If you follow me on Instagram, you might be familiar with my love for colourful, fruity sweet breakfasts by now. Parfaits, bruschettas, flatbreads, crepes, overnight oats and so on. I love food that is unconventional and yet simple to make so I make them often. Not only are they a great way of eating a variety of fruit but they also don’t make you feel guilty afterwards. Guilt free indulgence as we call it! Though I post these often, I’ve never bothered to put up a recipe because these are mostly made out of a mish mash of things from my refrigerator and I hardly ever measure anything. Now since I find quite a few of my followers asking for these recipes, I’ll post them anyway with approximate amounts. If you get the idea, it’s not that difficult to adjust the portions to your liking. The great thing is that they can double up as a healthy dessert or even a snack.
I used my pizza dough recipe to make the flatbread. You could use any kind of bread or flatbread. If I’ve made naan for dinner the previous night, I sometimes reserve a portion to top with fruits the next morning. If you want to serve it for a get-together, swap the bread for puff pastry and it’s still delicious. A dairy product (example yogurt, ricotta cheese, cream cheese)or a non dairy substitute (like coconut cream, nut butters etc) form the base/filling for my fruits. Then I balance the flavours by creating a sweet salty combination by either using spices and a pinch of salt, or broiling the fruit with a touch of balsamic vinegar or poaching the fruit in a flavourful infusion, either citrus juices or spicy concoctions. Then add some fresh green herbs like basil, mint, rosemary, thyme or oregano. Basically, make it your own.
I’m also taking this opportunity to apologise for the delay in putting up the Q & A Part 2 as promised. I’ve had too many outdoor assignments lately and it totally wears me out. On top of that school holidays can make life challenging enough. I’ll post it as soon as I can.
Sweet Breakfast Flatbreads
Flatbread (you can use this recipe) or your own pizza dough recipe or store bought flatbreads
3/4 cup Ricotta Cheese
Balsamic Figs (figs, quartered and broiled in a 200 degree C oven with a dash of balsamic vinegar for 10 minutes)
Strawberries, grapes, to serve
Fresh basil, to serve
Edible flowers (optional)
1 tsp Dukkah spices (home made or store bought) (Dukkah is an Egyptian condiment made of nuts, spices and herbs)
Trim the sides of the flat bread so you have a neat rectangle to work with. Spread ricotta cheese. Top with balsamic figs, strawberries grapes, basil and edible flowers.
Sprinkle with Dukkah spices. Enjoy!