Sisley White is a local food writer and lifestyle blogger who absolutely adores Christmas. As a regular Elys contributor she was quick to sign up to create a delicious brunch perfect for the family this Christmas using the brand new Denby star range. All of which she has put on her Christmas list!
300g frozen or fresh cranberries
150g granulated sugar
0.5 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add the frozen cranberries to a saucepan along with the freshly grated zest and juice from one orange, sugar and vanilla extract. Place the saucepan on a medium/low heat and let the cranberries soften. Stir regularly. The cranberry mixture will go through a wet stage and then the mix will start to thicken. At this point it is ready. It should take about 10 minutes. Add a bowl and it is ready to serve. If you are making it ahead you can place it in a sterilised jar and pop it in the fridge once it is cold.
1 large panettone
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
0.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
0.5 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla extract Butter for frying
In a large bowl whisk together the add the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract and spices.
Slice the panettone into chunky slices. I aim for about a thumbs width per slice.
Heat up a non-stick frying on a medium heat. When it warm add about a teaspoon of butter and let it melt.
Dip the bread into the eggy/milk mix. Make sure both sides are covered and gently place it in to the frying pan. Cook for a minute or two on both sides until golden brown. Either plate it up and give it to the first eater to start enjoying or as it’s Christmas add it to warmed plate while you cook the remaining slices so you can serve the table with a tower of delicious festive French Toast.
Serve with the cranberry compote and a sprinkling of icing sugar if you want to make it really festive!
Extra decorations you can use is a sprig of holly (please remember these are just decorative), or even a dried orange slice of cinnamon stick if you want to make them really insta-ready.
For more recipes visit Sisley’s website www.sewwhite.com