Texas toast is quite simple. It’s just a decent white bread that has been sliced at about twice the thickness of regular sliced bread, then liberally slathered with softened butter before being griddled to a golden brown. The exterior should be buttery and crunchy, while the interior remains spongy and sweet — perfect for mopping up white pepper gravy.
Because my grandmother liked asparagus so much, my grandfather took special care with his plants. Now I am carrying on the tradition. For this recipe I like young asparagus. I cook them in a skillet even when I am working over a grill to make sure the smoky flavor doesn’t overwhelm, only heightens. I top the asparagus with gribiche, a French sauce, traditionally an emulsion of hard-boiled egg yolk and oil perked up with pickles and herbs. I like a rough-chopped version and prefer to use the whole egg. I quick-pickle my own carrots (which is very easy) and put them in the sauce, but if you prefer another pickle, don’t hesitate.
Bully Boy White Rum drinks like an agricole: fresh, light and pleasantly funky. The rum with bubbles and preserves is a refreshing combination; a play-off of traditional strawberries in champagne. A name with a double meaning, not only does the cocktail have notes of toasted bread with jam, but a very classic toasting beverage is champagne. This drink is sure to be the new brunch sparkler. It was created at the Eastern Standard in Boston.
This simple toast draws on Spanish influence for its intensely satisfying flavor. Piquillo peppers, which get their name from their shape (they look like bird beaks), have a wonderfully sweet, smoky taste. They are classically paired with a creamy cheese, which is replicated in this toast. It is very important to use a high quality, crusty bread as it is the backbone of the toast. — PICNIC LA Executive Chef, Alex Resnick
Toast. Just a slice of lovely, crispy on the outside — sometimes fluffy on the inside — goodness. While there are an unlimited number of ways to dress up your toast in the morning, sometimes I find that the simplest approaches are the most preferred — especially by kids.
For Halloween, I've been experimenting with a bunch of new pumpkin recipes. Pumpkin butter is one of my fall favorites, so one morning after making my first batch of the season, I took a heaping spoonful and dolloped it on top of a warm slice of just-out-of-the-toaster crusty deliciousness. With the back of the spoon I quickly fashioned the pumpkin butter into a pumpkin shape, which was enough to get my kids excited. Don't judge me too harshly for then grabbing a bag of chocolate chips at 7:30 a.m. to make the jack-o'-lantern face. I couldn't help myself. You can easily substitute raisins for the chocolate, but what's Halloween without some sweets?
This easy to make yet heartwarming toasty morning treat should get everyone's morning started off right.
Created by popular Swedish restaurateur Tore Wretman just after World War II, the dish is actually named for a fishing port in neighboring Denmark. Interestingly, the most important factor in the preparation of the dish, to Swedes, is the fact that the prawns are shelled by hand. They generally don't care about the prawns being fresh or frozen, as long as this step occurs.This recipe is courtesy of SwedishFood.com.
Avocados make a great cream cheese substitute because they bring a smooth consistency in addition to a healthy dose of fiber, potassium, and vitamin B. Give your breakfast a boost by spreading avocado on toast, then topping it with sautéed tomatoes and onions as well as fresh chives, garnished with chive blossoms. This recipe comes to us from Melissa of Foodista.com.
I found my inspiration from a cocktail. That’s right... I was using cranberries to create a new cocktail and it hit me how appropriate it would be to combine both butter and the berries I love. The wheels kept churning and through just a bit of trial and error I have something I love. I mean, I could sit and eat it with a spoon-type love.