If your evening meal normally begins with a cocktail, why not start your morning with a handcrafted mocktail? I love using my juicer to create a wide variety of healthy juices. For this recipe I fresh-pressed about six or seven carrots and two peaches to create a not-too-sweet juice. For added flair and interest, I juiced just a tiny piece of ginger. If you love ginger as much as I do, this adds that extra zing to really get you going in the morning. Feel free to adjust to your own palate.
Savory Course: Smoked Salmon Pie
For our first course, I wanted to explore the savory side of breakfast. An indulgent breakfast calls for luxury ingredients, making this Smoked Salmon Pie the ideal selection. The homemade crust is perfectly flaky, and a hearty dose of cream in the egg custard filling will simply make you swoon. Fresh dill offers a light finish to prepare your palate for the next course.
Sweet Course: Fresh Berries with Lemon Cream
Now it's time to tantalize your taste buds with a sweet treat. These Fresh Berries with Lemon Cream cap off an indulgent breakfast with just the right note. Seasonal summer berries are highlighted with an easy lemon cream. Lemon rind, lemon juice, and sugar reduce to a sweet-tart citrus syrup that is gently folded into whipped cream. (Try not to lick the bowl!) A cup of piping hot espresso is the only way to finish off this multicourse breakfast before tackling the day. Of course, you could always curl up with a good book and stay in bed even longer.