Saturday, 14 March 2015

Poor Knights of Windsor

 Happy Mother's Day to Mums everywhere!

Fancy earning some crucial brownie points this weekend and living up to the card you bought by making Mum breakfast in bed?

Great! Because this tasty treat is exactly how you'll remain in Mum's good books for the next 365 days:

With a big thank you to Oxo who sent a few products to help in the making of this delicious dish to celebrate Mother's Day

Poor Knights of Windsor

2 large eggs
160ml milk
30g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
0.5 tbsp Grand Marnier (optional)
4 slices stale bread
25g butter
Icing sugar for dusting
Orange slices to decorate

1. Whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and Grand Marnier in a large shallow dish
2. Soak and saturate each slice of bread in the eggy mixture, this may take up to a few minutes if the bread is very stale
3. Heat a heavy bottomed frying pan or cast iron griddle and drop in the butter
4. When the butter is sizzling, lift the slices of bread into the pan. Brown each side of the bread until crispy
5. Remove from the pan, dust over a little icing sugar and serve to Mum with orange slices and a smug smile

Baker's notes

  • 'Poor Knight's of Windsor' is a fancy name for eggy bread or French toast with an indulgent boozy twist. The name is thought to be a reference to the impoverished military gentleman who were given lodgings and pensions in Windsor Castle by Edward III...
  • ...but what a fine breakfast they enjoyed each day!
  • Any bread will work well, but the traditional bread to use is a white loaf that won't overpower the taste of the eggy mixture. No stale bread? Leave the slices out overnight to dry out

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