Sunday, November 23, 2008

Basil French Toast

Sunday morning brunch is usually not an event that occurs on a regular basis in this household. Breakfast is normally, whatever you can get yourself, you're more than welcome to have. As the family was musing on what topping to put on their toast, either Vegemite or Peanut Butter, eldest daughter spotted a Donna Hay creation in the Sunday Morning Magazine supplement, that took her fancy.

The basil in the garden is flourishing beautifully, and all of the other ingredients, amazingly were available. So a basil brunch was on the menu. With assistance from the notorious "anonymous" commenter on many of my posts, AKA, Bunny the Boyfriend, a family breakfast was enjoyed by all.

Siri, from Siri's Corner is hosting this next round of Weekend Herb Blogging, and event that highlights the use of herbs and vegetables in every cuisine known, and is now under the wings of Haalo, from Cook Almost Anything at least Once.

Basil French Toast with Bacon and Tomatoes

Serves 4

8 rashers bacon, trimmed

250 gm cherry tomatoes

1 tblsp olive oil

Sea salt, cracked black pepper

4 eggs

¼ cup pouring cream

½ cup finally grated parmesan cheese

½ cup chopped basil

20 gm butter

8 slices sour dough bread

Preheat oven to 220c. Place bacon on a baking tray and cook for 12-15 minutes or until crisp. Place the tomatoes on a baking tray, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast for 5 minutes or until the skins just split. Set aside and keep warm.

Place the eggs, cream, parmesan, basil, salt and pepper in a bowl and whisk until well combined. Heat the butter in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Dip the bread in the egg mixture and cook, in batches until golden. Serve with the bacon and tomatoes.


Ning said...

Hi! Dropped in from WHB! Lovely breakfast! I don't usually eat breakfast, but if this is served, I'd gobble it up happily! :)

Pam said...

Hi Ning, I'm the same regarding breakfast. I can take it or leave it, but this one I gladly took.

A scientist in the kitchen said...

Now, am a breakfast person! Would love to try this one out


Anonymous said...

Gay, you will love it! However, im sure pam will agree that with the expert assistance from bunny the boyfriend it definitely added another aspect to the cooking experience. I know of him, perhaps i could send him over to help. The kid can cook!

Pam said...

Gay, I hope you do/did and enjoy/enjoyed it. So simple to make when you have an assistant such as my daughter's boyfriend. He loves to cook as well, and had a great time making this breakfast.

Pam said...

Hi Bunny, yes we know you can cook, and cook very well. The only problem I have is you don't eat tomatoes, and I'm trying my best to rectify that. I know your prostate will thank me one day.