Did you know that baked eggs are one of the easiest and most impressive brunch dishes youcan make? For practically no effort whatsoever, you can get a gourmet meal, like baked eggs with chives and cream, on the table in mere minutes.
Yes, you will have me to thank for this semi-genius breakfast or brunch dish. I"ll call it a braided brunch loaf because I don"t know how else to describe it, but my inability to properly name it doesn"t take away from the considerable wow factor of it"s presentation.
Today we're talking about French toast. This morning stalwart most likely got its name from the French dish, pain perdu or "lost bread"a poetic way to say stale bread. And slightly stale bread is one of the keys to French toast that has a crunchy exterior with light and airy insides. Essentially this is bread, soaked in custard, and pan fried; perhaps the precursor to bread pudding.
Do you know Oleana restaurant in Cambridge? Or Sofra in Watertown? My good friend Ana Sortun is the genius behind those excellent restaurants. One of my addictions are her Deviled Eggs With Tuna, Black Olives. Serve these at your next party—that is assuming you don't eat them before your guests arrive.