Breakfast is This Little Pigs favourite meal of the day. There’s really no rules when it comes to breakfast in This Little Pigs' mind. You can catch this fine swine chowing down some Spaghetti Bolognese for breakfast or on the odd occasion finishing off hamburgers from last night’s dinner. However, mostly you will see silky scrambled eggs in the pan or a golden crust of the perfect cheese omelet being formed and toast flinging themselves from the over exuberant toaster. On the mornings This Little Pig sits bolt upright in bed with a sweet craving like no other (often after a Saturday wine or two), French toast is there to lend This Little Pig a sweet hug of golden, caramelized deliciousness.
French Toast is one of life’s true pleasures. It’s sweet, it’s decadent and really it’s not that tricky to make! It’s golden crispy finish pairs so beautifully with the caramelized seasonal figs and strawberries and oh my piglet, don’t delay, just jump in and start cooking. Oink!
Cardamom & Nutmeg French Toast with Caramelised Fig, Strawberry & Rosemary.
Feeds: 2 Hungry Piglets.
Prep Time: 10 Mins. Cooking Time: 20 Mins.
1 x Egg
4 x Thick Slices Ciabatta Bread
¾ x Cup of Milk
4 x Cardamon Pods
2 x Tbs Honey
50g x Cream
3 x Figs
8 x Strawberries
2 x Rosemary Sprigs
4 x Tbs Butter
1 x Tsp Vanilla Bean
1 x Tsp Nutmeg
How to Make French Magic:
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
- Slice your figs and strawberries into thick slices (taking the tops off the strawberries first).
- Scatter around in a pan and add 2 Tbs of water and a drizzle of honey (1 Tbs) over the lot.
- Place your fruit in a tray into the oven and allow to cook until starting to soften and caramelize (around 15 mins).
- Crush your cardamom pods by either smacking them with the back of the knife or using a mortar and pestle – hit them hard enough that you can remove the skins - discard the skins.
- In a large flat bowl combine milk (3/4 cup), nutmeg (1 Tsp), insides of cardamom (4) and your egg (1) and gently whisk together until combined.
- Take your thick slices of bread and dip all sides into the milk mixture until coated through.
- In a large frypan heat 2 Tbs of your butter until it is melted and bubbling.
- Add in your drained slices of bread and cook on a medium heat until golden brown and then flip over and do the other side. When you flip over your bread, add in your other 2 Tbs of butter and allow to melt and slide around the bread (no one said this meal was going to be healthy piglets so just get on with it).
- Once golden brown on both sides, remove onto two lovely plates and top with a dollop of your cream and a generous scattering of your carmelised fruit.
- Drizzle all over with some more honey (1 Tbs) and scatter your rosemary leaves over the top.
- Serve with coffee, a good book and the sunshine of a perfect Sunday. Oink!