A Romantic Weekend Breakfast For Two

By on February 12, 2013

The weekends are a marvelous time to sleep in and stay warm in your bed. What better time to make a Delightsome Breakfast for two to share in your bedroom. We could take our time and put our favorite, romantic movie, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ on – just a few days ago we celebrated the 200th anniversary of this amazing story –

I have been wanting to create this beautiful dish ever since I saw it in the cookbook, Modern Hospitality: Simple Recipes with Southern Charm by Whitney Miller. She is a lovely young lady who at 23  crowned was America’s first MasterChef. This enabled her to print her first cookbook, it is a beautiful collection of her spin on Southern dishes – the photography is perfectly cottagy in a style that Whitney called, ‘Southern Chic Decor.’

Fresh Fruit and Granola Tarts

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 6 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cane syrup or maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 1 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 2 large bananas, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons honey (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest

Preheat the oven to 325°

Combine the oats, brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon, salt, syrup, and butter in a medium bowl. Divide the mixture evenly among three 41/2-inch tart pans with removable bottoms. Press the mixture into the bottom, but on the sides, of the tart pans. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and using the back of a spoon, press some of the granola into the sides of the tart pans. Return to the oven to bake for 3 to 5 minutes to set the crust.

Let the tart shells rest 3 to 4 minutes, then, using an oven mitt to protect the hand holding the tart pan, carefully remove the tart shells from the pans and place on a rack to cool.

Toss together the strawberries, blueberries, and bananas in a medium bowl.

To serve, place each tart shell on a small plate. Spoon the fruit mixture into the shells. Top each with a 1/4 cup yogurt. Drizzle with honey, if desired. Serve garnished with orange zest.

Makes 6 tarts

Well, plans didn’t turn out like I’d thought – we ended up watching some Princess Bride – another lovely, funny story. Dearest’s verdict is that he really liked these tarts!  It’s Groundhog Day – here in Georgia General Beauregard Lee saw his shadow thus forecasting for us six more weeks of winter. So much fun!

You can find Whitney Miller’s book, Modern Hospitality: Simple Recipes with Southern Charm here.

 

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A Romantic Weekend Breakfast For Two