Lazy Sunday Series: Crispy Tortilla with Ham, Spinach, Chilli and Fried Egg by Curtis Stone

Part 3: My Take on a Celebrity Chef's Breakfast Recipe

What is the best way to compliment your lazy Sunday’s and make them even more perfect? A hot cup of frothed coffee of course! Devondale Barista’s Own is made to deliver a consistent smooth creamy froth to your favourite style of coffee at home.




When faced with a challenge of re-creating a recipe by a celebrity chef, the natural tendency is to cringe and go "ooh, that sounds too complicated". Surprisingly, not all recipes by these "celebrity chefs" are impossible to re-create! As a matter of fact, chefs like Jamie Oliver and Curtis Stone are all about making their food easy for everyday people like you and me to make at home, and of course they are delicious.


This particular recipe from Curtis Stone (he is my favorite celebrity chef, also a hunk, read all about him here) is very simple and only requires a handful of ingredients that are easy to source. Nothing too complicated or overly fancy. I thought it would be perfect for me to try making this breakfast dish for hubby on Father's Day this morning.

I stayed fairly true to the recipe, except I added some hot salami and used grated cheese instead of the block of cheddar. I also completely used only the oven to heat up the tortillas and cook everything else as if I was making a mini pizza. The result: AWESOME! It was a bit of a "manly" dish, with the saltiness of the ham and heat from the salami. The fried egg was perfect to add the "gooey" factor to the dish. It was also easier to eat the whole thing by hand, by folding the tortilla and just creating a gooey but delicious mess!

To try and recreate this recipe yourself, please check out the recipe and video from Curtis Stone himself HERE.


Now that was MY perfect breakfast accompaniment to a cup of coffee made with Devondale Barista's Own Frothing Milk :)


GIVEAWAY: Week 4 of  the giveaway and I am giving away one final set (6 pcs) of Orange Espresso Cups and Saucers from Espresso Italia worth $40. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me:

“What was your first memory when it comes to drinking coffee? Describe the experience.”


One lucky winner will be chosen on the 7th of September 2011. Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you e.g. email address, Twitter or Facebook in your comment. To my overseas readers, sorry this giveaway is open to Australian residents only.

Coffee Machine is STILL up for grabs!

There will be a series of 4 weekly posts overall. Each weekly post will feature one giveaway and one lucky winner EACH WEEK will win a set of the Espresso Cups and Saucers. BUT, not only am I giving away 4 sets of espresso cups and saucers, one lucky reader across 5 blogs will win a PHILIPS Saeco Syntia Class Automatic Espresso Machine worth $1,499!!! The most creative answer overall* for the weekly competitions will win. What a fantastic prize and all you have to do is leave a creative comment each week to better your chances.

Competition for the major giveaway will run from the 14th August until 11.59pm Friday 7th September. The winner will be announced and contacted on Monday 10th September.


*The most creative answer will be chosen out of entries from 5 participating blogs.
*Terms and Conditions apply: (1) T&C for Major Prize (2) T&C for Weekly Prize

THAT IS IT people! All competitions are officially closed. Here are the list of winners:

Week 1:
Question:  “How would Barista’s Own Frothing Milk help get your lazy Sunday off to a perfect start?”
Winner: HANNAH
Lazy Sundays are especially sweet,
When started off with a caffiene treat.
Perfect milk for perfect frothy,
Barista's Own Frothing Milk sounds like the best for coffee.

I wish I had some in my cupboard today for drinking,
Instead of the 4 day old stuff in my fridge stinking.

Week 2:
Question: “Describe your perfect coffee art designed on your Barista's Own Frothing Milk canvas”
Winner: JAMES
The most perfect coffee art I could imagine would be amazing in its simplicity. My other half had a barista make me a coffee and he asked the barista to put 15 on it. The 15 was located inside a heart with a Cupid arrow through it. The 15 symbolised the date of our anniversary and the day each month that we stop to remember how much we mean to each other. I will never forget the symbolic nature of such a simple feature.

Week 3:
Question: “What is your favorite breakfast dish accompanying coffee made with Devondale Barista's Own Frothing Milk?”
Winner: JENNY
Way too early, roll out of bed,
Poached egg, cheese, pesto, toasted multigrain bread.It’s MY OWN GOURMET MCMUFFIN with a rich, strong coffee delight…Using Devondale Barista's Own Frothing just right!!!

Week 4:
Question: “What was your first memory when it comes to drinking coffee? Describe the experience.”
Winner: NATALIE
I would never ever touch coffee, even at the age of 25 I would still only have milo and worse case scenario if you did not have milo it would have to be cocoa...When my children started school and I began to make friends with other mums my hubby said "Natalie, it's time you try a coffee", that was such a huge step for me but from that moment, WOW my Love affair with coffee began. Now every morning I continue this affair and my real treat is every Thursday I will buy myself a LATTEE and walk around shopping, just me and my secret cup.

CONGRATULATIONS to all winners and a BIG THANK YOU to all who entered the competition! Fingers crossed let's see if someone who entered from my blog gets to win the major prize aka the Coffee Machine. Stay tuned!!


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What is the best way to compliment your lazy Sunday’s and make them even more perfect? A hot cup of frothed coffee of course! Devondale Barista’s Own is made to deliver a consistent smooth creamy froth to your favourite style of coffee at home. Check out some of the fantastic breakfast recipes in the Lazy Sunday Series thanks to Devondale Barista’s Own

19 comments:

kk said...

My first memory is when I was 5 and gagging on my mums coffee because it was so bitter. When I started drinking coffee I felt like such a grown up.

cherylh said...

