My relationship with breakfasts/brunches is a bit complicated. I do love a beautiful colourful brekkie but I can survive the day without it, as long as I had my coffee of course.
Mid week, it’s hard for me to give up my beauty sleep just to make breakfast. I prefer to use my limited time in the morning wisely, for a snooze. That’s why jam toasts or yogurt & granola are my perfect breakfasts if I’m having any.The bread is toasted while I’m getting ready then I can eat the toast while locking my door.
Disclaimer: If you are a kid reading my post right now, do not try this at home. Breakfasts are good for your health and help you grow stronger. Always eat your breakfast!
The weekends though, I have more time for delicious and big breakfasts whether it’s cooked in my own kitchen or served in a nice spot.
Brunches are more than food, they are about family and friends. They are shared moments with our beloved ones.
I especially love girly brunches. I get to catch up with my girlfriends, discuss politics , make up and men. You’d be surprised with the debates that could happen around a good brunch!
If it’s a home made weekend brunch, I always look for new recipes and new cuisines to try.
Growing up in a Mediterranean country , ex French colony, most of my breakfasts were sweet, they were either croissants or butter/jam toasts. I still enjoy a good croissant in the morning.
But when I moved to the United Kingdom and my passion for food and cooking started to grow, I’ve been trying new cuisines and new breakfasts, salty breakfasts! I love a good vegetarian English breakfast with poached eggs, mushrooms, grilled tomato…yummy!
For someone who consider herself into cooking, there are a lot of classics I didn’t try yet. If I plan to be on Master Chef one day, I better be ready. That’s why for this weekend’s breakfast, I tried the French toasts. Well, better late than never, right?
For 2 slices of toast I used:
- 2 slices of bread.
- 1 egg.
- 1/2 cup of milk.
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter.
- pinch of salt.
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract.
- icing sugar and honey for serving.
In a bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, salt, vanilla and butter. Make sure it’s all blended together, you do not want to see white egg on your bread. Then soak the bread in that mix until it’s moist but not soggy.
Heat 3 tablespoons of butter in a pan and fry the toasts until golden brown.
There are multiple options for serving, you can use syrup. I topped my French toast with icing sugar then poured some honey for extra sweetness.
The cook inside me