A Benedict Birthday Breakfast...

Today is my 36th Birthday!  Now, you know as well as I do that once you get to a certain age birthdays become less and less about parties and gifts (that's not to say that I don't enjoy a gift or two;) ) and more about feeling special and celebrating the life you have lived.  For example, today I am hanging close to Facebook reading all the loving posts from my friends and family, watching one of my favorite movies, Julia and Julia, going to our local gourmet kitchen store and purchasing something fun for my kitchen, and cooking whatever I want!  I love to try new things on days like this, fancy things, and to kick this foodie fest off I wanted to try my hand at Eggs Benedict. It sounds tres chic! I have never had hollandaise sauce, nor have I ever poached an egg.  So here it goes...Birthday Eggs Benedict!

Here's what you will need:



  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 egg yolks
  • Juice of one whole lemon
  • Salt and pepper
  • Paprika
  • English muffins
  • Canadian Bacon
  • Vinegar

Tools you will need:

  • Blender
  • pot of water
  • slotted spoon
  • frying pan

First things first...Add your three egg yolks to your blender.  Make sure you save your egg whites!  You can totally use those for breakfast tomorrow!  :)




Then you add your lemon juice.  Now I know that all those fancy poo-poo chefs on TV will tell you that you HAVE to use REAL lemons, but when all you have is a bottle in your fridge, that will do.  1 tbsp. is the equivalent of one lemon.  :)



Buzz that up and bit and get ready to add the magic!



While your blender is running, on low, gently and slowly add your melted butter. 



Once everything is blended it should look something like this!




Add your compliments (salt and pepper) and your paprika, give another little buzz, and taste.  YUM!



Now for the eggs....

I have to admit I was very nervous about this part.  I have read that this is a culinary art of sorts and is not for the novice cook.  But, I am nothing if nor fearless in the kitchen!



First you will need to bring a pot of water to a simmer...NOT A BOIL...a simmer.  It will look like this.  When you get to this point, add a cap full of vinegar. 



Take your spoon and spin your water around. 



Using a bowl, gently drop your egg into the water and let it fold over itself.  Let it go for 2 minutes...
Use your slotted spoon to pull it out and....


Viola!  Okay, so it too me a couple try to get it perfect, but COME ON!!!  Not bad for my first time!  *LOL*
You can just set these on a towel till you are ready right before you serve them, put them back on your spoon and dip in the hat water again.  They will be just right!



Brown up your muffins and serve up your meat.....


SERVE!!!!

This was truly amazing!  It was creamy and silky, almost like cheese sauce.  Definitely a great way to start of this, my 36th, of  birthdays!

Remember, a kitchen life is about treating yourself to something special, decadent.  This was not expensive at all to make and nearly all of it was in my pantry.  So give it a try today and let me know what you think!  I would love to see your pics on www.facebook.com/foodlifeandspice or on twitter @thekitchenwife!

As always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living,

The Kitchen Wife :)














2 comments

  1. Sounds Deelish!! but Your pics aren't showing :( Blessings!

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  2. Happy Birthday! I love making Eggs Benedict and have never tried the blender hollandaise. I will have to give it a go!

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