Monday, 13 April 2009

Monday, Monday...

Easter Monday!! Woohoo!!

Okay so here is what I made.
2 cheesecakes.
Cinammon and apple french toast.
All before midday!

It actually involved a sprint to Waitrose when I realised I forgot to add sour cream to my cheesecake ingredient list. I used the same recipe as last time doubled, but added 300g less cream cheese as we didn't have any, one egg rather than two egg yolks. Added a tablespoon of lemon juice because we had some. Added bigger heaps of tablespoons of flour (to firm it up) because we have to go Toby Carvery soon. That's about it.

I'm kind of looking at it and thinking, maybe that's a BIT too much flour. Because it's rising slightly.

French toast - I should have put the more aesthetically pleasing middle slice on top, but you know what? I wanted to eat it, and it was YUM. One shot only.

Ingredients:
100ml milk
2 eggs
1 tsp and sprinkling of cinnamon
Brioche
Bramley Apple
60g brown sugar

1. Mix milk, eggs and 1 tsp cinnamon together with 30g of the sugar.
2. Soak slices of brioche in the mixture.
3. Peel and core slices of apple, cutting into wedges.
4. Coat apple in a mix of remaining sugar and cinammon.
5. Heat up butter/spread and pan fry apples gently. Just leave in the pan and turn once each side is done.
6. Now, you have a choice. You can either finish cooking the apples and use a new pan for the brioche. Or you can be lazy and fry the brioche in the same pan. Word of warning, because the apples have already been going, you end up with more burnt bits of sugar on the brioche if you use the same pan. You can imagine which one I went with! It's not a BAD thing, just that you have to be careful not to take it past the ucky stage.

If I was feeling disgustingly presentationy, I'd sprinkle with icing sugar. But that's a waste of a packet of icing sugar. For brunch as well.

Cheesecakes are now out of the oven. Look a bit over cooked to me (probably because of the flour firming it up a bit much for moi. There are also HUGE cracks in it as a result. Will decorate ours with blackberries to hide the cracks. This will no doubt be scraped off by my loving family.

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