Christmas Morning Fig Jam Sticky Buns

Move over cinnamon buns this Christmas morning I’m serving up my delicious Fig jam sticky buns! Super quick and easy to make. The perfect make-ahead breakfast to serve to your loved ones this holiday. Served up with my equally simple mini frittatas and your meal is complete! This has been an incredible year, and I appreciate each and every one of you. I hope that you enjoy these recipes and that you and your family have the most incredible holiday!

Merry Christmas

Xo Ayesha

Fig Jam Sticky Buns

One loaf frozen bread dough, unthawed.

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1/4 cup brown sugar plus two tablespoons.

1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons honey

1 cup fig jam (Look for good quality jam)

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped.

Egg wash:

1 egg

1 tablespoon water

Glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoon milk

Allow bread to thaw the night before. Bring it to room temp before using.

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly grease a square cake pan with butter or cooking spray. Sprinkle two tablespoons of brown sugar along the bottom of the pan.

Roll bread dough into a large rectangle and brush with melted butter.

Mix fig jam, walnuts, cinnamon, and honey in a bowl; spread evenly over dough leaving 1/2 inch clear. Roll dough lengthwise into a log. Moisten edge with egg wash and seal the edge. Cut into 8-10 slices and arrange in pan.

Bake in preheated oven until golden brown about 25-30 minutes.

Meanwhile mix confectioners’ sugar, brown sugar, milk, and vanilla in a bowl until smooth. Drizzle over sticky buns and serve warm!

Mini Fritattas

Ten large eggs
1/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons grated parmesan

salt and pepper to taste
1 cup thinly sliced ham, chopped
1 cup cooked crumbled bacon
1 cup cooked crumbled breakfast sausage
1 cup finely grated cheese (your choice)
1 cup cooked asparagus tips
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1 cup chopped spinach
Fresh chopped parsley
Fresh chopped basil

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk cream, milk, parmesan, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and set aside. Place crumbled bacon, sausage, sliced ham, cheese, herbs, and vegetables in small containers. Spray mini muffin tins with non-stick spray and place on the counter.

Pour your egg mixture into prepared muffin tin. And let your family place their favorite toppings.

Bake in the oven until mixture is set and lightly browned. About 8 to 10 minutes.

Once lightly cooled pop out of your muffin tins and serve alongside your sticky buns.

Enjoy!

Holiday Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to our winner Nusheen Khorram, with your “Fig Glazed Flounder With Mango Salsa“! A special thank you to everyone who participated, you all put in so much hard work. There were so many entries, and it was very tough to pick just one. Thank you all! We hope the winner enjoys their Brand-new “Ayesha Curry 12pc Aluminum Cookware Set” in brown sugar. Currently selling nationwide!! Take a look at this recipe below and stay tuned for more fun contests!

And the winner is…………..

Fig Glazed Flounder With Mango Salsa

Two whole flounders, cleaned and deboned.
Salt and pepper to taste.
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 tablespoon dried tarragon
1/2 tablespoon dried dill weed
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup fig jam, at room temperature.
One tablespoon lemon juice
Lemon wedges, for serving

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

In a large dish add spices and cornmeal. Combine well.

Add milk to another bowl.

Dip fish carefully into milk and then lightly coat with cornmeal mixture.

Place on a foil covered baking sheet.

Mix fig jam and lemon juice and drizzle over the top of each fish.
Bake for 12-13 minutes until flaky.

I top with my mango topping and lemon wedges. Served with my crispy Persian rice.

Mango Topping:

One mango, peeled and chopped
One tablespoon jalapeno
1/4 cup diced onion (red or white)
Two tablespoons lime juice
salt and pepper to taste.

Chill in refrigerator while preparing fish.

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We were very inspired by your story and your love of making this recipe with your family. When you spend time cooking and enjoying meals with your family, you create happy memories you, your children, and family will cherish forever. Thank you again for entering. We hope that you all had fun. Happy Holidays!!

xo-Ayesha

 

Holiday Cookware Giveaway! *Final Days*

This is the last week to send in your entries for my cookware giveaway. Everyone is sending in some great recipes and photos and I cannot wait to share the winner!

