I try not to blog recipes that I found on other food blogs. Why? - well because they already exist somewhere out there in the blogisphere and if someone wants that recipe they can find it elsewhere on the World Wide Web. If you frequent food blogs you will often notice popular recipe trends. There are several things that appear over and over again on thousands of blogs. There have been the run of homemade pretzels and bagels and cake pops galore. And while I enjoy reading all of those blogs and everyone's rendition of the recipe, I don't want to pollute the blogging community with one more perspective of the same recipe. I try really hard to be original with my posts and while there is no way that everything I cook is going to be something that hasn't been done before, I try to steer clear of reposting recipes exactly as they appear on another person's blog or even recipes that have been inspired by another person's blog. I mainly try to post recipes that I find online (Food Network or MyRecipes), in cookbooks or in magazines; not things that I found on another food blog. This doesn't mean however that I don't cook these delicious finds from other blogs. I do all the time, I just try not to post them.
This is my one exception. I found this on a blog several months ago and have made it a few times. It is always a HUGE hit and ever so pretty. When I made it for Easter brunch I couldn't resist. I snapped photos as I assembled and knew that I couldn't keep this one a secret any longer. It makes such an easy breakfast pastry that never fails to please. This recipe in my opinion is worth reposting. I want it to get to as many people as possible and if it means overexposure for this indigo treat then I am willing to take the risk!
Blueberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Pastry
Adapted from My Kitchen Snippets
6 oz of low fat cream cheese
1 egg - separated
3 tbsp of powder sugar
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberry
1 (11 oz) tube of bread stick dough
1/2 cup of powder sugar
2 tbsp of milk
1) Preheat over to 350 degree F. In a bowl combined soft cream cheese, powder sugar and egg yolk.
Mix until well combined.
2) Remove breadstick dough from the tube, unroll it and separate the dough and you will have two rectangles. Join the dough up by placing both dough rectangles horizontally on a lightly greased baking sheet. Press the seam together
3) Spread cream cheese mixture onto the center of the dough.
Sprinkle the blueberry on top of the cream cheese. Separate the dough perforations up to the cheese mixture (You might need a scissors for this) Slightly pull and stretch the dough strips.
4) Start from the top and bring and braid dough strip to cover the filling.
Braid until every breadstick strip has been crossed over another.
Make sure to tuck and seal both ends of the loaf
5) Beat the egg white and brush it all over the loaf.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool the loaf.
6) Combined the powder sugar and milk. Whisk until smooth. Drizzle all over the cool loaf before serving.
Make sure to let the pastry cool before pouring the glaze. I didn't this time I made it and I lost alot of the glaze as it melted off and slid onto the baking sheet.
Below is my simple brunch table setting. I didn't get fancy at all. Casual and laid back was the theme. It was only three of us so I made three dishes and they were all simple and satisfying.
One Year Ago: Coq Au Vin - well worth the work!