French Toast with Berry Compote and Coffee Ice Cream

French ToastI love having the odd naughty French toast for breakfast. I saw a beautiful loaf of brioche at the bakery and thought, why not make some at home. It was delicious and well worth the calories! Remember to make your ice cream mixture in advance.

Ingredients – French Toast

6 thick slices of brioche, about 2.5cm thick each
4 eggs
1/2 cup thickened cream
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
2 tbsp butter
fresh mint leaves and maple syrup to serve


Beat the eggs, cream and vanilla bean paste together. Transfer to a square or rectangular dish for easier dipping. Dip the slices 2 at a time on both sides. Make sure to get a good coating but do not soak too much. Melt the butter in a pan and fry the dipped bread slices for 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown. Repeat with the other slices. If you have a bigger pan, do more slices at once.

Ingredients – Berry Compote

2 cups mixed fresh berries
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp butter


Melt the butter in a pot. Add the sugar and lemon juice and cook for 2 minutes then add berries and stir together well. Allow to cook for 4 – 5 minutes and serve warm.

Ingredients – Coffee Ice Cream

1 pint of vanilla ice cream
2 strong shots of espresso, cooled down


Prepare the ice cream in advance. Take the vanilla ice cream out of the freezer and allow to soften. Add the coffee and using a hand or electric mixer combine well. Transfer back into original tub and place back in the freezer for 1 hour minimum.

Drizzle the toast with maple syrup, top with the berry compote, ice cream and fresh mint while still warm. Enjoy!


Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagel

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagel

Everyone must have heard of a smoked salmon bagel. Its a quick and easy meal to prepare with a great balance of acidity but not over powering the salmon. Really yummy and a good option if you are looking for a filling meal to start the day. Hope you enjoy.


2 sesame seed or wholewheat bagels
50g of smoked salmon
1 tbsp of capers
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp chopped chives
cream cheese to serve
salt and pepper to taste


Mix the salmon, capers and lemon juice in a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cut the bagels in half and toast in the oven for 2 – 3 minutes. Spread with cream cheese, add the salmon and serve with the fresh chopped chives. Enjoy

Smashed Avo on Toast

Smashed Avocado on Toast

Simple to prepare and super tasty. My husband and I are huge avocado fans and we could eat it with almost anything. This Aussie breakfast is one of our favourites. Delicious



4 eggs
1 tbsp white vinegar


Heat water and vinegar in a pot or pan until it starts to bubble at the bottom but not yet at boil. Make sure you have enough water to submerge the eggs. Whisk the water to create a bit of a whirl pool and pour eggs in one at a time. Cook for 3 – 4 minutes, remove from water and allow to drain on some kitchen paper while preparing the rest. Fresher eggs will help to keep yolk and white together so the fresher, the better.


2 soft avocados
1/4 cup feta cheese
1-2 tbsp lemon juice (depending on your preferred taste)
salt and black pepper


Using a fork mush all the above together, spread on the toast topped with the poached eggs and serve with fresh rocket, mint and lemon wedge. Enjoy

Smoked Salmon & Avo Toast

Avo & Salmon Toast

This recipe is courtesy of my husband

He has become a bit of an avo & salmon addict and this creation is yummy, easy to make and perfect as a late breakfast or lunch. Its pretty light and leave out the bread for a no-carb version. This recipe serves 2 people. Hope you enjoy


2 avos, halved
4 eggs
30g smoked salmon
fresh dill
salt and pepper to taste
4 slices of good quality bread


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Half the avo’s and remove the pips. Layer the inside of the avon where the pip was with a little bit of the smoked salmon. Crack all your eggs into a bowl making sure not to break the yolks. Carefully remove the yolks with either an egg shell or your hand and place inside the avo. Place more salmon onto, season with salt and pepper and garnish with some of the fresh dill. Bake in the oven for 8 – 9 minutes. The yolks should still be runny.

While the avon are baking drizzle the bread slices with a bit of olive oil and grill on a griddle pan until its nice and toasted. Serve together with the avo halves and enjoy.

Bacon & Egg Cups

Bacon and Egg Cups

Breakfast is served! So these are basically mini quiches wrapped in yummy bacon. Very quick and easy to make. Serve with some fresh juice and coffee and you’ll be ready to face the long day ahead. I made a mixture of different flavours. Some with just the basic scrambled egg mixture, some with cheddar and roasted tomatoes and some with balsamic onions and blue cheese. once you have the base egg mixture the choices are endless.


12 slices of streaky bacon
7 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup grated parmesan
salt and black pepper


Pre heat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius. Grease a twelve cup muffin tin and wrap the bacon around the edges. In a large bowl, whisk together the rest of the ingredients and pour into the bacon wrapped muffin cups, about 3/4’s full. Now you can start adding the additional ingredients your heart desires. Whether it is a bit of grated cheddar or some balsamic onion and blue cheese, go mad. Cook in the oven for 15 – 20 min or until the egg has set.

Balsamic Onions

1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, sliced
1 tsp brown sugar
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onions until they start turning translucent. Add the brown sugar and stir until dissolved. Now add the balsamic vinegar and allow to cook until it has become sticky. It is super yummy