Tuesday, September 8, 2009

THE BIG Sunday Breakfast

My favorite meal of the entire week is the SUNDAY BRUNCH. Get up late, no pressure of running anywhere. Household chores that piled up during the week done (hopefully) by Staurday. A whole day to relish. Atleast till the evening falls and realisation that next day is Moday hits bringing with it depression...But for now back to the happy, sunny Sunday morning we all love so much. Well , usually I and Hubby end up having a brunch. Excesses of Saturday night take wear off by 11:00 or so. But this Sunday we were up by 9:30. In this post I will share some of the dishes we usually have for breakfast on a Sunday.
Eggs, Sausages, Bacon, Bread and Fruit. Everything Downed with Milkshake or Coffee.
I had both chicken and pork sausages in the freezer So decided to fry few of both. Had picked up Parma Ham (the best ham available and tastiest) from Spar that week. Crispy and yum yum...

Ham leaves a lot of flavoursome fat. I fried the sausages in the ham fat. I boiled eggs thsi time as we are both sort of trying to eat healthy. But i love the eggs fried in the fat the ham releases as well. Another thing i do is if I am roasting chicken in the afternoon for lunch, I cover the whole chicken with fat that ham releases. Great flavours and chicken bronzes beautifully.

Back to breakfast, a piece of fruit is called for. None of us follow the health routine and eat a portion of fruit everyday, do we? So , I served a large slice of papaya to wash away the guilt. To wash everything down hubby made chocolate milkshake for himself and coffee for me (I need caffeine in the morning).

I made doughnuts for breakfast one Sunday morning. Was bored of eating eggs and bread. Pancakes were passe. Poha, too much work. And it struck me -DOUGHNUTS! Sounds complicated but isnt. Same as making pancake batter with similar ingredients. But its a lot thicker.
2 Cups Maida
1 egg
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp margarine/ butter/ vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
few drops vanilla essense
2 tbsp vinegar mixed with little less that 1 cup of cold milk
Beat together flour, baking powder, butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat egg well and add to the mixture. Mix well. Blend in the milk-vinegar mixture part by part. You do not have to add the whole mixture. Keep adding untill you achive a soft and homogenous dough. The dough will be slightly liquidy but firm. Cover it with a warm cloth and keep for 20 minutes.
Heat oil in skillet. Shape doughnuts and throw them in the hot oil. Deep fry till golden. Will take about 10 minutes.
Take the browned doughnuts out. Pour chocolate sauce over them and serve warm.

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