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Most weekends I make something from the norm, and I like to have what my family like to call a special breakfast. Usually its Pancakes, as my missus loves my chunky american styles ones or even orange waffles and chocolate.
This time I tried I tried a different breakfast recipe and rather than fill or smother in maple syrup and chocolate it was served with a tasty fruit compote.
Its a super simple breakfast recipe that I might start making this every weekend now, sure I cant get bored of this – Ill not miss the chocolate and maple syrup that much will I?
Lets take a look at what ingredients we need:
For the Berry Compote
2 Granny smith apples
75g light brown sugar
juice of half a lemon
1/4 tsp ground mixed spice
1 tbsp water
300g frozen mixed berries
For the eggy brioche
3 large free range eggs
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp vanilla extract
4 slices of brioche
30g icing sugar
- Preheat the oven to 150c/Fan 130c/Gas 2
- For the compote, peel, quarter, core and dice the apples. Place them in a medium saucepan with the brown sugar, lemon juice, mixed spice and water over a medium-low heat. Cook gently for 5 minutes, then add the frozen berries, bring to a gentle simmer and cook for a further 10 minutes or until the liquor is reduced and slightly thickened.
- Meanwhile, for the eggy brioche, crack the eggs into a shallow bowl. Add the milk, cinnamon and vanilla extract and whisk until combined. Dip 2 brioche slices in until well soaked.
- Melt half the butter in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Once melted and bubbling, add the soaked brioche and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden. Remove from the pan and place onto an oven dish and place in the oven to keep warm whilst you cook the remaining brioche slices.
- Once all the brioche slices are cooked, its time to serve up with the runny compote.
This recipe is now on my list of breakfasts for me and my family. All 4 of us enjoyed this recipe. Well when I say 4 meant 3 as my eldest was still asking where his chocolate was on his pancake, and trying to explain to a four year old that we were trying something different didn’t go down to well at the start, but he came round – when he realised there was never going to be pancakes and chocolate this weekend.
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