A Special Valentine Breakfast Idea, Just for Her


Do you want to heat up this Valentine’s Day for your special lady with a romantic and delicious brunch? Create your own Valentine’s Bed and Breakfast at Home with this perfect toast and bacon jam breakfast idea. 

A Valentine’s Morning To Remember

Many men feel pressured to create an extravagant day for Valentine’s Day. Boxes of chocolates, glittering diamonds, and bouquets of flowers have been exchanged for centuries, all in the name of love, on Valentine’s Day. 

“In 2019, roughly $20.7 billion was spent 

on this special day,” according to Fortunly

Covid actually raised this spending, as lovers sought out ways to show their love in new ways. However, winning your lady’s heart this year could be much easier, and much more affordable, than you may think.

Simple is Sweet

In 2022, our priorities have really shifted. Simplicity is desired, with honest intentions. While gifts are lovely, so is a wonderful homemade brunch - made just for her, by you!

Try showing your love with this easy TBJ & Halloumi Brûlée Toasts Valentine's breakfast recipe, created by chef Michael Oraschewsky, co-founder and CEO of TBJ Gourmet.  

It’s simple to follow, with simple ingredients. Oh, and you’ll also need a brûlée torch to caramelize the halloumi cheese in this recipe. How fun is that?! *Always remember, look cool first followed closely by safety second!safety secondfirst!

TBJ & Halloumi Brûlée Toasts

Chef Michael Oraschewsky:

“These lil’ toasties are super cute. Here’s what’s stacked and slathered

 on these tasty jam and toast treats. Toasted, olive oil oven-fried baguette slices are smeared with TBJ Black Peppercorn Bacon Jam bacon spread.”  

(the best bacon jam to buy!) 

“The toasts are then topped with sugar-caramelized halloumi cheese.

As the “pièce de résistance”, a little tangy lime-infused berry action 

is spooned over the caramelized cheese.”

serves 4-6


Berry Mix:

1 1/2 cups mixed berries, trimmed and diced

2 teaspoons lime zest

1 tablespoon lime juice

1 baguette, thick sliced

1/4 cup olive oil

9oz Black Peppercorn Bacon Jam

8oz halloumi cheese, sliced

granulated sugar


  1. Place berries, lime zest, and lime juice in a medium bowl and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 F. Place baguette slices on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. 
  3. Once the oven is preheated, bake baguette slices for 5-8 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
  4. Spread toasts with Peppercorn Bacon Jam and top with halloumi. Sprinkle the cheese heartily with granulated sugar and, using the torch, caramelize the sugar until golden brown.
  5. Transfer toasts and jam to a platter or plate and top with berry mix before serving.

No Reservations Needed for a Sweet Brunch

Valentine’s Day at home can be very romantic. Create that romantic ambiance with music, flowers, and candles. Stretch your chef skills now that you know how to make bacon jam toasts, and have fun! 

Your special Valentine will appreciate the thought, the effort, the taste, and your love. 

Bon Appétit! 

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