Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Good Morning: April Fools breakfast

While most admit it's more fun to play a prank than be the victim of one, the target of this "fooled you" breakfast might not be too annoyed when you substitute conventional morning foods for surprise sweet treats.
There are countless fun and creative faux food ideas out there, 
(a quick online search yields a surprisingly dizzying amount of results) 
but I opted for a few simpler ideas I found to start my loved one's April Fool's Day with a smile.
April Fool's Breakfast
Faux fried egg, toast, hash browns and coffee
is really....
Vanilla Greek yogurt
mango (I used a chunk of frozen mango)
pound cake
chocolate pudding or mousse
chocolate sauce
brown sugar
ground cinnamon
Saute finely diced apple with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until golden brown and resembling hash browns.
 Carefully spread yogurt onto plate to make egg white shape. Roughly cut mango in circular shape and flatten with large spoon- adjust shape by hand and place "yolk" into yogurt
I've seen versions of this popular prank made with a half peach or an apricot might work as well
toast slices of poundcake until lightly browned and butter

I garnished with real fruit and sprig of mint
For "coffee", spoon pudding into cup, smoothing top and wiping off any excess. If desired pour layer of chocolate syrup over surface to create a more liquid-like deeper brown effect.
Yes that's a lot of chocolate!
a coffee press filled with the real thing adds authenticity and is a must lest serious caffeine lovers become disgruntled

April Fool's Fun Facts
   Some trace the roots of this holiday back to 1582 Europe when the Julian calendar was changed to the Gregorian calendar. Since news traveled a bit slow back then, many did not know of the change and were referred to as April fools.

In France the holiday is celebrated with similar pranks but targets are referred to as April Fish instead of fools and often images of fish are placed unknowingly on their backs

In 1957 the BBC had many in the UK fooled when they ran a story about a bumper crop of noodles in the annual Swiss Spaghetti harvest. (See the hilarious video: Spaghetti Harvest.)
 Pasta not being a very familiar food in England at the time, some viewers called in to ask about purchasing their own spaghetti trees.
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For more fun and foolish facts visit This day in history: April Fools

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  1. Love this! I had never known about the origin of April Fool's Day - and here I am, already a grandma! Very interesting! And I love your version of the fun breakfast!

    1. Thanks J
      Sorry I missed your sweet comment! We had technical difficulties (ugh) I admit I didn't know the origin either and I'm no Spring chicken lol- but it was such fun researching it!

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