Father's Day is celebrated to honor our fathers, grandfathers or even great grandfathers. We can honor them by various things which make them feel special and good. You can throw a big party for them or take them out for a movie. Take them out for shopping and even to their favorite bar. The easiest way to make them happy is to make them a truly lip-smacking breakfast. They will be pleased at the efforts that you've made for them. Just make sure you get their likes and dislikes right. As for easy recipes, there's a whole list of them in the next section. Read on!
Special Breakfast For Father's Day
Oatmeal Currant Scones
Father is the backbone of the family and he should be honored for that. Here are some special father's day breakfast recipes to please our fathers this Father's Day.
Father's Day Breakfast Recipes
- ¼ cup of orange juice or Grand Marnier.
- ¼ cup water.
- 1 cup of currants.
- 2 cups rolled (old fashioned) oats.
- 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour.
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar.
- 2 tsp baking powder.
- 1tsp baking soda.
- 1 tsp salt.
- 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into 16 pieces.
- 1-1/3 cup of cold milk.
- Preheat the oven to 375F (190 C)
- Heat orange juice and water in a pan. Add currants and simmer for 1 minute. Set aside to cool.
- In a food processor, grind oats with flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add butter and grind in short spurts until it has the consistency of sand. Transfer to a large bowl. Add milk and currants with their liquid. Stir until mixture comes together.
- Form dough into a ball with your hands, adding additional milk if needed. Press or roll out the ball of dough until it is 1-inch thick. Cut dough into 16 squares or triangles and bake on an ungreased baking sheet for 15 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges.
- It makes 16 oatmeal currant scones.
Strawberry Lemon Pancakes
- 2 each basket strawberries.
- ½ cup honey.
- 1 cup orange juice.
- 2 cup unbleached flour.
- 1-1/2 tbsp baking powder.
- 3 tbsp maple juice.
- 2 cup milk.
- 3 tbsp butter.
- 2 each egg yolks, beaten.
- 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice.
- 1 tbsp lemon rind, grated.
- 2 each egg whites, stiffly beaten.
- 1 tbsp oil.
- Clean and cut strawberries. Crush ¼ of them. Combine crushed berries and their juice with honey and orange juice. Gently stir in remaining berries.
- Set this topping aside until pancakes are ready.
- Sift together flour and baking powder and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, blend together maple syrup, milk, butter and egg yolks. Add lemon juice and grated citrus rinds. Stir in flour mixture, until just moistened. Carefully fold in egg white.
- Use ¼ cup of batter per pancake. Cook until each side is brown or for about five minutes.
- Serve immediately, topped with strawberry topping. Makes about 12 pancakes.
Ham and Egg Casserole
- 2 tbsp butter or margarine.
- 1 each onion thinly sliced.
- 2 tbsp flour.
- 1 cup milk.
- 1 tbsp mustard.
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper.
- 2 cup cubed cooked ham.
- 2 each hard cooked eggs, sliced.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Melt the butter in a 1 quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook uncovered until soft, for about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low.
- Blend in the flour and slowly add the milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce is thickened and smooth, for about 3 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and stir in the mustard and pepper.
- Pour half of the sauce into an ungreased 1 quart casserole. Add a layer of half of the ham, then a layer of half of the sliced eggs.
- Repeat the layers of ham and eggs, then pour the remaining sauce overall.
- Bake, uncovered, until the sauce is bubbly, about 20 minutes.
The above mentioned simple recipes would definitely make your dada happy and will give him a healthy start to the day. Happy cooking!