At the ranch, we made Eggs benedict using good old fashioned Knorr Hollandaise Sauce. We also did fried eggs. I know, it is delicious. I know a Yacht Chef from the south and he told me something like this "Giiirl, add some tabasco and lemon juice and they don't know the difference." It is delicious but the purist in me has strived to make "authentic" Hollandaise. We had a chef on board who changed my whole world. Easy homemade Hollandaise? Yes, please. Here you go:
10 TBL Butter
3 Egg Yolks
1 TBL Lemon Juice (or an acid like Lime juice or white wine)
Tabasco or hot sauce to taste
Salt & Pepper to taste
Heat Butter to absolutely boiling. It may seem like a small amount of butter but you need a big container to heat it up. It boils up because it gets so hot. I learned this the hard way and had to clean up a lot of butter out of a microwave. Make sure to put it in a container that can take high heat. On the yacht, it was in the microwave for four minutes. Put the other ingredients in the blender. Add the boiling butter slowly as you blend. The butter cooks the eggs.
Pour on top of an english muffin, canadian bacon, and a poached egg.....or pour it on any version of this you want. It is just breakfast, have fun & be creative. I love the silicon egg poachers they have these days but I also love Missy's perfect egg making tip on her Egg McMuffin post.
I was lucky enough to get a few months "off" and the beauties were able to get together. The girls requested my Part Un and Part Deux which is Huevos Rancheros and perfect hashbrowns. Emily, who was expecting Beauty Baby boy #6, made a special request for monkey bread. Who can deny a pregnant lady? Strangely enough, we tried to rustle up a Bundt pan and none of the beauties had one. This turned out to be awesome. Rachel only had a mini bread pan. Talk about the perfect size personal Monkey Bread. It also cooks faster. I used Pioneer Woman's recipe:
Preparation InstructionsBake for about 30-40 minutes until the crust is a deep dark brown on top. When its finished cooking, remove it from the oven. If you have the willpower, allow it to cook for about 15-30 minutes before turning it over onto a plate.
Here is the thing- you really have to take this to the next level by adding frosting and pecans. That way it is exactly like the middle of a cinnamon roll.
I use my Aunt Donna's frosting recipe (adapted from Wilton Buttercream Icing recipe)
1/2 Cup Butter
2 Cups Powdered Sugar
1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Blend together and you can add a little milk if it is too thick. You can also take it to the next level by using half a block of cream cheese. Yes, I know. The beauties like the good life.