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Brown Butter Almond Milk Waffles

Brown Butter Almond Milk Waffles

Though I often just think of waffles as a blank canvas, and slop on the whipped cream and maple syrup, simplicity is the way to go with these brown butter and almond milk waffles. This waffle is so perfect served with just a sprinkle of powdered sugar, a handful of raspberries, and a touch of butter and syrup. The richness of the brown butter, and the nutty taste of the almond milk are the star features of this waffle. Browned butter is also known as beurre noisette in French, … [Keep Reading...]

New Recipes on The Worktop

Dippy Eggs and Grilled Cheese Soldiers

Dippy Eggs and Grilled Cheese Soldiers

Folks, I'm embracing the Britishness! Today it hits again because I'm sharing with you a classic British breakfast that I've fallen in love with eating. This is often called boiled eggs and soldiers, but I prefer the name dippy eggs … [Keep Reading...]

Savory Muffins with Bacon, Parmesan and Spring Onions

Savory Muffins with Parmesan, Bacon and Spring Onions

This morning I've decided that I'm finally becoming Britishized (er, Britishised?)! I spent a long time today trying to figure out whether or not this recipe is spelled "savoury muffins" or "savory muffins". I keep thinking that it should … [Keep Reading...]

Maple Coffee Bacon

Maple and Coffee Glazed Bacon

In my opinion, there is no wrong way to do bacon. But there are certainly right ways, and Maple and Coffee Glazed Bacon is one of those right ways. Coffee has a particular affinity with flavorful meats, and bacon pairs especially … [Keep Reading...]

Chorizo Menemen

Chorizo Menemen (Turkish-Style Scrambled Eggs)

Menemen is a flavorful and delicious Turkish breakfast that is (warning!) highly addictive. It is made by stewing tomatoes, onions, peppers and spices together until a thick sauce forms, and then scrambling in eggs just at the last minute, … [Keep Reading...]

Avocado Hemp Smoothie

The California Smoothie (Avocado Hemp Smoothie)

Eight days into the new year! We've made it through the first full week, plus some! How has your 2015 been so far? The coffee shop I work at was closed between Christmas and New Years, and I missed the hustle and bustle of chatting … [Keep Reading...]

Cayenne Coconut Chips

Rosemary and Cayenne Coconut Chips (Toasted Trail Mix)

Between breakfast and lunch, I SNACK! I wrote that in all caps because I really mean it when I snack. If I don't snack before 11 AM, despite having just eaten breakfast at 8 AM, my stomach starts growling and I get cranky (just ask my … [Keep Reading...]

Cotton Candy Coffee

Cotton Candy Coffee

Cheers! Two years ago today, Jonathan and I got married. Happy anniversary, hon!  That week, we spontaneously drove to Desert Hot Springs to camp and hike around Joshua Tree for a few days. On the morning of January 3rd, my mom … [Keep Reading...]

Meet the Latest Guest Blogger

Orange Pecan Baked French Toast

Orange Pecan Baked French Toast by The Wandering Fig

Good morning! We have a guest blogger on The Worktop today! Jess from The Wandering Fig is sharing with us a bit about mornings on her worktop. She's also made some Orange Pecan Baked French Toast, and it looks delicious! You can find her recipe below. I host guest posts on The Worktop to introduce you to other food bloggers that I enjoy following. I invite them to answer a few short questions and to share one of their yummy breakfast recipes. Jess is one of the most traveled people I have … [Keep Reading...]

New on the London Brunch Guide

Caravan King's Cross - Cornbread with Chipotle Butter and Spring Onions

Cornbread with Chipotle Butter and Spring Onions by Caravan King’s Cross

This recipe for Cornbread with Chipotle Butter and Spring Onions  is from London's Caravan King's Cross.  It's a beautiful combination of simple cornbread and a spicy chipotle butter. A perfect way to bring the restaurant to your own home! If you would like to learn more about this brunch spot, I have recently written about my lovely visit to Caravan King's Cross. Cornbread with Chipotle Butter   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 45 mins Total time 1 hour 5 mins … [Keep Reading...]