I was a child in the late 1940's, almost everyone drank tea, which I disliked. My favorite aunt drank 'coffee essence'mixed with condensed milk and boiling water I loved it, more for the chance to be different and the exotic smell. Haven't seen it for years. I still love coffee, but, now only drink 'the real thing' made with freshly ground beans

muppy said...

i have a couple of Curtis Stone recipes i really like. and i love breakfast recipes!

I remember I use to sip my mums coffee (instant of course - i'm a country girl) as a kid and not like it. But oneday when I was at school (primary - i started young!) one of the teachers made a cup of coffee at recess. I can't really remember why I tried his coffee (it was a very small country school) but I do remember I liked it! and even more strangely I remember him (Mr Doyle) telling me that it was nice because he added the milk before he added the hot water. And you know, if for whatever reason I am desperate enough to drink an instant coffee, I always dissolve the coffee in the milk first!

Anonymous said...

I would never ever touch coffee, even at the age of 25 I would still only have milo and worse case scenario if you did not have milo it would have to be cocoa...When my children started school and I began to make friends with other mums my hubby said "Natalie, it's time you try a coffee", that was such a huge step for me but from that moment, WOW my Love affair with coffee began. Now every morning I continue this affair and my real treat is every Thursday I will buy myself a LATTEE and walk around shopping, just me and my secret cup.

Kimberly Peterson said...

Hi everyone, please don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you if you win! Just an email address at the end of your comment will do. Some of your Blogger profiles have no email / blog so I have no way of connecting... thanks!!

Maria said...

When I was a child my mum used to make me a bowl of warm warm milk mixed with a little espresso coffee for breakfast and I would dunk my toast in it. Gosh, that brings back memories.!

mpennisi@myone.com.au

Nat foster said...

Anonymous said...
I would never ever touch coffee, even at the age of 25 I would still only have milo and worse case scenario if you did not have milo it would have to be cocoa...When my children started school and I began to make friends with other mums my hubby said "Natalie, it's time you try a coffee", that was such a huge step for me but from that moment, WOW my Love affair with coffee began. Now every morning I continue this affair and my real treat is every Thursday I will buy myself a LATTEE and walk around shopping, just me and my secret cup.

fosternatalie78@hotmail.com

Nat foster said...

Anonymous said...
I would never ever touch coffee, even at the age of 25 I would still only have milo and worse case scenario if you did not have milo it would have to be cocoa...When my children started school and I began to make friends with other mums my hubby said "Natalie, it's time you try a coffee", that was such a huge step for me but from that moment, WOW my Love affair with coffee began. Now every morning I continue this affair and my real treat is every Thursday I will buy myself a LATTEE and walk around shopping, just me and my secret cup.

fosternatalie78@hotmail.com

monica said...

My first memory is of an expresso coffee in a little cup my mum left unattended..my childish urge to quickly take a sip while alone..with the result?! Coffee rushing out of my nose as i sucked in a gulp of air! That five year old learnt that coffee was a pleasure i was happy to reaquaint with when i was older! Boy..i'm fifty and my friendship with coffee is a daily affair and no nose involvement at all!

Bronze Toes said...

As a child I tasted Camp coffee (v sweet with cold milk) and then as a young adult it was instant all the way. Thank goodness I discovered REAL coffee.

Anna P said...

Honestly, screwing my face up like a cat's bum at the taste (although now I can't live without it).

perejm@aol.com

Kathleen D said...

Until I have my morning coffee, I can’t remember anything! :)
But the first memory that always comes to mind is the creamy, frothy cappuccinos my husband would make me when we started dating. Like him, they were so smooth and got my heart started!

ippy74@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I honestly can't remember the first time i tried coffee... my mum and dad always drank that horrible instant stuff in the tin (Caro??) so when i drank my Mum or Dads coffee it would not have been a time to remember! I do remember though when I started working at 14 that we used to go into the tearoom on the later shifts and have a cup of instant Nescafe to get you through the rest of your shift (not that I have much of an appreciation for the instant stuff anymore). A nice homemade or bought Cappacinno thanks!

sarinabirchwood@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

It wasn't that long ago. My second child crying non stop and I was struggling to stay awake overnight feeding, consoliding and doing the baby night feeding stuff. I finally god him to sleep and my other son woke up I took my firs cuppa then as if I hadn't I would have been a right off for the rest of the day. I have never looked back and turn to coffee when ever I need a pick me up
arballantyne@dodo.com.au

Anonymous said...

i can remember making my first coffee when I was on work experience as a hairdresser, I was so embarrassed I had to ask how to make it (...and it was instant) so I drank a cuppa I had made on my break and felt now I was in the real world!

Anonymous said...

ooops...that was from Lee
leemarsden39@hotmail.com

Dora said...

I was 17 and my dear mother was concerned that I wouldn't make it through the day after staying up all night finishing a Yr 12 assessment. She made me a coffee to pep me up, probably Nescafe instant. It was the most disgusting thing I had tasted but I eagerly drank it to show how "grown-up" I was. My first few espressos at uni took a bit of getting used to, as, well, let's face it, it really is an acquired taste. These days I love any good coffee, usually a well made espresso, but some instant coffees I find quite acceptable.

cecily said...

Some of the best coffees I've had were made on a friend's stove-top; stirred frantically by hand with a very 'loved' coffee pot. Only one at a time could be made so you had to wait quite a while for seconds! It was definitely worth it!

Alba said...

The bitter taste of cheap coffee filled my mouth and I quickly scooped sugar in to sweeten the milky drink. That was 15 years ago now and my taste has developed since then! I now adore my morning coffee and I'm only truly satisfied when I have a freshly brewed espresso!

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