Life is running at full speed right now and it took me 3 weeks to vacuum my apartment. For someone who cooks, a lot, this was a sad state of affairs. That pretty much sums up how busy I am at the moment.
I am loving the (small) amount of time I can spend messing about in the kitchen and creating recipes I love to share with you. To pay homage to my currently time poor life, here’s a really quick and simple (but delicious) brunch recipe because no matter how busy you are, brunch should always be an option.
I am not the biggest fan of sweet breakfasts. Shock, horror, I know. Hands up if you are?! When we are talking breakfast, I’m usually savoury all the way. I have a sweet breakfast like muesli or porridge every now and then but when we’re talking hearty brunches, I can’t go past avocado, eggs, toast, tomato, toppings and cheeses!
I woke up one morning with an absolute craving for savoury french toast, and as someone who
wants needs to eat exactly what I am craving at that point in time, it had to happen.
After a little hypothesising of the best approach, I decided to keep it simple and use Rustica Sourdough Multigrain bread and some simple garnishes and boy oh boy.. this recipe is something special.
If you ever find yourself craving a salty wholesome breakfast I urge you to try this savoury french toast and hell, even serve it with slices of perfect avocado. *bliss*
Whats your favourite go-to quick brunch?
Have a wonderful day, Bec x
- 6 slices of thick good quality bread
- 4 large eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- generous grating of parmesan cheese
- freshly chopped spring onion or parsley
- salt and pepper
- chilli oil
- vegetable/coconut/olive oil (for frying)
- Avocado if desired
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, milk and dijon mustard. Season with salt and pepper.
- Heat the oil in a fry pan over medium heat and leave to heat up.
- Pour the egg mixture into a flat tray and line with the pieces of bread.
- Flip the bread and ensure it's soaked up the egg mixture on both sides.
- Fry in the frying pan for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until the mixture is cooked and the toast has a nice golden brown colour.
- Remove from fry pan (keep warm in oven if doing a large batch) and then serve with generous sprinkles of parmesan cheese, fresh herbs, salt and pepper and a drizzle of chili oil if you dare.
- You could build upon this basic savoury french toast recipe and add bacon, avocado, a fried egg, fresh tomato salsa or enjoy on it's own.