Breakfast & Brunch

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Grit Soufflé

Heartier, creamier, and more custardlike than a classic soufflé, this dish is also easier and less temperamental. It’s especially good for people who think they don’t like grits; we find they always come back for seconds! With the added spiciness from the peppers and texture from the corn, this dish is also delicious as a side to Balsamic-Roasted Chicken or Salmon Cakes with Crunchy Corn Relish, or Foster’s Salsa. If you don’t have a soufflé dish, you can use a shallow baking dish, but adjust the cooking time accordingly, since it will cook faster.

Herb Cheese Biscuits

These biscuits are perfect for breakfast and if made smaller just right for hors d’oeuvres. The amount of buttermilk you use will depend on the brand of flour and the humidity. The more humid the less buttermilk you will need. Always start with the minimum amount.


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Hot Cross Buns with Raisins, Apricots, and Cranberries

We make these around Easter every year, and they’re very popular. The citrus and dried fruits make these hot cross buns more flavorful than traditional buns. We use basic Granny Foster’s Refrigerator Roll dough, which can be made in advance. Our hot cross buns are great for breakfast or tea.

Individual Proscuitto, Spinach, and Egg “Pies”

We make these elegant little pies often at the Market. There’s no crust involved; the prosciutto forms the outside of the pie. Customers love them to eat on the run because they’re easy to eat out of hand. For the same reason, they’re great to serve for a weekend brunch or picnic.


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Killer Pecan Sticky Buns

These have become one of the all-time favorites at the market. Made especially for week-ends our customers come in start their day off right with one of these.

New York-Style Crumb Cake

We’ve served this rich breakfast cake since we opened, for all the New York transplants and homesick Duke students. It’s great with morning coffee. As you make this, you’ll think you have too much topping and not enough crust. Don’t worry: that is how the cake should look.

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Oatmeal Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips

These chunky moist muffins are one of the favorites at Foster’s Market.

Pimiento Cheese & Grit Souffle

This recipe is the perfect dish for a Southern potluck brunch, or can bring a little South to any brunch! It’s comforting, creamy, filling, and the pimiento cheese adds the perfect amount of sharpness to the grits.

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