It's summer vacation for Kirstie which means easy mornings, no rush and more time for a leisurely breakfast. Spoiling my family is one of my favorite hobbies so today I decided to make her a special treat instead of her usual spelt flakes with milk. It had been a while since I made her a really good pain perdu (feel free to call it "French toast") and she cheerfully agreed to my suggestion. My usual recipe is simple: just some eggs, milk, a little cinnamon, a bit of vanilla sugar and perhaps a pinch of ground nutmeg. The topping of choice is always maple syrup.
This morning I decided to try something a little different. Nothing complicated or fancy, just flavorful and healthy. I came up with the following recipe which was gratefully appreciated by mademoiselle.
Pain Perdu aux Amandes*1 egg
*2 tbsps evaporated milk
*pinch of salt
*1/2 tsp good quality almond extract
*2 slices multi-grain bread
*knob of butter
*sliced bananas and strawberries to serve
*Golden Syrup to drizzle
In a shallow bowl, beat egg together with salt, evaporated milk and almond extract. Melt a knob of butter in a frying pan, coat the bread well with the egg mixture and fry 4 minutes per side. Serve warm with sliced fruit and drizzle with a touch of Golden Syrup.
Enough for one serving.
PS: Even though I had already had my fruit smoothie for breakfast with Hans before he left, I did steal a bite of her toast, for research purposes you see. The wonderful thing about this version was that the sweetness came just from the fruit (can I help it that strawberries are in season?) and that tiny bit of syrup while the simplicity of the ingredients allowed for the almondy flavor to take center stage.