(that's my take on Like Water for Chocolate..)
As a matter of course, per my own bias, I think it is best to have some protein for breakfast - eggs, or tuna on toast, would that I had a supply of lox and bagels and cream cheese - to get my brain whizzing, but in my elder life, I tend not to do that every day.
Well, that's nice, but what I really would like is something like blueberry cobbler or peach pie.. and a good cup of coffee.
I've been meaning for quite a while to try making custard. Have saved some recipes for years. I went so far as to google about a week ago and found a lot of "egg custard pie" recipes. They all looked easy. I can do this! Especially since I have some storebought pie dough resting in my refrigerator. I make my own pizza dough, make a lot of my own bread, but haven't gone the mile for pie dough, except once, when it didn't turn out so great.
So today I made a very simple custard pie. Stuck my finger in it and it's delicious. I followed the recipe, but next time I can already tell I'll add a lot less sugar, and probably some crushed almonds or walnuts (sturdy bag, hammer).
I think of this as six potential breakfasts, given some fruit too.
The recipe I tried (I left it in longer, but I'm at fairly high altitude) -
EGG CUSTARD PIE
2/3 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 pt. milk
Brush pie crust with unbeaten egg whites to prevent custard from soaking into pastry. Beat eggs until foamy, add all other ingredients, stir well. Pour into crust. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 325 degrees for approximately 30 minutes. Custard is done when a knife stuck through comes out clean.
Am I the only one who likes pie for breakfast?