My mother taught me to cook from a very early age, not because she’s a whizz in the kitchen – but because she’s amazing at delegating.
It’s stood me in good stead & I believe that the ability to put food together a plate of food is one of the most important life lessons you can pass on. It teaches how to budget, look after your health, brings people together and is a tipping point in marital bliss vs bust up.
So here’s a quick and easy recipe to teach or treat on Mother’s Day – (you might want to supervise the gin bit.)
Cinnamon Brioche French Toast with Strawberry Salad
Serves 1 Yummy Mummy
Hull & halve a punnet of strawberries. Place in a bowl with a handful of blueberries and dust over 1tbsp of icing sugar. Douse with 1 tbsp of damson gin, stir & leave to steep while you make the toast.
Whisk 2 eggs with 1tsp of cinnamon & 1tbsp of caster sugar. Take 3 slices of brioche & soak in the egg mixture, making sure each piece gets well covered. Leave for 2 minutes while you heat a heavy based frying pan. Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil. Once sizzling add the eggy soaked bread & carefully fry until golden brown. Control your heat carefully, the high butter content of the brioche means will burn in an instant.
Once cooked stack the french toast in a heap. Spoon the berries over the top, dust with icing sugar & serve with a shot of maple syrup.
Follow with another important life lesson – how to load a dishwaher.
Happy Mother’s Day!