Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Giveaway and 150 Best Breakfast Sandwich Maker Recipes Review!

As much as Brandy enjoys coming up with her own recipes, sometimes she likes to leave things up to the experts.  Maybe this is why when she learned about a brand new cookbook called 150 Best Breakfast Sandwich Maker Recipes she knew she'd have to get her hands on it.  "When I think of breakfast sandwiches, I think of the typical English muffin, ham, egg, and cheese combination, so I'd love to broaden my horizons a bit," as Brandy put it.

The cookbook was inspired by author Jennifer Williams's daughter going off to college.  Wishing to make sure her progeny was getting a good start to every morning away from home (and taking the confining nature of dorm rooms into account), she bought her daughter a breakfast sandwich maker, a wonderful little appliance that can cook ingredients separately in different compartments and then combine them into one piping hot portable meal while taking up very little counter space.  Ms. Williams then began to test all sorts of different recipes, combing familiar and unlikely ingredients to make an endless variety of breakfast goodies, from sweets to savories and everything in between.

Brandy loved the ingenuity of the recipes, which made it easy to start thinking up one's own ideas.  Though a lot of the recipes suffered from what Brandy calls the "Put An Egg On It Syndrome," that is to say adding an egg onto a dish that doesn't necessarily need it as to make it more breakfasty, the accessible nature of the recipes makes them easily customizable to any taste.  Among Brandy favorites were the Bacon Tomato and Swiss Sandwich, the Baby Spinach and Mushroom Omelet, and the Mushroom Quiche on a Turkey Sausage Crust, though the book contained recipes for almost every meal, including dinner entrees, dessert, and even a recipe for ramen burgers.  One perfect combination of sweet and savory that Brandy adored was the Florentine Sandwich and the Marmalade, White Chocolate, and Coconut Sandwich, which we have kindly been allowed to reprint for all of you below!

The writers of this blog were provided with a review copy of the cookbook, as well as the prizes for the giveaway in exchange for an honest review.  

Florentine Sandwich
Courtesy of 150 Best Breakfast Sandwich Maker Recipes by Jennifer Williams 2014 © www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission.

Preheat breakfast sandwich maker
1 tbsp   plain yogurt                        30 mL
12 tsp Dijon mustard                       2 mL
1           English muffin, split in half       1
        
14 cup baby spinach leaves             60 mL
            Nonstick cooking spray
1           large egg                                    1
Pinch    salt (optional)                      Pinch
Pinch    freshly ground black pepper (optional)  Pinch          

Spread yogurt and mustard on split side of one English muffin half. Place muffin half, spread side up, in bottom ring of sandwich maker. Top with spinach.
Lower the cooking plate and top ring. Lightly spray the plate with cooking spray, then crack the egg into the ring. Pierce top of egg yolk with a toothpick or plastic fork. Season with salt and pepper (if using). Place the other muffin half, split side down, on top of the egg.
Gently close the cover and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until egg is cooked to your liking. Rotate cooking plate away from sandwich maker and lift rings. Use a plastic or nylon spatula to remove the sandwich. Serve immediately.

Marmalade, White Chocolate, and Coconut Sandwich
Courtesy of 150 Best Breakfast Sandwich Maker Recipes by Jennifer Williams 2014 © www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission.

Preheat breakfast sandwich maker
2 tbsp   orange marmalade              30 mL
1           English muffin, split in half         1
1 tbsp   white chocolate chips          15 mL
2 tbsp   packed shredded coconut    30 mL
            Nonstick cooking spray
1           large egg                                    1

Spread marmalade on split sides of English muffin. Place one muffin half, spread side up, in bottom ring of sandwich maker. Sprinkle with white chocolate chips and coconut.
Lower the cooking plate and top ring. Lightly spray the plate with cooking spray, then crack the egg into the ring. Pierce top of egg yolk with a toothpick or plastic fork. Place the other muffin half, spread side down, on top of the egg.
Gently close the cover and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until egg is cooked to your liking. Rotate cooking plate away from sandwich maker and lift rings. Use a plastic or nylon spatula to remove the sandwich. Serve immediately.

But as if free recipes weren't enough, Brandy is giving away a copy of 150 Best Breakfast Sandwich Maker Recipes and a Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker to one lucky fan!  This contest will run from September 24th through October 1st.  Please read all the rules below carefully in order to be eligible and the best of luck to you all!
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8 comments:

  1. I love bacon, eggs, lettuce, and tomatoes on my breakfast sandwich.

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  2. My breakfast sandwich would be eggs, avocado, and hot sauce.

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  3. Eggs, bacon (thick sliced, baked in a cast-iron skillet in the oven), Havarti cheese on my homemade dinner rolls

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  4. I like bacon,eggs,cheese,green onions,mild cheddar cheese,and hash browns on a sandwich.

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  5. I'm thinking Brie, apples and maybe some caramelized onions?

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  6. Bacon tomato and Swiss sounds fantastic!!

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