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Sweet Breakfast Bread on the Patio

Posted on December 12, 2008 by in baked goods

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Why not invite friends over for a Breakfast? It is easy, a lot less stressful than a full-on meal and definitely a lot less strenuous on the wallet. At the moment we are enjoying all the delicious fruits like, peaches, plums, grapes, berries, apples and pineapples to mention but
a few and fruit is not only good for you but it is such a refreshing start to a day. For me the centerpiece of such a breakfast must be the bread. Baking a bread for those you love is such a labor of love and is always so well appreciated by all.

If baking is not your thing, buy a good sourdough , rye or ciabatta! So now you have fruit and bread, what else???? Nothing much really, except maybe some butter, a good block of cheese and some good coffee!!!
I finished my breakfast with these delicious pots of yogurt. Simply layer Greek yogurt, crushed ginger snaps and peaches in small bowls or whatever beautiful containers you can find and that is how easy it can be to entertain your loved ones. For those of you in the Northern hemisphere, use stewed fruit and serve this delicious breakfast in front of the fireplace after a morning of snow shuffling. If you feel like baking something, Follow my recipe for a…

Fruit and Nut Breakfast loaf.


5 cups of plain flour
1 sachet instant yeast
1/3 cup sugar
2 cups milk
100gr butter
1 tsp salt

For the filling – this is what I used, but you can use whatever you fancy!

pecan nuts – chopped
maple syrup

Warm milk and butter in the microwave until butter has melted. Put flower, yeast, sugar, salt and yeast in your mixer with the dough hook, add the milk and butter and knead until soft and pliable. Leave to rise until double in size. Knead down and roll out until 5 cm think. Sprinkle with cinnamon, nuts and maple syrup.Roll up as for a jam roll. When you have a long sausage shape, roll into a spiral and place in your pan(I used a 23 cm cake pan). Bake for 50-60 minutes, take out the oven, pour some more maple syrup over the top and sprinkle with almonds. Bake for another 5 minutes. Enjoy!

As you all know, it was my daughter’s birthday a few days ago and we took her to a Build-a-bear Workshop so that she could choose her own bear. I was overwhelmed when she chose this outfit!!!


Last but not least, I want to share with you that Christmas came early for me this year and my father made this stunning herb stand for me. This morning I potted some herbs and fixed some irrigation sprinklers myself, so now my herbs can grow even when I am not here to water them. Dankie Pa!!!!!!( that means: Thank you, Dad!!!!)



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28 Responses to “Sweet Breakfast Bread on the Patio”

  1. kat 12 December 2008 at 4:55 pm #

    Sounds like a beautiful breakfast. I love the yogurt in the little jars

  2. Elra 12 December 2008 at 5:38 pm #

    Hi Nina,
    I love making bread, and yours is one of those bread that I have to try. It does sound delicious for breakfast.
    Btw, my husband is South African, he grew up in Cape Town. We still have family there, and lots of relatives in Joberg.

  3. Elra 12 December 2008 at 5:39 pm #

    Hi Nina,
    I love making bread, and yours is one of those bread that I have to try. It does sound delicious for breakfast.
    Btw, my husband is South African, he grew up in Cape Town. We still have family there, and lots of relatives in Joberg.

  4. Snooky doodle 12 December 2008 at 6:08 pm #

    This bread is breath taking πŸ™‚ couldn’t not say it πŸ™‚ it looks really yummy. Nice idea of inviting friends for breakfast instead. Nice present you got.

  5. nicisme 12 December 2008 at 6:40 pm #

    Can I invite myself to yours for breakfast, looks delicious!

  6. Pam 12 December 2008 at 6:46 pm #

    Serving breakfast to friends is a great idea – the bread looks beautiful and tasty.

    Your daughter’s build a bear is too cute – she takes after her Mom.

    What a beautiful herb stand your dad made for you – he is VERY talented!

  7. That Girl 12 December 2008 at 8:15 pm #

    I thought the filling was egg – but what it really is sounds even better!

  8. Helene 13 December 2008 at 12:45 am #

    Looks at his, I’m coming over. Looks too good.

