Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Breakfast for tea?


Recipe: Croissants with scrambled egg and tomato

Time taken: 15 minutes

Ingredients: 2 croissants, 3 free range eggs, 1 dollop of crème fraiche, 2 tomatoes, a little oil, a sprinkle of black pepper, and a few scrapes of butter

Hi there readers,

In my second (ever!) blog post, I’m going to tell you about my tea today. To clarify, by this I mean the evening meal. I’m northern English. Should you call the evening meal something else, like 'dinner', sub your word in whenever you see ‘tea’. You’ll be ok.

So today readers I'm typing with pretty weary fingers. I had another long day of uni to tackle today, like I did yesterday. It's been a fierce start to the week! Being on campus 9am-6pm takes it out of a girl... with travel that's ten whole hours away from your bed. :O

This evening I made it through the door finally, in a mood fit only for comfort food. BUT I STAYED STRONG. Health-kickers everywhere… I did not order takeaway. I did not go to the freezer. Instead, slumped by my food cupboard, I decided that what I really wanted most was breakfast food. This is undeniably my favourite genre of food. It's THE BEST. Breakfast is the bee’s knees. Totes. But is it appropriate at seven in the evening? My belly thought so!

I consulted my Morrison's Christmas Magazine (the new Bible), leafed through some recipes and found one that I remembered mentally bookmarking, for scrambled eggs on croissants! I've never EVER literally never put egg on a croissant before. Never in my life. But it was a warm, home-cooked healthy-ish option. Cheap, quick and easy… IT WAS ON.

So, my magnificent Morrison's had put salmon on their creation. I prefer my salmon still swimming, preferably somewhere in the wild in a raging ferocious river, leaping over rapids and evading the jaws of crocodiles. Alive and free! Bursting over the tops of a waterfalls and soaring through the skies. Landing safely in the river again.

Like this hero!

Basically, I don't enjoy salmon as food. Also, this recipe was notably not contributing to my 5-a-day (I was only on 4 at the time) so I decided to sub tomatoes in for the salmon. With this new, improved plan of action... I cracked on.

Here's how to replicate the magic that followed, in ten easy steps:

1.      Heat your oven to 180˚C.

2.      Cut your tomatoes into quarters.

3.      Place your croissants on a baking tray. Make a little boat out of tin foil and sit your tomato chunks in the boat. Place this on the tray next to your croissants (the boat is to stop any tomato goo leaking and giving your fluffy pastries soggy bottoms).

4.      Pop the tray in the oven to warm for 10 minutes.

5.      Meanwhile, crack your eggs into a small cup and whisk them together using a fork.

6.      Heat a splash of oil in a saucepan and then chuck in your eggs.

7.      Add a dollop of crème fraiche and use your fork to mix this all together.

8.      Season with black pepper and continue to stir until the egg scrambles.

9.      Safely take your baking tray out of the oven. Use your hands to split the croissants in half and then use a knife to spread them with some butter while they’re piping hot, so that your butter melts into the pastry. Mmm.

10.  Plate up your croissants with the scrambled eggs and warm tomatoes on top.

ChefBeHere Top Tip… When my eggs began to cook, I popped a plate in the oven for a couple of minutes to take the chill away from it! I think that serving food onto a warm plate helps to keep your food warmer for longer, so you can eat at a leisurely pace while you’re browsing my blog. :D

Here’s how my tea turned out!


What do you think?? I thought eggs and croissants together made a magnificent combination. If you haven’t tried this taste sensation already, then I vote you get your life together and get yourself to a kitchen! I will say, I’m doubtful as to how I can possibly class buttered croissants as part of my health kick, they tasted FAR TOO GOOD. But oh well. I regret nothing.
Cue a food porn close up... gah so good. 
I miss my tea already. Gone too soon!

Soooo have a go! Let me know how you get on with the recipe, what do you think? Did it work? And did it taste how you imagined? Honest feedback people. I hope this post inspires someone out there to try something new in the kitchen.
If you're not digging the breakfast-for-dinner movement, make it 2 eggs, 1 tomato, 1 croissant and a bit less of everything else, and it could just be breakfast. But where's the fun in that?

Scramble safely,



1 comment:

  1. Sounds lovely, i am going to try this with baked beans instead of tomatoes, will definately have a twist of black pepper on my eggs. Let you know how it goes :-)