I drive my Father bananas, I admit it.
It’s not however due to being overtly girly and leaving his bathroom smeared with lipstick and smelling like a Parisienne hen party.
It’s because at most meal time occasions, he stands over me at the cooker with this expression that’s a sincere mixture of awe and wonder.
“Where do you get these idea’s from?”, he’ll say, “Hold on, what are you doing with my sausages!!!!?”
And before he knows it, his breakfast is sprinkled with an array of herbs that nobody, not even me, can pronounce and arranged in away that makes it look just too damn pretty for the men in my house to even contemplate digging in to.
You can imagine his reaction this morning when, on Fathers Day, I began to cook caramelised banana’s-for breakfast.
I suppose it was a good job that he woke up before me and had already eaten his big Sunday fry up…
Eggy bread baguette & caramelised banana’s
I had some baguette left from last nights dinner, so I sliced four chunks at about an inch thick.
2 free range eggs
1/2 cup of milk
Salt & pepper
2 teaspoons of brown sugar
Knob of butter
Put the sugar in a frying pan on a low heat and add in the banana.
Leave to caramelise, turning occasionally and add in the butter when the sugar starts to turn colour.
In a bowl, whisk the eggs and the milk together, add in the salt and pepper and start to soak the bread in the mix.
When your banana has browned on either side, push to the side of the pan and turn the heat up to medium.
When hot, cook the bread on either side until crisp enabling it to absorb those sweet, buttery juices.
Layer the bread and bananas on a plate, show your Dad what he could have had and then eat to your hearts content knowing that everybody is happy on Father’s Day…!