Anna: So there I was yesterday, reading the paper and out falls this little book of Quick and Healthy Breakfasts. Brilliant! Quick AND healthy. Then I looked a bit more closely. These were quick and healthy breakfast recipes from….. Mr Faffolenghi! Ugh.
Any recipe that requires two different frying pans and approximately 40 minutes of cooking time (“Braised eggs with tomato, spinach and yoghurt“) does not equal quick in my vocabulary, however ‘healthy’ it may be. Even a dish of ricotta on sourdough (so far, so Australian) needs a bloody food processor. A food processor? In the morning? I can barely manage porridge these days. Correct that: I can’t even manage porridge these days. Porridge takes 5 minutes longer than my allocated breakfast preparation minutes (which is around 2, if you were wondering).
Thank you Guardian, for providing a booklet of Mr Ottolenghi’s usual indulgent but unrealistic recipes. I’m glad to see that he doesn’t confine himself to dinners and lunches! If you missed out, click on the image below.