Posts Tagged ‘Brunch’

Rugby World Cup Brunch

This is a bit more exciting than your regular cheese and toast and it’s easy to throw together with one eye on the match. We don’t usually buy  sliced pan bread but admit it has its purposes and this is definitely one of them (bacon butties is another). Maybe we’ll try and cook something green for the next match.

Chilli Cheese Toast – to serve 2

  • approx. 100g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 10g onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 small tomato, finely chopped
  • a little bit of sliced green chillies – or more if you like
  • 1 tsp finely chopped coriander
  • 2 slices of bread
Heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6. Mix together all the ingredients except the bread. Pile the mixture on top of the bread and bake for a few minutes until crisp and turning brown at the edges.
(Idea from Anjum Anand Indian Food Made Easy, Quadrille, 2007.)


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Quite a lot has happened since our last post. We moved house, then we got married, then we went to London, Paris and Italy. Lot’s of eating and drinking but no time for blog posts. When we got home we couldn’t work out if our new house had been robbed or if we had just left it in a complete state of disarray. Thankfully the latter. So needless to say we left the mess where it was and headed to the shops to get some ingredients for a tasty breakfast/brunch and two course dinner.

Breakfast/brunch mushrooms on toast for 2

  • 250g chestnut mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • butter
  • really nice bread, toasted (we got a white pan loaf from Butler’s Pantry)
You could probably work this out for yourselves.
Fry the mushrooms for about 5 minutes in a knob of butter until they’re soft and your mouth starts watering. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
Take the pan off the heat and stir in another knob of butter and the parsley.
Throw the mushrooms on top of your toast.
It’s nice to be home.

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Not very seasonal we know but a little taste of sunshine to brighten our mood on a frosty Sunday morning. Cherry tomatoes are still nice and sweet all year (even if you do have to get them from somewhere sunnier than Ireland in December).

This is a nice idea from Ursula Ferrigno.

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes on Toast – to serve 4

Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas 6.

Put 500g cherry tomatoes on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and scatter some rosemary leaves over. Bake until squashy – about 12 minutes.

Toast some ciabatta (we used M&S part-baked which you can bake at the same time as the tomatoes) then brush with olive oil.

Gently toss the tomatoes, salt, pepper, shavings of Parmesan cheese, and some torn basil in a big bowl.

Put on top of the toast to serve.



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