It is Brunch Week! What does that mean? Well all this week a large group of bloggers have teamed up to give you brunch recipe ideas and we have some fabulous prizes from some great sponsors. I won’t be able to participate in the whole week as I am off to Rome on Wednesday. Yes you heard that right, Rome. My little brother is doing a destination wedding so we have almost a week in Rome and I am so excited.
But enough about fun adventures and back on to breakfast. I often get stuck with new ideas for breakfast and brunch. But I really stuggle with creativity with it. So when I heard about Brunch Week I thought this would be a great oppertunity to push myself out of my comfort zone and try to get more creative.
I mentioned before that I have a lot of won ton wrappers to use up so my first recipe I decided to get creative and use them. I had seen a lot of people use won ton wrappers for things like lasagne cups so I thought I would take the same principle with eggs. First I tried pre-cooking the wrappers but that resulted in oddly shaped cups and then they overcooked once I baked them with the eggs. So round two I tried adding the eggs to the won ton cups and baking it together and this time it turned out perfect. Make sure to spray your tin with a light spray of oil so that they can easily come out once they are baked. You can use any filling, in the same way you would do mini quiches.
Won Ton Breakfast Cups
120mL (1/2 c.) milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
40g (1/2 c.) cheese, grated
6 rashers of bacon (if using streaky bacon you might want to use more)
Cook bacon in a pre-heated 200 C (400 F) oven for 10-15 minutes. Until the bacon is crispy but not burned. Turn bacon over half way through cooking. Chop up bacon and set aside.
Lightly beat the eggs, milk, salt and pepper together in a large measuring jug. It is easier to pour this way.
Lightly spray a muffin tin with oil and place one won ton wrapper in each muffin cup. I found using a smaller muffin tray worked out best for me. Divide out the bacon between the won ton cups. And then fill the cups with the egg mixture, making sure the egg doesn’t rise above the wrapper. And top with cheese.
Today’s Brunch Recipes From Participating BrunchWeekers
Meat, Poultry and Fish
Breads, Grains, Cereals and Pancake-type Yums
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- 24 won ton wrappers
- 6 eggs
- 120mL (1/2 c.) milk
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 40g (1/2 c.) cheese, grated
- 6 rashers of bacon (if using streaky bacon you might want to use more)
- Cook bacon in a pre-heated 200 C (400 F) oven for 10-15 minutes. Until the bacon is crispy but not burned. Turn bacon over half way through cooking. Chop up bacon and set aside.
- Lightly beat the eggs, milk, salt and pepper together in a large measuring jug. It is easier to pour this way.
- Lightly spray a muffin tin with oil and place one won ton wrapper in each muffin cup. I found using a smaller muffin tray worked out best for me. Divide out the bacon between the won ton cups. And then fill the cups with the egg mixture, making sure the egg doesn't rise above the wrapper. And top with cheese.
- Bake for 12 minutes in your 200C (400 F) oven. Serve warm.