(So September is here...
or so they say,
... to me it feels like November!
freaking cold, a homogeneous and thick layer of clouds covering the whole sky, the whole day...
I feel like I had no summer this year: August was work and rain all the way.)
Ok. On to the recipe.
I know, I know... I'm being repetitive... oatmeal and french toast every. single. day.
But do you know how it feels like when something is so good you just wanna keep it coming?
Well... that's what happens with these recipes.
Plus you have got to give me some credit for my variations on them. At least you get plenty ideas on how to do the same thing... different ways ;)
I am a total junkie for English goodies.
Meaning: tea, orange marmalade and scones.
(among many others... british accent? c'monnn!)
Now that we have it clear... I really wanna stress how much of an addict I am.
Given the chance... while at home, I will drink around seven cups of tea a day - and I brew real tea, no teabags here. I'ld permanently have a huge collection of all shades of orange marmalade. I'ld have such a collection of tea that I would need a whole wall to exhibit it.
Good thing is: I'm not that crazy yet. I am conscientious about my sugar consumption. (Or maybe I just don't have the money to finance that craziness!)
So today when I realized that the metro was running late and I'ld not be on time to go shopping on my usual place... I decided to skip all reasoning and go spend money on my addictions, instead of on stuff that I really need ;) Orange marmalade with champagne, 'tawny' orange marmalade, bottled lemon curd, lady grey tea... ♥ I was starving by the time I got home, and I was really curious to try this vintage marmalade, so I had to whip up some dessert with these goodies.
English Breakfast French Toast
- 2 fatias de pão
- 1/3 de chávena de leite
- 2 colheres de sopa de farinha maizena
- 1 colher de sopa de açúcar em pó
- 1/2 colher de chá de aroma de baunilha
- 4 colheres de chá de manteiga
- 1 colher de sopa de lemon curd
- 1 colher de sopa de orange marmalade vintage 'tawny'
- açúcar em pó para polvilhar
1) Misturar o leite, a farinha, o açúcar em pó e a baunilha num prato de sopa; dissolver tudo muito bem sem deixar grumos,
2) Barrar uma fatia com lemon curd e a outra com orange marmalade; juntar ambas em sandes,
3) Mergulhar bem a sandes na mistura de leite, virar, deixar absorver bem,
4) Numa frigideira sobre lume brando, deitar a manteiga e deixar derreter, agitando,
5) Fritar a sandes na manteiga durante cerca de 2 minutos (até estar dourada), virar e cozinhar dourar também o outro lado,
6) Montar o prato: cortar a sandes em dois e polvilhar com açúcar em pó; servir.
- 2 slices of bread
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla aroma
- 4 tsp butter
- 1 tbsp lemon curd
- 1 tbsp vintage 'tawny' orange marmalade
- powdered sugar for dusting
1) Mix milk, cornstarch, sugar and vanilla in a deep dish until no lumps are left,
2) Spread lemon curd in one of the slices and marmalade in the other; glue them together,
3) Soak the sandwich in the milk mixture, turning it,
4) Melt the butter over medium-high heat,
5) Fry the sandwich one side at the time for about 2 minutes each, or until golden,
6) Plate: cut the toast in two, dust with powdered sugar, serve immediately.