A Romantic Weekend Breakfast

For Two

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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 -

weekend breakfast 2I 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
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  2. 6 tablespoons light brown sugar
  3. 6 tablespoons chopped pecans
  4. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 6 tablespoons cane syrup or maple syrup
  7. 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  8. 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  9. 1 1/3 cups blueberries
  10. 2 large bananas, sliced
  11. 1 1/2 cups whole milk, plain yogurt (or vanilla flavored)
  12. 2 teaspoons honey, optional
  13. 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, syrup and melted butter in a large bowl. Divide the mixture evenly between three 4 1/2 inch tart pans with removable bottoms. Press the mixture into the button, but not onto the sides of the pans. Bake for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from the oven. Using the back of a spoon, press some of the granola into the sides of the tart pans. Return to the oven and bake for 3 to 5 minutes to set the crusts. Let the tart shells rest for 3 to 4 minutes, then using an oven mit to protect the hands, carefully remove the tart shells from the pans and set on racks to cool completely.
  3. Toss together the sliced strawberries, blueberries and sliced bananas in a medium bowl.
  4. To serve, place each tart shell on a small plate, spoon the fruit mixture onto the shells. Spoon 1/4 cup of the yogurt, drizzle with honey, if desired. Serve garnished with orange zest.
Adapted from Whitney Miller, 'Modern Hospitality, Simple Recipes with Southern Charm
Adapted from Whitney Miller, 'Modern Hospitality, Simple Recipes with Southern Charm
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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 forcasting for us six more weeks of winter. So much fun!

I hope you’re having a blessed weekend.

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

I will be sharing this post with these Delightsome blog parties:

Time to Shine ~ A Diamond in the Stuff 

Table Top Tuesday ~ A Stroll Thru Life
One Project at a Time ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons
Be Inspired ~ Elizabeth & Co.
What’s It Wednesday ~ Ivy and Elephants
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday ~ Primp
Wow Us Wednesday ~ Savvy Southern Style 
Show & Share ~ Southern Lovely
Transformation Thursday ~ Shabby Creek Cottage
The Country Homemaker ~ Dolly is Cooking
Home Sweet Home ~ The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday ~ French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration ~ Common Ground
Foodie Friday ~ Rattlebridge Farm
Shabbilicious Friday ~ Shabby Art Boutique
Saturday Nite Special ~ Funky Junk Interiors
Saturday Nite Special ~ Funky Junk Interiors
Strut Your Stuff ~ My Crazy Beautiful Life
Pink Saturday ~ How Sweet The Sound

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Comments

  1. Oh wow this looks delicious! I was going to say I will be right over but my hubby is making us a late brunch right now! We are having black bean & scrambled egg burritos!

    I am going to have to check that book out!

  2. What a delightful looking breakfast! The granola tarts are beautiful — I often do a yogurt/fruit/granola parfait kind of thing, but I may have to see if I can find some little tart pans to try that out — wait a minute! I wonder if I could shape the granola in those little pancake shape thingies — the metal ones that you set on a griddle? I have a set of heart shaped ones . . . .

  3. What a lovely breakfast – who wouldn’t feel “special”!

  4. OMG These look so good!! I love how simple yet beautiful they look. You just sold me the book!

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

    • You’re going to love it! She has such interesting recipes – with a Southern twist! Have a blessed weekend,
      Kathy

  5. It’s wonderful to spend time together as a couple and make every day special. We just watched the old Pride and Prejudice…it’s one of our favs! Enjoy your weekend my friend!

    • We thoroughly enjoy this time in our lives, we just came back from cleaning out a flower bed in the front of the Old Presbyterian church. We rent their fellowship building for our services. We enjoy working in the garden together.
      Have a blessed weekend,
      Katy

  6. Yum! Your breakfast looks delicious. Love scrambled eggs and the fruit tart looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

  7. Wow this is so pretty and looks yummy as well. I love the rose delicate china cups so pretty. Hugs

  8. Not only beautiful to the eye, I can only imagine how wonderful it tastes!!!
    Hope you’ve had a wonderful Saturday!!!
    Cindy

  9. Oh I love this.. It all looks to pretty and yummy. Can’t wait for Sunday breakfast.

  10. What a fabulous breakfast! xo

  11. Oh my this looks like a picture in a cooking book, it looks fabulous what a great weekend breakfast!

    Carol

  12. That breakfast and that movie would make a perfect morning to me!

  13. So romantic and delicate!
    Thanks for the recipe – and the wonderful photos!
    Have a nice sunday! – Siret

  14. The cup is really pretty. I’m rewatching BBC 1995 Pride and Prejudice this wwekend: two episodes every evening! Colin Firth is just perfect in it!

  15. Krystynna says:

    Looks yummy Mom :) I’ll be over in a half hour…I’m hungry. lol

  16. Thisn is a wonderfulpost aqnd the recipe is divine… I have to find my tart pans now…… looks so yummy!!!!!

  17. Dear Kathy,
    How lovely! I am glad you showed this to us. I would love to try those sweet little “nests”.
    Thank you, Ruthie from :http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

  18. The granola tarts are really beautiful, Kathy. What a delightsome breakfast!

  19. Not only does this sound yummy, but it looks beautiful. Great breakfast. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  20. The tarts looks just as good as the picture in my cookbook. Looks yummy! I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe.

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