Kelly the Culinarian: Cooking with Kelly: Breakfast spring roll with peaches

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Cooking with Kelly: Breakfast spring roll with peaches

I wanted to whip something up for this month's A Fruit a Month competition, but my first round of ideas for cooking with peaches were immediately thrown out because of the oven situation. No pies, pastries or tarts. So I went with something a little nontraditional: A breakfast spring roll.

Spring rolls are Chinese pastries usually filled with rice, vegetables and chicken or shrimp. I made my version with granola, honey and thinly slice peaches.
First, I took a spring roll wrapper about 6 inches square and placed several pieces of peaches in a line with enough space around for wrapping. I topped it with a drizzle of honey and a tablespoon or two of granola. The honey helps keep everything together and adds some flavor. Next, I wrapped it all like a burrito and turned it over so that the peach side was on the top and allowed it to sear, sort of, on my electric skillet. I didn't use any oil and I wasn't looking for it to brown, I just wanted to take the raw taste out of the spring roll wrapper. The roll in the photo I sliced and served with apple sauce and vanilla yogurt for dipping, but there are many, many more possibilities here. Any number of fruits would be good in this preparation and the granola can be swapped out for another cereal or even some cooked oatmeal, for a hot preparation.

I don't like mornings but I sure like breakfast. This could easily be made to go, so no need to wake up early for this one.

13 comments:

stay-at-home mum said...

Looks like it can be served as a dessert too!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Very creative and delicious!

Asha said...

Great idea! Looks like a yummy breakfast!:))

Retno Prihadana said...

It sounds yummy. Have you tried spring rolls with banana inside?

Dr ve Thru said...

Looks tempting. Did you have to steam the springroll pastry first?

People St.Clair said...

this sounds good, I'm will have to try this out :)

Kelly Mahoney said...

I fried the pastry a little bit in my electric skillet. I would have steamed it, if I had a way to.

Brilliant Asylum said...

Wow--so creative! I need to try this (though it is way more complicated than my usual breakfast of yogurt and coffee).

Mansi Desai said...

Kelly! this looks great! healthy breakfast, and all without a stove...atta girl!!

thanks for your delicious entry:) btw, its AFAM (A Fruit a Month), your post says " a day"..a typo:)

urban vegan said...

interesting b'fast twist!

tigerfish said...

I have never prepared breakfast for a long long, long long time.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

I would love to have this as my breakfast :-)

Julie said...

How fun and tasty! I had a spring roll-themed dinner party a year and a half ago, and our desserts were roll-your-own build-a-spring rolls! I wish I'd thought to provide peaches. Yum!