Monday, 6 July 2009

Breakfast in Bed...almost

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)
Eggs- 2
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.

7 comments:

miri goes phishing! said...

Nisha...i don't know how it is possible that we think alike like this.... i sometimes feel that you either read my mind or i read yours...i have some fresh apricots with me and have been wondering what to try with them...as usual the pictures here look really good. i'm gonna try this recipe soon...

An Open Book said...

Haha i have felt the same way too..we are more alike than we think. I browsed for a recipe for so long and then came up with this on my own cos ive done the same with kiwi fruit and all...Forced Roshan to say it tasted good:)

Ann said...

Yumm.. That's a lovely breakfast!

Shades of Grey said...

Edi I think Rosh is secretly pleased you are going all out on this cooking frenzy - don't stop, if anything, at least for the sake of your blog :D

An Open Book said...
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An Open Book said...

Thanks Ann
Jane...Why did i start the blog...so i would stop cribbing about cooking:)
Now im more interested in taking pics and editing them than the cooking you know:)
and Ro is slightly getting pissed that he cant dig into the food once im done, cos i need 2 take pics hehehe. My mom thinks im copying pics off the net lol.

the blogger formerly known as sansmerci said...

ahhhh nish.. i wud give my one leg if i cud have that now... looks sooooooo yummy irresistable!