Slow to wake up in the morning? But you still like the idea of a breakfast or brunch treat that will start the taste buds tingling?
The following solutions call for the briefest investment of time and effort, but the rewards include a pleasing fillip to start-of-the-day standards.
The main magic is honey mustard, which combines with other ingredients to make a dip and a spread, each with its own unexpected twist. Here are the simple recipes, each with a preparation time of about 5 minutes.
Tropical Fruit Dip
1/3 cup honey mustard
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
Combine all ingredients; mix well.
Use as a dipping sauce for your choice of fruit, which might include banana, strawberries, pineapple, mango or melon.
Makes 2/3 cup sauce.
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons honey mustard
2 tablespoons orange marmalade
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Spoon into a ramekin. Serve as a spread with croissants, or on toasted bread, muffins or pound cake.
Makes about 1/2 cup spread.
Recipes from French's Mustard.
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