Pain perdu with blackberry and elderflower compote
Pancakes and French toast / Sweet brunchin'

Pain perdu with blackberry and elderflower compote

‘Pain perdu’ is a phrase that makes me remember why I studied French at university. Because I do sometimes forget, what with the high-flying international career failing to materialise (that careers advice that a languages degree would be a fast track to a lucrative job abroad seems a tad, umm, optimistic, in hindsight), plus the … Continue reading

Eggs en cocotte with herb-Gruyère sourdough soldiers
Eggs / Savoury brunchin'

Eggs en cocotte with herb-Gruyère sourdough soldiers

After the sugar coma-fest that was last week’s insanely decadent choc chip banana bread French toast, this Sunday demanded a somewhat more refined brunch. None of your over-the-top American brashness (I’m married to one so I can get away with such flagrant cultural stereotyping); this week it’s all about stripped back, sophisticated simplicity with a … Continue reading