Saturday, 12 February 2011

French Toast And Blueberry Coulis

I've been trying to get into liking eggs recently. As I was saying in the previous blog, I can deal with egg in a few forms, but others just make me baulk.

So, in my new adventurous mindset, I thought that once again I'd use eggs in a recipe but try to cover up the taste as much as possible! French toast with blueberry coulis...

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A traditional french toast recipe would usually use just normal milk, but, in an effort to even further mask the eggy taste, I used strawberry milk. It should also be noted that french toast was not invented in France, but rather in Rome, and today it is a popular breakfast dish in the USA.

You will need:

- 4 eggs
- 250ml strawberry milk
- 200g caster sugar
- 1 punnet of blueberries
- Lemon juice
- 6 slices of bread

This is an incredibly simple dish to make, there's really only a couple of steps.

Beat your eggs, milk and half the caster sugar together in a bowl until it's all combined well. You want to soak the bread in this while you heat a good knob of butter in a frying pan or griddle.

Once the butter is melted and hot, fry your toast off in batches (depending on the size of your frying pan), making sure to brown the toast off on both sides. Make sure the butter is very hot so that it cooks the outside of the toast quickly rather than sinking in and making a soggy mess.

To make the blueberry coulis, simply put all the blueberries, the rest of the sugar, and a good squeeze of lemon juice into another pan and cook it out for maybe 5 - 10 minutes.

Stir frequently and give the blueberries a good bashing to release their juice into the coulis. Once the sugar has all melted and the blueberries are simmering down, add in a little cornflour mixed with water to thicken up the sauce.

Stir on the heat for a couple more minutes before taking it off and straining it through a sieve.

Everything is now in place for you to stack your french toast and pour your coulis over the top and devour...

Enjoy!

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Coming up:

- I'll be cooking for about 40 people or so next weekend for a work do. Expect to see the results (or lack thereof - hopefully not!) on here.
- Egypt blog. Honestly!

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