Christmas is now imminent, and this year for the first time I will be spending Christmas day with my boyfriend’s family. They, like many families (including mine in years past!) have croissants for breakfast. Clearly for me this is not an option – although if anyone knows of any good dairy free croissants please do give me a shout! – So I was tasked to think of what I would like to eat for breakfast on Christmas day.
It is safe to say I overthink anything when it comes to Christmas, and I must have gone through every option of breakfast food possible. The key things were it needs to be quick, fuss free and involve little cooking in the morning. After a lot of searching, I remembered Fruit Loaves, something that brings back wonderful childhood memories of breakfasts with my grandparents in Belgium. Their local bakery had the best raisin bread I have ever tasted and kindly my grandparents would always have some in the house for when we visited.
I’ve given the fruit loaf a Christmas-sy twist for the big day by including clementine zest, cinnamon and ginger, ready to be slathered in marmalade. However, if the Christmas flavours are not up your street, or you’re one of those people who thinks Christmas food should be confined to December only, I have made it clear in the recipe below how you can avoid this!