Holiday Cookware Giveaway!

Hi Everyone! I come bearing gifts and just in time for the holidays. My family and I have had such an incredibly blessed year. And as a big thank you to my readers and incredible supporters I want to do a holiday giveaway. My cookware line “The Ayesha Curry Home Collection” recently launched and can be currently found at “AmazonTarget”,“JCPenney” and retailers nationwide. Creating this line was a dream come true! And to celebrate I am giving away my “12pc Aluminum Cookware Set” in brown sugar!

 

This is the perfect set for all your kitchen needs. I am so incredibly proud of the entire line. Not only is it B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L but its oven safe, non-stick, and textured for perfect browning. All you have to do is send in your favorite holiday-inspired recipes. I come from a large family that loves to cook and EAT! Some of my favorite childhood memories are watching my mother cook for the holidays with my grandma and aunts and uncles. So send in your original recipe, food photo, name, and address. The winner’s recipe and photo will be featured on the blog. Deadline for entry is December the 15th, 2017. A winner will be announced Monday, December 18th. Happy Holidays!

 

Winner will receive “12pc Aluminum Cookware Set” by Ayesha Curry.
Please submit all entries to ayeshacurrygiveaway@gmail.com
Deadline: December 15th, 2017
Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery of prize!

Holiday Cookware Giveaway!

Holiday Cookware Giveaway!

Hi Everyone! I come bearing gifts and just in time for the holidays. My family and I have had such an incredibly blessed year. And as a big thank you to my readers and incredible supporters I want to do a holiday giveaway. My cookware line “The Ayesha Curry Home Collection” recently launched and can be currently found at “Target” and “JCPenney.” Creating this line was a dream come true! And to celebrate I am giving away my “12pc Aluminum Cookware Set” in brown sugar!

 

This is the perfect set for all your kitchen needs. I am so incredibly proud of the entire line. Not only is it B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L but its oven safe, non-stick, and textured for perfect browning. All you have to do is send in your favorite holiday-inspired recipes. I come from a large family that loves to cook and EAT! Some of my favorite childhood memories are watching my mother cook for the holidays with my grandma and aunts and uncles. So send in your original recipe, food photo, name, and address. The winner’s recipe and photo will be featured on the blog. Deadline for entry is December the 15th, 2017. A winner will be announced Monday, December 18th. Happy Holidays!

 

Winners will receive “12pc Aluminum Cookware Set” by Ayesha Curry.
Please submit all entries to ayeshacurrygiveaway@gmail.com
Deadline: December 15th, 2017
Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery of prize!

Homemade Scents for The Home

One of my fondest memories is the smell of our home during the holidays growing up. The scent was so subtle and delicious and I would feel so warm and cozy coming home from school. I grew up in Toronto, Canada so fires, candles, and anything to make the home feel warm and inviting during the winters were a must. The delicious smell that I grew so fondly of was actually a homemade concoction that my mom would make on the stove to infuse our home with the aroma of love. Sounds so strange but thats really what I feel when I walk into my home and smell this delightful scent.

I called my mom a couple of nights ago to let her know that I was going to blog about this and share the recipe with you guys. She was thrilled and both delighted and surprised to know that I remembered her doing that as a child and have continued to do it myself. It’s the little things that stick with you it seems. My goodness do I LOVE tradition. I hope that this becomes a staple in your home as well during the holidays. If you try it please let me know what you think. Enjoy!

Ingredients 

1-2 Cinnamon Sticks

Peels of an Orange

Peels of an Apple

Cloves (a tablespoon or so)

2-3 cups of water

*This recipe is such great way to get the most out of your fruits and use up those unwanted orange peels!

Directions

Simply place of the ingredients into a pot. Bring to a boil and then simmer on extra low for a long as you want! As the water evaporates add more! Such a natural way to infuse your home with a yummy smell. This recipe is so addicting and will be on my stove all through the holidays.