4 Cafe Food You Can Prepare At Home & Save Some Bucks

Almost 50% of millennials in Singapore are spending more money on their dose of cafe food and coffee fix than on their retirement savings. In fact, the same group of people will go on to start saving for retirement only at the age of 38. A little too late.

Food and coffee are usually charged at a steeper price than usual at reputable cafes with one of the reasons being their ambience and Instagram-worthiness.

If you are a true fan of just the food itself, here are the recipes and how much you can save if you choose to have it at home!

Eggs Benedict

Egg Benedict Recipe

  • 2 Eggs – $0.40 each
  • 1 English Muffins – $1
  • 3 Egg Yolks – $0.40 each
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  • 1 cup melted butter, cooled to room temperature. – $0.40
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Dash of cayenne pepper.

Follow the instructions here: How to Make Classic Eggs Benedict!!

How much you save:

Eggs Benedict At Prive Cafe: $16
Eggs Benedict At Home: $3.40 (about $5 if you add in bacon and ham)
Amount saved: $12.60

Truffle Fries

Truffle Fries Recipe

  • Farmland Shoestring French Fries – $3.50 for 1kg
  • A few teaspoons of quality truffle oil – $15.20 for 55ml
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  1. Prepare fries accordingly to instructions on the package.
  2. Transfer to a greased baking sheet
  3. Sprinkle salt and truffle oil and toss until evenly coated
How much you save:

Truffle fries at Lola’s Cafe: $12
Truffle fries at home: Less than $3 when divide accordingly
Amount saved: $9

Salmon & Avocado Salad

sourceSalmon & Avocado Salad Recipe

  • 1 Avocado – $1.80
  • DIY Salad Mix – $2.95
  • Smoked Salmon – $6.95 for 75g ( you don’t need all 75g of it)
  1. Chop the Avocado into dices.
  2. Combine and mix all the ingredients.
How much you save:

Salmon & Avocado Salad on average: $13
Salmon & Avocado Salad at home: About $7.10
Amount saved: $5.90

Scrambled Egg On Toast With Bacon

Scrambled Egg On Toast With Bacon Recipesource

  • 2 slices of bacon – $5 for 200g (you only need 2 slices)
  • 2 Egg – $0.40 each
  • Butter – $0.40
  • 2 slices of bread – $2.40 for 600g
  • Salt and pepper
  • A bit of milk – $2 for 1Litre
  1. Grill the bacon until crispy and keep warm
  2. Put the eggs into a small bowl and beat lightly with a fork, then pour them into a small saucepan.
  3. Add the butter and milk and stir together well
  4. Put the pan on a low heat and cook the eggs gently, stirring constantly until the eggs thicken. Season with salt and pepper when done.
  5. Toast the 2 slices of bread.
  6. Put the bacon and scrambled egg on top of the toast.
How much you save:

Scrambled Egg On Toast With Bacon on average at cafes: $16
Scrambled Egg On Toast With Bacon on average at home: about $3
Amount saved: $13

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