Saturday is lazy day with a big L. We wake up late, potter around while the coffee is brewing and then settle down with our laptops till brunch or lunch. Last Saturday wasn't any different except that we had the whole day planned ahead and had to head into Central London. There was no time to prepare brunch or lunch and so i came up with this quick fix breakfast which in turn was quite heavy.
French Toast with an Apricot syrup
For the toast:
Bread slices- 6 (we use brown bread)
Sugar- 2 tbs
Milk- 3 tbs
Cinnamon- a pinch (optional)
Beat the eggs, sugar, milk and cinnamon together in a bowl until light and fluffy (don't over do it). Dip the bread slices in it and toast on medium heat in a frying pan. Take it off the burner when both sides are brown. Keep aside.
For the syrup:
Apricots- 4 sliced
Brown sugar- 1 tbs (white sugar is also fine)
Butter- 1 tbs
Orange juice- 3 tbs
In a sauce pan, melt the butter and stir in the brown sugar. Keep stirring till the sugar melts. To this add the orange juice and the sliced apricots and mix well. Keep stirring till you get a syrupy texture and the apricots are nice and soft. Take it off the stove, pour over the toast, wait for it to seep through and then dig in.
Notes: You can adjust the sweetness according to your taste. I like it a bit sweet and so add sugar in both.
If you don't like the tangy taste of the orange juice, you can leave that out too.
If you over do the cinnamon, it can be a bit too over powering and not the best of tastes. So add a pinch if you like or omit that.