Eggs Benedict Brunch Braid
Total TimePrep: 45 min. Bake: 20 min.
This dish is amazing. I made it for my husband for his birthday and it turned out *delicious! I was afraid it might be dry, but it wasn't at all. I think the key is not to overcook the eggs before adding the sauce. I cooked them pretty wet. Then today I made it for a brunch and I got such rave reviews. Everyone wanted the recipe. I made it half vegetarian this time. Normal way for half and oh the other side I heaped on raw baby spinach then put the egg mixture on top of that. It *also turned out delicious. It is so impressive looking, and SO easy. I find it takes way less time than the recipe said to put it together. Maybe 15-20 mins?? I think I am going to try it with salmon and spinach next.
I hesitate to post this rating, because others have given it such positive reviews. I followed this recipe to the letter and it had absolutely no taste of the typical hollandaise sauce associated with Eggs Benedict. In fact, there wasn't much taste at all. Maybe I should have made an additional batch of the sauce to serve over it after it came out of the oven. The only reason I gave it 2 stars was because, tasteless as it was, it was edible. I will not be making it again. Really disappointed as I was hoping to serve my best friend something akin to her favorite brunch/breakfast, Also, I am curious as to the reference above stating it was in Taste of Home Winning Recipes 3 2012. I have several Taste of Home Contest Winning Recipes books, including 2012, but I've never heard of "3".
I made this for a work breakfast today. I put it together last night and cooked it this morning. It was a HUGE hit! Everyone loved it, it was gone in about 10 minutes. I should have made two! Everyone commented on how light it was, almost like a quiche, so it's not a big, heavy breakfast, even with the pastry and the thick sauce. And everyone asked me for the recipe.
Very good recipe even though I forgot the chives it still was excellent. You could make this with almost any egg mixture and not go wrong. Thanks for sharing.