25 December 2007

Blueberry Croissant Puffs & Happy Holidays to All!!!!

Christmas morning has come and gone. The stockings and presents have all been opened. The thank you's, hugs and kisses added to a long line of tradition and cherished memories. Christmas Day is a long drawn out affair for us. We start with Cranberry or Orange Juice Mimosas...the only day I allow myself champagne and juice for breakfast. What's up with that?? We have our individual Blueberry Croissant Puff which is both my daughters favourite and then we open our stockings. Then... we have the rest of breakfast which usually consists of Roesti potatoes, bacon, Canadian Back bacon, sausage rounds, "tattie scones" (sent by mom & dad from Ontario), eggs of our choosing and fruit salad with vanilla yogurt, walnuts and honey. Is this is a large breakfast...admittedly so!!!! But it stays with us till dinner! Then the unwrapping of presents begins.

This "tradition" started when we lived in Ontario and my daughter was young. We would always go to my mom & dads in Cambridge which was an hour away from our home. In later years my sister took over turkey duty and we all travelled to Hamilton instead. Boxing Day we travelled the 3 hours to my husbands family in Brockville. We always thought it important that our daughter wake up in her own bed Christmas morning...how else would Santa find her if she wasn't there!!! Since it was only the 3 of us for Christmas Day we would always have a leisurely breakfast and make the morning last as long as possible to savour every moment.

When I think about it the long drawn out breakfast and morning started when we we were single and living in Calgary. No family for miles, so, we savoured every moment together and then would adopt our friends who were in the same boat for Christmas dinner. They became our pseudo families until they had families of their own once they were married or moved away. Therefore our list of guests changed every year.

This Blueberry Croissant Puff is my daughters favourite, so, once again it is traditional to serve it Christmas morning. We have had Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake, Strawberry Stuffed French Toast..you name it...but this is hers.

I hope your Christmas Day has been as special as mine. I have enjoyed getting to know each and every one of you over the past 11 months in the blogosphere. Peace, love and happiness to you all. I also hope that your holidays have been everything you hoped for and more.

**Blueberry Croissant Puff**

3 large croissants, cut up
1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1- 250 g package cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teasppon vanilla
1-1/4 cups milk

Place croissant pieces evenly in 10 (1/2 cup) ramekins. Sprinkle with blueberries.

Beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gradually add milk, mixing until well blended. Pour evenly over croissant pieces. Let stand 20 minutes.

Bake at 350 F for 20 to 25 minutes or until set in centres and golden brown. Serve warm sprinkled with icing sugar.

Serves 10

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  1. What a delicious way to start Christmas day!
    Merry Christmas Valli!

  2. Oh my goodness, this sounds like an absolutely heavenly breakfast! I am definitely trying these. Thanks for another great idea, and very happy holidays to you!

  3. Your breakfast sounds amazing :) Blueberriesssss...I love them!
    Happy Holidays... Margot

  4. The blueberry croissant puffs sound like a great breakfast!

  5. I love all your traditions Valli, Sounds like you had a wonderful Holiday with your family!!

  6. Happy Holidays from a fellow PNW native. I think I've stopped by here before -- I just love your top banner photo.

    Happy Holidays...

  7. It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas!! That breakfast sounds AMAZING!

  8. That sounds like a fabulous was to start the day. I usually don't have much breakfast on Christmas day because of the long day of feasting that I know will come. I go straight to the presents :-)

  9. Darling Val. it sounds like you've made a lovely croissant bread pudding.

    What a great breakfast spread!

  10. This is really just a croissant bread pudding..but it is Christmas...you have to call it something special...which it is.

  11. What a beautiful post! Thanks for sharing such a great day with us!!! I love to know what are your traditions for Xmas... I like the champagne one ;-) je je je!


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