Thursday, 2 August 2012

{RECIPE}: Sweet Eggy Fried Bread Topped with Chocolate Spread and Fresh Summer Berries

I have a confession to make.

I hate summer.

In fact, I am counting down the days till it will finally be over and the sun can go back in to hiding. Give me a cloudy storm any day!

There are several reasons why I hate summer:

  • It's hot. (Duh!)
  •  People sweat. And yes, by people I mean you. And me.
  • The air gets all stuffy and its as though I'm breathing through a straw.
  • I usually end up sunburnt. No matter how much sunscreen I put on.
  • Sunscreen clogs up my pores.
  • School is out and the streets are suddenly filled with kids. I don't mind this. It's when they take so much room on the bus/train that I can't stand. You're young. Walk. 
  • My chocolate melts between my fingers before I can put it into my mouth.
  • My hayfever goes crazy.

Ok, I realise I sound old and cranky. I'm not usually like this. Promise. It's summer that does this to me. (Another thing to add to the list?)

But there is something that I LOVE about summer, and that something is that I get to eat as many of THESE as I want ....

I love my summer berries (especially strawberries!). I could quite literally live off this stuff.

Last night it was just me, mum and grandma for iftar as everyone else had gone to my Aunts. We decided to take it easy and the whole day I'd been craving my summer berries and ..... sweet eggy fried bread.

Sweet eggy fried bread?  ... It sounds pretty gross, I know.

But look!!

Looks good, huh?

And it's so simple to make!!

You'll need:
  • 2 slices of bread (soft white for me, but any kind should do the trick)
  • 2 medium eggs
  • sugar

Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk with a balloon whisk or fork. Add in your sugar (depending on how sweet you want it add a little or a lot) and give it a good mix.

Transfer the eggs from the bowl onto a plate (be careful not to let it overflow!).

Place a slice of bread flat onto the egg on the plate and let it soak some of the mixture up. Flip it and let the other side soak aswell. Be careful not to spend too long with this or the bread will become too soggy and fall apart.

Then just fry each side for roughly 2 minutes (again, adjust depending on how well you want it done).

You could cook the fruit in some sugar and water to make them sweeter and create a syrup but I decided to go with a dollop of nutella instead (something I've been doing a lot of these days. Is there ANYTHING you can't add Nutella to?)

It's more of a dessert but I've been known to have desserts in place of actual meals and this was right up my street.

I have to warn you though, it might be more of an acquired taste... Egg and chocolate?

I made some for my grandma and she just scrunched up her face and gagged.

She then proceed to dunk it into her tea ... Egg drenched in tea? Well, I guess we know where I get my weird taste buds from!

Let me know whether you gave it a thumbs up (or if you're like my gran, a big thumbs down!) if you do give this a try.


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