Grilled Apricots with Creme Fraiche, Honey, & Pistachios


Ricotta and Fresh Raspberry Stuffed French Toast



Ricotta & Fresh Raspberry Stuffed French Toast(serves 2)
Ingredients:
2 thick 1 1/2 inch slices of pain de mie(sweet white sandwich bread)*
1/3 cup fresh ricotta
1 tsp honey
handful of fresh raspberries+more for garnish
1 tablespoon butter
powdered sugar(optional)
maple syrup

Egg batter:
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
 2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt

Directions: Combine ricotta & honey. Carefully cut your thick slices of bread to create a pocket(do not slice all the way through). Assemble stuffed toasts with 1/2 of ricotta mixture in each bread pocket. Shove as many raspberries as you can(I would say 5-6 total) into each toast making sure you push them all the way in and evenly throughout the pocket. 

Heat a large skillet to medium low adding 1 tablespoon butter to melt. In a shallow/wide bowl, whisk egg, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt until well combined. Dip each toast in the egg mixture for 10-15 seconds per side, letting it soak through. Griddle over medium-low heat, flipping halfway through(about 3 minutes per side). Serve with powdered sugar, more berries, and warm maple syrup.

*if you can't find bread that is not pre-sliced, just use 4 pieces of regular sliced bread

Kouign Amann

What the hell is a Kouign Amann(pronounced queen aman)? While it looks sort of boring or unassuming, this beauty might be the best thing you ever eat. They're similar in process to croissants (except way more sugar and butter) so I definitely don't make these at home. Try one the next time you see it at your local bakery!


Simple Pain de Mie Toad in the Hole


Butter not optional.

Garlic Fried Rice with Grilled Tomatoes and Sunny-Side-Up Egg

 My go-to for a quick breakfast using leftover rice. Here's a quick guideline but change to your taste(serves 2):
1 cup cooked, day-old, white rice
2 tsp vegetable oil
2 cloves of garlic, sliced into thin rounds
1 tsp fish sauce
large pinch of sugar
2 eggs, cooked however you would like...yolk will create an epic sauce if you keep it runny
optional add-ins: green onions, kale or another green on hand, lemon juice to finish