Love or loathe it there is no escaping the fact that February is the month of romance with St. Valentine’s Day on February 14th. Don’t shoot cupid’s arrow through your loved one’s heart though, a less painful way is through their stomach. Forget chocolates and flowers this year and conjure up a romantic breakfast in bed to get the day off to the best start ever.
We are hoping you have lots of tasty recipes to keep the love flowing throughout the day, so we are looking forward to seeing the romantic recipes you come up with…
There is something so decadent about this breakfast or brunch, and yet it is very simple to make. Don’t let the hollandaise sauce put you off, but if you want something even simpler remember it’s the thought that counts, and I am sure anyone would be just as happy with croissants instead!
- 4 large eggs
- 125g butter
- 1 tsp white wine vinegar
- Pinch salt
- Pinch of black cracked pepper
- juice of half a lemon
- 4 slices Prosciutto ham (this can be replaced with smoked salmon or omitted for vegetarians)
- 2 English muffins
For the Hollandaise sauce
- In a bowl, whisk 2 egg yolks, lemon juice and vinegar.
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter on a gentle heat, the butter should foam as it burns-off the water.
- As soon as the foaming starts to reduce, pour it (in a slow trickle) in to the egg mixture, whilst whisking.
- Continue whisking until the butter is fully combined.
- Add a pinch of salt to season.
Poach 2 eggs, you don’t need any special equipment, the best way is in a saucepan of simmering water.
- Bring the water to the boil, add 2 tsp of white wine vinegar.
- Turn down the heat to simmering and add the eggs one at a time.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes until the eggs are cooked.
- Carefully remove the eggs from the water with a slotted spoon to allow the water to drain away.
- Cut the English muffins in half and if you are feeling especially romantic use a heart shape cutter to cut out 4 hearts, toast the muffins, butter them and place on a plate.
- Arrange the proscuitto on top of the muffin halves followed by the poached eggs and a generous helping of hollandaise sauce.
- Season with black pepper.
- Serve with a glass of champagne for extra decadence.
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