Am I the only one who cooks according to their mood? Sometimes I just want something rich and sweet sometimes laziness doesn’t even allow me to step next to the cooker and I settle for leftovers. On this day, I was feeling the former. I woke up with the sole goal of having something absolutely delicious for breakfast. And since I had nothing sweet ready for me, that meant some experimentation and lucky for us, a new recipe :)) Side note: Have you subscribed to my YouTube channel? You should!!!
Since I had had a tiny bit of Amarula Creme Liqueur in my fridge, I decided to make my breakfast one hell of a feast. Let me tell you, my mouth is watering as I am typing this out since I can remember how out-of-this-world good! Guys, easy does not have to be tasteless. You can have it good right at home! Warning: Chances of you getting addicted to my amarula and lime zest french toast are very high!
½ a cup of amarula crème liqueur
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of whole cardamom seeds
½ a teaspoon of cinnamon
3 slices of bread
1 teaspoon of lime zest
In a container crack your eggs and add the amarula crème liqueur. Beat these together until mixed through. Set aside. Let me say, you CANNOT get drunk while cooking with alcohol. You will get the boozy flavor in your food, but because alcohol has a very low boiling point, it evaporates during the cooking process. So next time someone “gets drunk” after eating food cooked with alcohol, slap them in the eye and tell them to stop pretending :DD.
On an ungreased pan, add your cardamom seeds and toast them until they are fragrant. Put them in a pestle and mortar and split the pods open. Place the black seeds inside and crush them. The cardamon seeds are toasted so that their oils come out and their aroma become more potent.
I purchased my whole cardamom seeds in Tuskys at around sh.100 ($1.00) and they last a really long time. Their smell and flavor reminded me of Lamu.
Add the freshly crushed cardamom seeds, the cinnamon and sugar to the whisked eggs and mix them in. Once they are just mixed, add the lime zest and give this one more mix. You can also use orange zest for this recipe :))
Take your slices of bread and place them in the egg mixture. For me, I prefer to just dip my egg so that it just covers the bread. However, other people like to allow the bread to soak in the egg mixture a bit more. It is a free world so you are free to go by the method you feel works for you :)). Cook coated slices on your buttered pan for about 2 minutes each until they turn golden brown.
Once they are done, plate them and serve.
I have made several french toast recipes in the past, like these ones with coconut and these other ones with tangerine zest, but I think this one is my best one yet. The flavors were superbly balanced out! You could taste the cinnamon, smell the Amarula creme liqueur and pick up hints of its silkiness and get bursts of the lime zest. These Amarula and lime zest french toast unleash a grand party on your taste buds!
Tomorrow being a public holiday in Kenya, make your brunch the bestest with this recipe :)).
If you decide to have these for brunch, make the whole dish come together by throwing in some fresh berries such as these macerated strawberries or any berry compote. Go all out! And if you shall be hosting people at your home, please whip this up; minimal effort with magnificent flavor!
As we bid goodbye to May, may you all go into the new month with renewed energy, a ton of joy and optimism and a heart ready to bless others.
Happy cooking and eating!
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