Date & walnut bread frittata with cinnamon, orange flower water and honey

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Date & walnut bread frittata with cinnamon, orange flower water and honey 
My date & walnut bread frittata with cinnamon, orange flower water and honey - a sweet breakfast or brunch frittata recipe, inspired by Middle Eastern flavours and the Italian bread frittata (frittata di pane)
There are also similarities to the British classic dessert; bread and butter pudding and the French pain perdu.  All good ways of using up leftover or stale bread, and all delicious, home cooking comfort food recipes. Great for enjoying with friends and family on relaxing weekends. 
Bon appetit! 
recipe by Ema at De Tout Coeur Limousin
Serves 4
80g bread (pain de mie, brioche, white sliced all work well)
4 eggs
100ml milk
100g shelled walnuts
2 tsp butter
Date paste
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
2 tsp orange flower water
150g pitted dates
200ml boiled water
to serve:
thick yogurt
add all the date paste ingredients to a bowl, cover & leave for 30 minutes for the dates to soften. Blend in a food processor for a minute or 2 until smooth.
toast the walnuts in a dry frying pan for a few minutes until golden. Finely chop in a food processor.
preheat the oven to gas 6/200C
whisk the eggs and milk together then stir in the bread cut into 1cm cubes, half the chopped walnuts, and half the date paste.
grease a deep 8 inch/20cm oven proof pan with butter before pouring in the frittata mixture. Cook in the oven until puffed up and golden brown (about 15-20 minutes). Top with the rest of the chopped walnuts and serve with the remaining date paste and thick yogurt or mascarpone.
You can also cook this on the stove top if you prefer. Cook on a low heat and finish under the grill to brown.

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  1. Oh my goodness, I have never had a sweet frittata and I am obsessed with them, thanks for linking up to #happyandhome

    1. thanks so much. I just thought the flavours and textures would work well together - like a bread and butter pudding frittata. Watch this space for another frittata recipe coming soon. Thanks so much for hosting too - a lovely link up idea :)

  2. Sounds delicious. But I wonder if it can be made without the Orange flower water? Sue J ~ The World of Suzy Homemaker via #HappyandHome

    1. Hi Sue - thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments. It can definitely be made without the orange flower water. You don't need to replace it with anything else - but you can add orange zest if you want a citrus flavour.

    2. Fantastic! Thank you 😊

  3. Wow that looks amazing, sad I can't eat nuts. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

    1. thank you - you could leave out the nuts - maybe adding some crunchy breadcrumbs or crumbled pretzel crumbs for a bit of crunch...

  4. thanks for sharing - see you next time at the link up :)

  5. oooh, so pretty. I love the crumbly top and adore the sweet / tart combo too... a big slice please... thanks for the linky xxx


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