Posts tagged ‘Recipes’

September 22nd, 2011

Raspberry Custard & Grilled Banana Stuffed French Toast

Hold the phone people! I have an announcement to make:


I wouldn’t normally puff myself up like this but if you follow me, I think you just may agree!

Alan and I rarely have a lazy morning together due to our conflicting schedules but Alan tries to take every Sunday off so we can spend time together. Normally on these days I like to make a nice breakfast and we’ll sometimes celebrate with breakfast in bed!

Well! This past Sunday was a winner! I had already decided that we’d have french toast but just before I drifted off to sleep on Saturday night I decided to do something drastic. I was going to go crazy and make something awesome and thus the following recipe was born:

Raspberry Custard & Grilled Banana Stuffed French Toast


This was fantastically easy to make and both Alan and myself were left moaning embarrassingly the entire time we were dining.

First thing you’ll want to do is make your custard, I used this recipe (using 2 whole eggs and cornstarch) and just added approximately 20 raspberries to the pot and squished them all down as they softened. When it was done I finished it off by straining it through a sieve to get rid of the seeds and set it aside to cool slightly.

Then I whipped up a basic french toast recipe (similar to this one) and while the bread was cooking on the stove, I began to grill up the bananas. I just sliced up just one banana and grilled the pieces on each side on the stove for about 2-3 minutes each to let them caramelize and release all the sugars!

Lastly, I assembled using the grilled bananas on each slice of french toast drizzling a few tablespoons of custard over top and placed the other pieces of french toast on top, drizzling it again with a bit of custard.

This is NOT a healthy brunch but it sure was tasty! Just make sure you only make enough for one serving ’cause you’ll easily want two but I wouldn’t recommend it! 😉

Happy eating!

November 5th, 2010

Quick & Dirty Pumpkin Seeds

The best part of wrapping up Halloween is the seeds. It’s all about the seeds!

Quick & Dirty Pumpkin Seeds


  • Pumpkin seeds, washed
  • Scant olive oil
  • Salt
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Chili Powder

This is super easy and totally to taste! What we did this year, and it worked out beautifully, was to wash our pumpkin seeds and laid them out on a parchment lined baking sheet and let them dry over night. The next day we added them to a bowl and added just a wee bit of olive oil, salt, smoked paprika and chili powder (all to taste) and mixed together until they were nicely coated. Then we plopped them onto a baking sheet and tried to even them out so none were overlapping. Finally we popped that sucker into an oven on 350F for about 10 minutes where they nicely browned and crispy. Voila!


Sadly, Alan and I never keep around “batches” as we split ’em up and devour them in seconds!

This week has been fairly busy as I had a few projects and presentations to do in school but I’ve decided to reward myself this weekend with NO SCHOOL WORK! Instead, I plan to cook and bake until my heart’s content! I can’t wait to share what I make!