The TV series Scrubs changed my life. It taught me about ‘Brinner’. Breakfast for dinner. Revolutionary.
My favourite brinner recipe is a very special eggy bread; a classic from the days of my Nanny J babysitting with a sweet and simple twist.
Luxury French Toast
Two slices of french bread (cut diagonally for maximum soft surface area), two eggs, vanilla sugar (pop some vanilla pods that have had the seeds used into a jar of caster sugar to infuse), cinnamon, peaches, butter.
Beat the eggs with a tsp of sugar and a small amount of ground cinnamon on a plate with a lip to keep the egg in. Soak the french bread in the egg. Melt the butter in a frying pan, allowing it to foam and turn a nutty brown. Place slices of peach into the butter and sprinkle with more vanilla sugar so that they caramelise. Put the eggy bread into the pan as well, add a little more sugar and fry until golden brown on the outside. Serve the slices of peach on top of the eggy bread with a drizzle of cream and honey. It is supremely decadent to have this for breakfast, let alone dinner, so push the boat out and maybe even have a bit of ice-cream on the side – Brinning…Breakfast, Dinner, Pudding. Why not?