Happy Black Friday everyone! Although across the pond, American traditions have seemed to travel this year in particular. Maybe it's just me getting older & more aware, or maybe it's just an excuse for sales & therefore lots of shopping... Either way I'm not complaining as I think it is great to celebrate worldwide traditions, especially with festive food & drink! On Wednesday evening I had the girls over for a Thanksgiving tea party, where we (rather stereotypically I'm afraid to say) stuffed ourselves with bagels & pecan pie. More to come on that soon though, because today's post is all about the Big B word.
Breakfast is by far my favourite meal of the day, it wakes you up, powers you up & prepares you for the day ahead. However a new Big B is in town. Brunch is the new big thing. Formerly known as a late (lazy) breakfast, brunch is best enjoyed after a nice snooze in bed. After having my fill of bacon & egg sandwiches over the years (let alone this week) I have decided to experiment with different, healthier versions of the must loved late-morning brunch. Bananas are my breakfast fruit of choice, with one almost always gracing the top of my porridge or toast. I wanted to create a warm brunch from what I had in the house, after all who wants to venture out into the elements when they have just peeled themselves out of bed? If you have the basics (bread, butter, milk, egg) you can really create this cross between bread & butter pudding & french toast with any flavours you wish. This morning however was Mr Banana's day to shine...
Banana Bread & Butter Brunch
Serves 2 (multiply ingredients to feed more mouths!)
4 slices of bread (I used seeded for the extra energy)
Handful of sultanas
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp sugar (I used soft brown sugar)
1 tsp cinnamon (nutmeg could also be used)
A few drops of vanilla extract
Lay one layer of the bread in the ovenproof dish (you could use 2 small dishes like me or 1 large one)
Sprinkle with sultanas, cinnamon, banana slices & sugar
Top with another layer of bread
Beat egg, milk & vanilla extract together
Pour into dish & leave to soak for 30 minutes (whilst you get ready for the day & make a cup of tea!)
Grab a fork & enjoy!
What's your favourite brunch recipe?