Her Majesty’s Breakfast

There are certain moments in life which deserve an special treat. To be frankly, I had planned another recipe for this month but after to have tried this totally improvised breakfast inspiration I thought: “Hmmm, this is so tasty and spicy which feels Christmas like.” So better to share it for this time of the year in which it seems we all turn like fruit cakes with the suits and spices… You know, in real is quite nuts but always keeping a soft gingerbread heart. It is what this month has.

This recipe is not sponsored. Still, it is truth one of the main ingredients is Queen’s Elisabeth special birthday tea by Twinings Tea. In case you cannot get one or you simply want to try an improvised version use an Earl Grey or Assam variety. In fact, the special tea recipe of her majesty is a secretly blend which is made by those two main flavours but which I am afraid not even at the MI6 knew the exactly mix. Super secret, not even James Bond.

Now, and keeping with the jokes. If you really want to enjoy this like a Queen, you do not need the blend. What you need is to convince someone whom will prepare it for you. That is how her majesty would have been approved it.

Her Majesty Breakfast

Her Majesty Breakfast

Her majesty’s breakfast

Ingredients: (for 2 monarchs)

For the French toast:

  • 2 bread loaves (your favourite type).
  • 1 beaten egg.
  • 2 tbs milk (any sort vegetal or not).
  • 1 tbs melted butter.

For the Royal spicy fruit:

  • 1 kiwi.
  • 1 apple.
  • 1 orange.
  • 1 tsp salt.
  • 1/2 cup sugar.
  • 1 cup of water.
  • 1 tbs Twinings Queen’s Birthday special tea blend.
  • 1/4 cup gin.
  • 1 clove.
  • 1 anis seed.
  • 1 black pepper grain.
  • 1 tbs cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick.
  • 1tsp grounded ginger.

Toppings: (optional)

Preparation:

  1. On a saucepan, melt the butter. Add the milk to the beaten egg mixture and soak gently the toasts on it. Put the bread on the pan and cook it lightly for to make the French toasts. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Cut all the fruit in big chunks. Add it to the same sauce pan including any fruit juice which it could be left. Stir lightly over low/medium heat until some of the pieces of fruit will be lightly golden or roasted. Poor the water and the gin. Let it simmer for a moment until it will start to boil. Then, add all the spices mentioned, the sugar, salt and the tea.
  3. Keep an eye on it stirring it constantly over medium heat. It will arrive a moment in which you will notice it becomes gooey. Like if you would be cooking jelly. Remove the anise seed, the cinnamon stick (if you have used one), the clove and the pepper. If you like a more clear syrup you can also strain the the fruit but, inevitably you are going to keep having tea leaves with the fruit mixture which taste good. Other option is to prepare a tea with the 1 cup of water and the blend but for some reason the flavour lightly changes. Up to you. It depends if you like to eat tea leaves or not.
  4. Serve on top of the French toast with all the syrup at taste. Preferably warm before the syrup turns jelly instead.
  5. Add toppings of your choice. Despite it has not been written on the main ingredients some whipped cream will serve it good.

I hope you will enjoy this recipe like real queens because all the women of this planet, we deserve it. Good luck to all her majesties.

 

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Magneto’s Eggs

Not need to remember to people my geek side or how quirky and weird my sense of humour is. I know, it is not approved by metaphorical reader audiences. Anyway, this post is going to be short because it is not going to be me the one whom is going to teach how to cook this time if not someone whom is more expert: Sir Ian McKellen. I saw his cooking video and I thought: “If Magneto says it one must try it.” And definitely it is bloody good sir. They are all so made together on this sort of scrambling deliciousness, quite different of the one which uses to be at my country that… Well, I am a geek and superfan of X-Men. Magneto’s Eggs was the right funny title to name them.

Apart of this, I want to make an update this week because the next one comes one of this brainy essays in which probably I will say more than one inappropriate thing and I do not want to break the mood of the text with updates. So, in compensation, you are warned in two weeks of advance. I am going to take holidays. I do not care if you matter or not but I matter a lot about that. The whole world has been out showing fabulous places and I kept here: working and unpaid. So it has arrived my time. All the superheroes need a rest in between to save the planet and the galaxy. This time it is my time. This means, in practical effects, that the last post is going to be on October 3rd and you should not wait for anything. And I really mean ANYTHING, until something around the 12th. Why? Because it is my quirky way of to protest against this new social media revolution and I do not care if suddenly all the fans get lost in the way. Adieu in advance to all of them.

Beforehand, I can tell you I am super-excited because I love theatre and I could not get tickets for The Cursed Child but I got for to check Magneto and Charles Xavier together. I think Sir Patrick Stewart can really say I am his fan. With this, I would have seen him twice live on the theatre. Well, never mind. Weirdos like me enjoy things that not so many others like.

I hope everybody will have so happy, messy, bloody, online things and that they would leave alone and in peace the ones whom we are not really in to this and we only want to work. Despite we know how to use them when we want. Have fun.

From Ian McKellen's original recipe. This is my own result cooked by me. The chives had been added by gluttony. Just follow the original recipe.

From Ian McKellen’s original recipe. This is my own result cooked by me. The chives had been added by gluttony. Just follow the original recipe.

Magneto’s Eggs

All the instructions given by Magneto not need to add anything else.