

Lovely! Cooking for ones self is so romantic!

noreply@blogger.com (Great Restaurants In Tempe)

The whole world of pastries has been out of reach to me since I’m allergic to nuts. Great recipe!

jz

noreply@blogger.com (Shantanu)

That’s a hearty power breakfast! I am in Vienna now, and they love their pastries and sweets.

noreply@blogger.com (Big Boys Oven)

what an awesome breakfast! I am sure it will last me till dinner time! 🙂

noreply@blogger.com (Aaron Kagan)

The cheese component look just like levivot, the Israeli fried cottage cheese cake.

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noreply@blogger.com (Deborah)

As much as I love cooking for my husband and I, I really cherish those moments when I get to cook for just myself and make whatever I want!

noreply@blogger.com (Alisa)

Lovely pictures you have here Kate! and I love your recipes as well. If you love pastries,there’s a great bomboloni recipe (an italian doughnut) at one of the websites I visited, you might like to check it out!I’ll keep coming back here to see your other recipes 🙂

noreply@blogger.com (Laura Kelley)

I indulge my vegetable cravings while married to a dyed-in-the-wool carnivore by allowing for Sunday to be a dining free-for-all from time to time.

This way I get my beet greens sauteed in nutmeg butter and my hubby can either join me or fend for himself. He’s a good cook, so this isn’t a problem.

Great blog!

noreply@blogger.com (Kate / Kajal)

Megan, oh thats nice, hope you like it here :)I’ll surly come n drop by.

Joanna, you know what ? i shouldn’t 😛 but who would bring it up for me ??? :p

Yasmeen, thanks so much, i’ll be right over to take a look.

Valentina, thnks 🙂

Rita .. oh yes she does ! n no i havent 🙁
these days i’m a lot more in Africa than in HK 🙁

Glamah16 … men and their eating habits !!

Oakley Rhodes, too much of anything is bad, sometimes being alone for too long is bad n sometimes having you family with you all the time is stressful. So the trick is to get that odd day out !!

PIC, yeah i think every woman would rite :p

Daphne..hehe ..true 🙂

Piggy, thanks

Tom, haha … thnx 🙂

Patricia … i sure will 🙂

Snooky Doodle, i know , u really need that time alone sometimes !

Lubna … haha sorry … next time i’ll save yo some !

Midsummerprism , 😀 it is !

jz , ooh ..sorry abt the allergy , but 2 thumbs up to pastries.

Shantanu ..oh wow ! u really are having fun !

noreply@blogger.com (nicisme)

Looks really good! I love it when hubby is away and I get to make just what I want!

noreply@blogger.com (Elra)

Kate,
Just came back from my vacation, still have jet-leg and your baked ricotta just might what I need right now.

noreply@blogger.com (Clumbsy Cookie)

Oh my! You sure know how to eat breakfast! Sometimes cooking just for ourselfs it’s such a pleasure, but sharing is much more fun! Anyway both the bake and the pastries are awesome!

noreply@blogger.com (Kate / Kajal)

nicisme …its fun sometimes is’nt it ?

Elra … haha come n get it …but by the time you come here you’ll be even more jet lagged !

Clumbsy Cookie … oh yeah .. we eat a very proper breakfast at home everyday ! hubby or no hubby !!

noreply@blogger.com (tigerfish)

Geez….I’ll spent time with myself too but I doubt I’ll make such lovely treats. The savory and the sweets…

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