Well…O.M.G! This little dish is soooooooooo tasty, sooooooooooo moreish, soooooooooo naughty, but it is so good! I’ve been wanting to try this for a while now, so this weekend was that weekend. Happy Sunday morning breakfast. Inspired from Lil luna
Makes enough for about 4 large portions or 6 smaller portions
70g butter melted
140g light brown sugar, 30g from sprinkling
Bread with crusts cut off (I used plain bread)
5 eggs – medium
1 tsp vanilla essence
cinnamon as per your taste
2 tbsp butter (not melted)
Icing sugar for decoration (optional)
Add the melted butter and brown sugar together and mix thoroughly
Take a casserole dish approx 8 x 12″ and spread the sugar mix over the base
Add a layer of your bread slices
Whisk eggs, vanilla and milk together in a bowl, pour 1/2 the mixture over the bread.
Sprinkle about 15g of the sugar and some cinnamon over
Add another layer of bread slices and butter the slices.
Pour the remaining egg mixture over and sprinkle with leftover sugar and cinnamon.
In the morning remove from fridge and bake in a preheated oven at 180 deg for approx 45 minutes.
I popped under grill for a minute to gently crisp up and brown a bit more (optional)
Drizzle a little icing sugar and Maple Syrup all over and devour!
I just love Sunday Brunch time, no alarm, lay in, relaxing morning and a fantastic big breakfast that will keep me going until my Sunday dinner. I couldn’t decide between sweet or savoury this morning, so why not both?? This was an absolute treat and so glad I had some fresh tomatoes as this jam just nailed the dish.
Makes 2 portions
For the Jam
10 cherry tomatoes – 1/4
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp butter
1 red onion – finely chopped
For the French Toast
2 slices of bread (I used wholemeal)
1 tbsp butter for frying
Salt & pepper to taste
1 large handful of kale – I steamed cooked mine for 4 minutes, perfect.
1/2 Avocado – sliced
To make the jam:- Heat 1 tbsp butter and some spray oil in a fry pan
Saute the onion on medium heat until tender about 5 minutes
Add brown sugar, stir and cook for a further 3 minutes
Add the tomatoes and balsamic vinegar and cook for a further 5 minutes, remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm
To make the French Toast:- Heat 1 tbsp butter in a fry pan.
Whisk the eggs and season with salt & pepper
Place the slices of bread in the egg mixture and allow to soak for a minute, then place into the hot pan and fry on each side for about 3-4 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
Steam cook your kale.
Place kale onto toast, then avocado slices then top with the jam.
I’ve seen posts about Baked French Toast and always wondered how it tastes, so today was that day that I would give it a go. I normally fry my eggy bread so I was intrigued. It tasted amazing with the Maple Syrup and a great Sunday Brunch recipe.
6 slices of thick white bread (it has to be white, I’ve tried wholemeal in the past and it just doesn’t work)
1 cup Milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp sugar (brown or white, your choice)
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp butter – melted
Maple Syrup to serve
Preheat oven to 180 deg
Cut bread into long slices. Mix sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
Whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla
Soak the bread in the egg mixture and let excess drip off
Place some greaseproof or parchment paper on a baking tray and lay the bread strips on top, leaving a small space in between
Using the melted butter, brush the tops of the slices then sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon
Bake in oven for 15 minutes
Remove and turn over the slices, repeat with the butter and sugar and bake for a further 15 mins.
Allow to cool slightly, plate up and drizzle with Maple Syrup…..Yummy!!
A Wee Saturday lunch time treat. I love tuna and avocado but thought I would try something different and put it into French Toast instead of plain bread or a baked potato………..and oh wow! It really does taste so much better!
Makes 2 Sandwiches (2 slices of bread)
2 Slices of wholemeal bread
1/2 tin of tuna
1/4 of avocado
1 spring onion – chopped finely
Grated cheddar cheese (handful)
2 eggs whisked
ground pepper to taste
spray oil for frying
squeeze of lemon juice
1 tbsp light mayo or you can use a light cream cheese
Whisk eggs, cinnamon and pepper together, pour into a flat dish. Lay both slices of bread in egg mixture and allow to soak up, turning over to coat both sides.
Gentle heat up oil in a frying pan, (medium to high heat) place bread into frying pan and toast on both sides until turning slightly golden brown (about 3 mins on each side)
Meanwhile, put tuna into a bowl with avocado and a light mayo then mash together.
Squeeze lemon juice and put in spring onion and mix together.
Once bread has toasted lay on a plate and add the filling, topping with the grated cheese then closing up the sandwich. oh Yummy!