Happy Wednesday, everybody! It’s my birthday tomorrow, so in joyful anticipation of all the fun that I’m about to have (sleeping in, reading new cookbooks, not doing dishes) I thought that I would give you my top 10 recipes that would make for an absolutely unforgettably awesome birthday. In the words of Mario, here we go!
Number 10. Breakfast is a serious part of any birthday. It sets the tone for the whole day, and it should MOST DEFINITELY be a treat.
These sour cream vanilla waffles are light, fluffy, crispy and so delicious. The perfect accompaniment is yet more sour cream, swirled with some blackberry jam. Or blueberry jam. Heavenly.
Number 9. Hey, speaking of blackberry jam, have you ever had it rippled through custard and then stuffed into an ethereally light, lemon-scented donut?
YOU HAVEN’T?! Well, you gotta get onto that, because no birthday would be complete without these Blackberry Jam and Custard Donuts.
Number 8. These apple fritters with salted caramel are one of my most favourite recipes to ever appear here on The Sugar Hit.
The tart chunks of cinnamony apples, wrapped up in that spiced batter and then all dunked and drizzled in salted caramel? Come to mama.
Number 7. Hear that? That is the sound of angels singing. Oh wait, you probably can’t hear it because you’re not currently eating a sensual scoop of this Nutella Ice Cream in Brioche.
Everyone’s birthday needs this.
Number 6. Now, this makes a damn fine breakfast. But it also makes a damn fine any-other-meal-of-the-day, too.
Because when you take a Corn and Scallion Belgian Waffle, top it with cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, hot sauce and a fried egg, it’s just a damn fine thing.
Number 5. These Greek Chicken Souvlakis have lemon and oregano marinated chicken, pink pickled onions, mustard aioli, parsley and FETA FRIES.
Now if you can’t eat a souvlaki stuffed with fries on your birthday, then dammit, when can you eat it?! (my answer: always)
Number 4. Could there be a more delightful gift to give someone on their birthday than a freshly baked, gooey centred, crispy edged chocolate chip cookie, that has pretzels in it?
Nope, these chocolate chip pretzel cookies are officially the greatest gift of all.
Number 3. It had to be these Bacon Blue Cheese Burgers from Seriously Delish.
If there is someone in your life who will grill you up a burger, top it with crispy bacon, blue cheese, arugula and a quick and easy jalapeno jam, then you are living large. LIVING LARGE.
Number 2. I created these Chocolate-dipped Pretzel Ice Cream Cones after I discovered the life-affirming joys of pretzel ice cream (there’s a recipe in the post!).
It has become without a doubt, my favourite flavour of ice cream, ever. And in a choc-top cone? Unbeatable.
AAAAAAND NUMBER ONE! Without a doubt it had to be an Epic Birthday Cake! Because everyone deserves a ridiculously huge, frosting piled, multi-layered and sprinkle topped cake on their birthday.
And that’s my list! What’s your perfect birthday look like?
Happy birthday! Hope you have a good one!
Thanks Belle! :)
First of all, happy early birthday sweet lady! I hope your day is everything ever. Secondly, my birthday is coming up next month. Where do I put in my order for all of these treats???
Thanks Amanda! And you can email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org !
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Girl you deserve every one of these things, wish I could share some cake with you on this happy day!
Me too! Hopefully one day Abby!
Happy Birthday, Girl! I hope you get to eat and Eat and Eat! Oh and by the way, I made your sour cream waffles a couple months back – amazing!
That’s awesome! So glad you liked them! And don’t worry – I’ll be eating.
Happy Birthday for tomorrow Sarah!
Thank you Jacqueline!
YAY!!!!! happy birthday!!!!!! you deserve all of these tasty goodies and then some!!!
*GRINS* thanks Molly!
Happy Early Birthday!! I’m heading over to check out those sour cream waffles right now, they sound great. My perfect birthday includes pie. Pie is my favorite dessert.
Oh heck yes, I love pie. How did pie not make it onto this list?
Happy bday sweetie pie :)
Savory waffles are right up my alley, but I could also go for one of those blackberry jam and custard doughnuts. I hope you have the best birthday ever!
Happy Birthday Sarah! I know that everyday I can’t wait to log onto and see what exquisite food you are posting!!! You are always the bright spot in my day,so for all you give us everyday,I hope you get as many awesome returns!!!!! Happy Birthday!!!!
hahaha love that your food day includes multiple kinds of both waffles and doughnuts ;D Happy Birthday!
Oh those waffles and those fritters! Yes please! Aaaand a big happy birthday! (tomorrow) hope you wake up to a big cake and a big batch of waffles!
Happy Birthday!! I would love all these things on my b-day too!! Have a great day! :)
Happy Birthday!! I hope all of your birthday food dreams come true!
Happy early birthday! mine is a week after yours, so i can feel the celebrations coming! I might end up making that epic birthday cake for myself… I want one right now.
Happy birthday, fellow September-born lady! I hope its wonderful, relaxing, and that you get spoiled. I love ALL your birthday-treat picks! Especially anything waffled :) :) :)
Happy, happy Birthday Sarah!!!!
Also, I *want* the apple fritters. And the Jam and custard donuts, but mostly – the apple fritters. yum!
happiest of birthdays to one of the most brilliant, mad kitchen geniuses i’ve ever [happily] stumbled across
ooooooooooh any of these treats would be AMAZING for a birthday!!! (speaking of which HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYY!!!)
HAPPY almost BIRTHDAY!!
Pretty sure I’ve already pinned about everything on this list, haha
Mine is on Friday :P Yay September Birthdays! Do you do the same thing as me and insist your bday “is in the Summer, DAMMIT!” because Fall technically starts on Sept 21? Maybe it’s just me. I’m weird.
It’s the opposite down here in Australia, so I kind of love having my birthday in the first month of Spring! And HELL YEAH September birthdays!
Wishing you a wonderful birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saraaaaaah! Happy birthday girl! In my head I am singing you this song (with your name subbed in, natch):
I also hope that your day was full of everything good, and that you say YES to life:
Happy birthday! It’s my birthday on October 3rd and this post made me so excited. That Epic Birthday Cake looks amazing!!
I’ve saved my first comment here just for the specialness of wishing you Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday, Sarah! Hope it’s as sweet as you are and as magical as your recipes…
Happy birthday friend! Hope you have a great day (and get to relax a bit!). Love this round up!
I still can’t believe how freakin awesome savoury waffles look. Hope your birthday was ahhhmayyyzinnngg!