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French Breakfast Menu


Few things are as relaxing and romantic as a lazy morning, complete with breakfast in bed, steaming coffee, and the newspaper. Most French breakfasts are light according to American standards, consisting of coffee, sometimes hot chocolate, and a roll or toast. Here, I’ve padded the menu a bit to create a luxurious feast of easy recipes that will start any day on a good note.

Honeyed Fruit Salad Recipe

Bowl of fruit salad
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Perfect for breakfast, use this to garnish crepes or waffles. Use any leftovers to accompany a baguette, assorted cheese, and a bottle of spicy-sweet sparkling dessert wine for a lovely lunch.

Crepes with Salted Butter Caramel Recipe

©Stuart Spivack
Crepes with salted butter caramel is a classic Breton dessert. Salted caramel has a tangy, rich taste that has garnered a cult following. The best thing is that it’s so easy to make. Add vanilla Chantilly cream and sautéed apples to your finished crepes for a truly impressive breakfast.

Chocolat Chaud Recipe

Jess Lander
In 1643, Princess Maria Theresa of Spain brought a gift of chocolate to France, a royal chocolate maker was employed, and chocolate has been a rage ever since. Can you even imagine France without chocolate now? This breakfast treat is irresistible.

Belgian Waffles Recipe

Kay Berndt
True Belgian waffles use yeast to get their signature airy interiors. Try this authentic version with whipped cream and strawberries or a simple dusting of powdered sugar.

Eggs with Black Truffles Recipe

Georgina Mary
This eggs with black truffles recipe, or brouillade de truffes, is a special egg dish that is served throughout France during the height of truffle season. It’s at once luxurious and rustic, though I personally lean more toward serving it as a rich, special occasion recipe because of the truffles and butter.

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