  9. Shari@Whisk: a food blog 13 December 2008 at 1:01 am #

    Great idea! I love all your potted herbs and that bread looks scrumptious!

  10. Maryann 13 December 2008 at 3:36 am #

    Happy birthday to you and your daughter! (well YOU did give birth on that day, right?) haha
    That bread with the dollop of butter is calling my name.

  11. StickyGooeyCreamyChewy 13 December 2008 at 7:05 pm #

    Love the bread, love the bear and really love the herb stand! How fun to have such a nice place to keep your herb garden!

  12. Peter M 13 December 2008 at 8:01 pm #

    Nina, the bread reminds me of a good with any spreads.

  13. Lori Lynn 13 December 2008 at 9:59 pm #

    Cute bear! And really nice herb stand. I love your breakfast idea and your pretty green coffee cup and saucer is calling me too.

  14. Cynthia 14 December 2008 at 2:26 am #

    I totally agree with you, breakfast is one of the easiest meals to entertain with and it still leaves you with time in the day for yourself.

  15. Marianna 15 December 2008 at 12:35 am #

    aaaahhh that looks fab! i usually never have bfast, but i would definately have this any other time of the day, looks amazing, definately would like to try making it at home!

  16. Zen Chef 15 December 2008 at 12:56 am #

    That’s it, I’m moving in with you πŸ™‚ Between the lovely yogurt cups, the fresh bread and the herb garden.. I’m sold! It’s like you live in some kind of paradise or something.

    Leave the door open, I’ll be there in a day. πŸ™‚

  17. Emily 15 December 2008 at 6:58 am #

    Mmm, the bread looks amazing!

  18. Darius T. Williams 15 December 2008 at 3:39 pm #

    Wow – so that loaf looks absolutely perfect!

  19. Daziano 15 December 2008 at 5:21 pm #

    Breakfast in the patio!!! It brings me back memories of the summery holidays in Chile…

  20. Bellini Valli 16 December 2008 at 2:34 pm #

    A quiet breakfast on the patio with friends…now that is the thing dreams are made of at the moment with temperatures below zero. Indoors by a cozy fire with friends sounds almost as nice.

  21. glamah16 16 December 2008 at 7:17 pm #

    Love that bread. Your child is so cute thinking of you when she crafetd her bear. Adorable.

  22. Rose&Thorn 17 December 2008 at 9:15 am #

    I will definitely be making your fruit and nut bread for Christmas morning – we get up so early and always need something solid in our stomachs.
    I love the herb rack – you are a spoilt girl, and you deserve it too!

  23. Helene 17 December 2008 at 8:14 pm #

    Prefer inviting for brunch or appetizers at night. Less stressfull than a full dinner. Love what you made.

  24. Lo 18 December 2008 at 7:03 pm #

    Well, that’s just lovely. Now I just need a porch and some nice weather πŸ™‚ LOL!

  25. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen 18 December 2008 at 9:10 pm #

    What a great idea for a breakfast party! That bread looks heavenly, Nina!

  26. Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen 18 December 2008 at 10:54 pm #

    I shouldn’t be looking at your blog right now…breakfast on the patio – and I’m sitting here with grey and cold days! I long for tghe sunny Cape…see your potted herbs,(‘n pragtige potplantstaander, gelukkige dogter!!) feel the breeze from the sea, smell toast from the kitchen, pinch a crust from your ffeshly baked fruit loaf…I don’t want stwed fruit, I want yellow cling peaches. Enjoy your summer christmas!

  27. Jeanne 19 December 2008 at 1:08 pm #

    Agree with Peter – I also thought that beautiful loaf reminded me of a nutty brioche. Gorgeous! I’ve always been a fan of breakfast entertaining as you can go as fancy or as simple as you like, and roll it into brunch.

    Love the herb stand – tell your dad I’ll trade him a place to stay when he visits London for a herb stand like that πŸ˜‰

  28. Kevin 30 December 2008 at 5:46 am #

    That sounds like a really nice breakfast and the bread looks great!

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