Boxing Day Breakfast For The Weary

You worked hard getting dinner ready yesterday and the cleaning up afterwards. You should be rewarded and I can’t think of a better way except for this two fisted start to the day.


Nectarine Melt

Serves 2

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups lemon sorbet
  • 2 ripe yellow mangoes, pitted and diced
  • 2 ripe nectarines, pitted and diced

Pour the milk in the blender and add one half of the sorbet.

Blend together and when smooth, add the remaining sorbet. Again, blending until smooth. Now add the fruit and process until smooth.  Serve immediately with a dollop of fresh whipped cream on top.


Chocolate Crepes – Makes 8-10 crepes


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking cocoa
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup half and half cream
  • 2 large oranges, peeled and segmented
  • 6 oz. best quality dark chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 oz. best quality white chocolate. grated
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries

After sifting the flour and cocoa together, make a well in the center and gently whisk in the sugars and milk until smooth and no lumps. Cover this for 30 minutes and set aside.

Peel the oranges into segments with no pith, saving the juice. Keep the segments and juice in a small bowl, cover and refrigerate.

Heat an 8″ crepe pan or non sticking fry pan over medium heat and brush with melted butter.  Pour a couple of tablespoons of batter in and swirl the pan around to cover with the pan.  Cook for only a minute and turn over to cook the other side.

Remove, and cover with a tea towel For the remaining layers, use parchment paper between each one so they don’t clump together and keep the towel covering them all.

To make the sauce, drain the orange segment and combine the juice and chocolate and cream in a saucepan.  Over low heat, stir until the chocolate has melted.

To plate….put a spoonful of sour cream on one quarter of the crepe. Sprinkle white chocolate over and fold into a wedge.  Spoon sauce over it and spread the blueberries and orange segments over the top.

Sit back, eat slowly and remembering the last couple of days, shout for all to hear “Damn I Did It!  Congratulations.


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