Sunday, 10 January 2010

lazy sneggy bread


Hasn't it been just fab to have such an unexpected extended holiday because of the snow?! We have stayed snuggled up in front of the fire for sooooo long now that I think we need some sort of reintroduction to society tomorrow! Besides tv-watching and net-surfing we've kept up that other christmas activity of constant grazing. We kicked off today with some Lazy Sneggy Bread (otherwise known as eggy bread in normal peoples houses!)....

Serves 2

2 large eggs

50ml milk

25g unsalted butter

4 slices of white or wholemeal bread

salt and freshly ground black pepper

TO SERVE

Your favourite sauce like ketchup, chutney or relish or brown sauce (optional)


Beat the eggs and milk together in a wide shallow bowl and season with a little salt and pepper.

Melt half the butter in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat.

Dip both sides of two of the bread slices into the egg mix to soak briefly and then pop into the pan to fry gently for about 1 minute each side until crisp and golden.

Remove and repeat with the remaining butter and egg dipped slices of bread.

Serve as they are or with a dollop of your choice of sauce.

EXTRA FLOURISHES:

Serve topped with some slices of crisp bacon, a dollop of crème fraiche and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Replace the salt and pepper with ½ tsp of ground cinnamon and serve with a dollop of natural yoghurt and a drizzle of honey.

Omit the salt and pepper and mash some soft fruits like bananas or berries into the egg mixture before dipping the bread.



3 comments:

Ciara said...

Nothing beats it on a weekend morning!

In our house we alternate between 'Fwench toast' (if you don't mind!) and pancakes on a Saturday or Sunday morning. There is not a one here who doesn't like both... mmmm...!

Chara said...

This looks SO good, but I have to ask an embarrassing question (it's okay, I'm American, we embarrass ourselves all the time). What is brown sauce? My assumption is that it would just be a gravy, but I'm still going to ask.

Chara

marty and sharon said...

love the 'fwench' toast ciara!

chara - sorry, i should have explained for our american friends! brown sauce is a condiment like tomato ketchup. here we use brown sauce in the same way as ketchup (or 'red' sauce!)...its brown obviously and contains spices so has a little more kick to it. so its definitely not gravy! hope that helps!

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