A slow, leisurely brunch on weekend is just the perfect foil to a hectic week. No manic rush to get ready, no endless traffic jams, no stress. As much as I love exploring local cafes and restaurants offering all-day breakfast (which seems to be the most popular thing, since the ubiquitous molten lava cake), DIY is twice as fun. Well, maybe not. But here is a confession: I am addicted to the new season of Masterchef US. Inspired and ravenous, I woke up bright and early.. .which actually means 10.30 am… to cook brunch for the family whilst still in my PJs. Creamy scrambled eggs atop home-made waffles, smoked salmon and a side of salad. Woah, it wasn’t easy. Washed and prep-ed my salad, then whisked together the waffle batter. Had 2 pans in the wet kitchen and the waffle iron at the island going all at once. Thank goodness for the dishwasher!
The highlight of the day was definitely the scrambled eggs. Creamy, sexy and oh-so-luscious. Not overly cloying or buttery. Simply seasoned with a little sea sat + freshly cracked black pepper. I borrowed tips/techniques from everywhere: gordon ramsey, bill granger, nigel slater, etc. Oh, and i used milk, a cardinal sin in the culinary world. But really, who wants to eat a pound butter AND heavy cream first thing in the morning? Nope, I didn’t want to send my family straight to obesity/heart disease zone so here’s how I made brunch. Continue reading