Monday, July 28, 2014

Bounty from MY garden

When Mom is homesick for Australia she likes to look at places she and Dad could retire too one day.  In particular Mom loves a place called Coffs Harbor. Is is right on the beach and is just the most gorgeous place.  They also have some of the best restaurants and bakeries there. Well yesterday Mom saw this recipe on one of the bakery sites in Coffs Harbor (how neat is it that they share their recipes) and decided to gave it a try - it is SOOOOO simple and yet so totally delicious we thought we would share it. Now we were lucky to have lots of fresh blueberries off our bushes but store bought ones are just fine and we are pretty sure this would work with other fruits too.

Blueberry & Cream Cheese Toasty


Fresh Blueberries
2 oz cream cheese at room temperature
Approx. 2 tsp confectioners sugar
Margarine or olive oil spray

Combine the cream cheese and the sugar. Spread the cream cheese mixture on to a slice of the Cinnamon bread or what ever bread you want to use and add blueberries. Spread a little margarine or olive oil spray to the outside of both pieces of bread so you get a lovely golden color when toasting.

On a low to medium heat, add the sandwich to a fry pan to brown. Turn the sandwich over once you have reach your desired level of brown . Remove from the pan, slice and finish with an extra sprinkling of confectioners sugar.

Now what we used was large loaf of  Italian bread cut into long thin slices. We sprayed them with olive oil and then sprinkled them a cinnamon sugar.  (The original recipe used cinnamon bread). We also wanted to intensify the blueberry flavor so we also spread the inside of the bread with some blueberry jam. This needs to be cooked on a very low heat so that the blueberries warm through but the bread doesn't burn.


  1. yum, yum, yum! I've been eating blueberries every morning this summer...this looks like a delicious way to eat them!

  2. What can we say but well yummy. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. We all love blueberries, so wesa gonna tells our momma to make that for us. Also, we received your box on Friday. Thank you so very much!! We are gonna do a post about it this week. We put baby pipers picture in the frame you sent us!!
    stella rose

  4. OMP - This looks and sounds amazing my friend <> I'm so going to have to print this and hang it on the fridge for mom to try this weekend. Awesome!! Have a great Monday! XOXO - Bacon

  5. That's a great recipe! And it's really as EASY as me! It's in my food-folder now, many thanks!

  6. Oh my does that look fantastic
    Lily & Edward

  7. Oh, my, does that sound super YUMMY!!!!!

  8. Oh, that looks yummy!! So simple yet so delicious! NOM!!!

  9. That sounds yummy! It is super nice of them to share their recipes.

    Monty and Harlow

  10. Yum. We are experimenting with zucchini.

  11. OMD OMD those look FABULOUS..

    HEY>>>> GUESS WHAT... Our APPLE CUCUMBERS are Coming up already... YES they ARE... about 20 of them...have just sprouted... they will start vining out SOON. NOW that they are growing... we can DARE to say THANK YOU fur them... they are gonna be GRRRRREAT.

  12. That toasty looks delicious, I would never have thought of making a toasty out of sweet things.
    Dip and Elliot x

  13. Oh doggie! Mom is drooling all over this recipe. Two of her favorites blueberries and cream cheese. Gotta try this
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  14. That certainly looks very delicious :) Milo & Jet

  15. Sunday Lee went to a restaurant the served French toast sandwiches. Very different and very good.
    This reminds me of the leftovers Lee gave me.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  16. That looks yummy! Dad planted a blueberry bush this year!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  17. My mom can relate to your mom. She lived in Germany 10 years until we moved back 7 yrs ago. There were so many things she missed, but luckily she got to come back to the US 1-2 times a year to get her "fix". It isn't as far as Australia.

  18. That's goin' straight to the Jaffle Iron!

  19. Oh my! You have us and our mom drooling. We are just going to have to give this a try! Thank you, Reilly and Denny!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  20. These look delish!!! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  21. Crikey .... which bakery is that?? We will be going through Coffs in a few weeks time. Might just have to stop for a blueberry sanga. Looks delicious!!

  22. So do you think your folks will retire to Australia? That would make your relationship with Ms. Katie very long distance!

  23. What a very yummuy-sounding recipe!!! We always have bleuberries here, maybe we can get Mom to give it a try. We can already smell those blueberries toasting.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  24. We love cinnamon toast here and now add blueberries holy cowspot that sounds delicious.
    We will be trying this tomorrow.
    xo Cinnamon


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