Monday, May 5, 2008

Heavenly Divine Breakfast

I am traveling in the states right now and woke up at my mothers craving a big breakfast. With the jet lag and lack of helping hand and the availability of an oven - i felt inspired to try out a recipe I had seen on Nigella Express. Before I get into this recipe - let me explain how lovely this breakfast easy. Its hearty but light and flavors just make a pleasant wake up call. This is a perfect Mother's breakfast if some you are so inclined. Ok here goes - my recipe - as usual is a bit tweaked from Nigella's....

Eggs with Tomato

Will need:
1 deep dish to hold ramekin
1 ramekin (small oven proof bowl/dish)
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. minced onions
1 tbsp. chopped tomatoes
1 slice of american white cheese (or any cheese you wish)
1 large egg
2 tbsp. cream or whole milk or any type of milk
salt and pepper for taste
a pinch of cayenne

1) Turn on oven and pre-heat to 350. Heat a skillet on stovetop and add about 1 tbsp. of butter. once it starts bubbling sautee the onions and garlic for about a minute or until soft. Add the tomatoes and cook till soft, add salt and pepper to taste. Don't let it melt or get mushy!

2) Boil some water. Prep the ramekins by spreading the sides with a little bit of butter.

3) Place the tomato mix bottom of ramekin. Layer lil bit of cheese, crack the egg on top (careful to not break the yolk!), add the cream/milk, add a little bit more cheese on top, add salt, pepper and cayenne to taste.

4) Place the ramekin in the deep dish. Pout the boiling water into the dish and let it come up half way up the sides of the ramekin. Place the dish in the oven for about 8-12 mins.

5) Make sure to keep an eye on it - you want the yolk to be runny so, try not to over cook it. I overcooked mine first time around.

Pull it out of oven and enjoy with some crusty bread or buttered toast.

I made a concoction of tea and coffee to go with it. to get over the jet lag and becasue I don't like the flavor of coffee.

Boiling water
instant coffee
tea bag
2 cardamoms, pinch of cinnamon, 2 cloves
brown sugar
hazlenut flavored creamer

Just mix 'em all up in a big mug and enjoy!!