Saturday, June 12, 2010
a brunch fit for a queen mother
mothers day! not your everyday brunch... it calls for something more special than your generic pancakes or eggs (as good as that is). brunches like this are an excuse to make something far more gluttonous than your typical sunday fare.
pain au chocolat bread pudding , fruit, healthy canapes and french press coffee were the items on my menu.
FIRST canapes: wasabi egg salad on cucumber
for the egg salad:
5 hard boiled eggs (chopped)
3 spoonfuls of wasabi mayo (trader joes brand)
red onion chopped
salt, pepper, cayenne pepper
serve on sliced cucumber. garnish with cayenne pepper and chive
SECOND pain au chocolat bread pudding and strawberries on the side
PAC pudding (get the le crusset ready):
5 stale pains au chocolat (cut in 1" slices)
2 cups whole milk
2 cups double cream
3 tblsp sugar
1 large egg
4 large egg yolks
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 bar quality dark chocolate (my choice - vosages creole bar)
oven to 350.
butter your dish.
cut up the bread to 1" pieces and arrange in dish.
sprinkle roughly chopped chocolate bar over dish.
put milk and cream bring to near boiling point.
whisk egg, yolks and sugar into large bowl.
pour milk into egg mixture whisking continuously.
pour over bread and leave to soak for ten minutes.
cook for about 45 minutes.
this brunch was a big hit. good quality coffee to accompany brunch is highly recommended.