Sunday Brunch

Today we made a most delicious brunch!

Sunday Brunch

Easy and quick, a yummy way to start the day. At noon.

On the menu was scrambled eggs, french toast with Tom’s special syrup, and bacon along with some yummy aeropress coffee.

Scrambled Eggs

So I always thought scrambled eggs was just making an omelette and squooshing it up. Turns out thats not really true. Real scrambled eggs are far more tasty.

Head Chef: Tom

Ingredients:

4 eggs

salt & peps

a few small knobs butter

4tsp cream

Whisk the eggs in a bowl, then add a few small knobs of butter. Season with salt and pepper. Put the mixture in a frying pan over medium heat and stir constantly. This will give you softer, creamier scrambled eggs with smaller curds. If you like larger curds in your eggs, do not stir as much. When the eggs are almost but not yet cooked, add 4 tsp cream. Cook a few more seconds and serve immediately.

Scrambled Eggs

Fluffy clouds of scrambled eggs.

French Toast

For the french toast, we had never made it before, so we made a simple recipe.

Head Chef: Rasha

Ingredients:

3 pieces of sliced white bread, cut diagonally into triangles

knobs of butter for frying

75ml milk

1 egg

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp sugar

¼ tsp vanilla extract

¼ tsp cinnamon

dash of nutmeg

+Tom’s special syrup for topping

Whisk all the ingredients except for the bread and butter in a bowl. Melt some butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Dip the bread into the mixture for 5 seconds on each side. Place the bread on the frying pan and fry on both sides until crispy and golden brown. Serve immediately, topped with Tom’s special syrup.

Tips: We used skim milk, and Weightwatchers bread, and it tasted delicious, so this recipe works for the (slightly) health conscious. We halved a recipe that serves 4, so you can double to serve 4.

French Toast

French toast with Tom's Special Syrup.

Tom’s Special Syrup

Tom’s special syrup is born out of a chronic lack of maple syrup in the United Kingdom generally and my house specifically.

Head Chef: Tom

Ingredients:

3 heaped tablespoons golden syrup

1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

1 ½ tsp cinnamon

1 dash nutmeg

¼ tsp chilli flakes

Mix it all together with a fork. The mixture is quite viscous at first, but loosens into a delicious ooze on anything hot. The chilli adds a bit of an interesting kick to something which otherwise would just be trying (and failing) to be authentic maple syrup, so I think it’s a worthwhile addition.

It’s also recommended to serve all this up with a mess of bacon and coffee.

That’s it for today, have a good brunch!

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2 thoughts on “Sunday Brunch

  1. towera says:

    Yum… I’ve had breakfast already and looking at this I’m hungry again 🙂

  2. Nick says:

    I want to be covered in Tom’s ‘special syrup’

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