Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Looking to the Future

This dessert recipe is a variation on 'Poor Knight's of Windsor', which was traditionally made with a crustless jam sandwich cut into fingers then fried in a little butter. with sugar then scattered over. Being slightly more upmarket had better give this one a different name.
'Poor Princes of Windsor': serves four or more
8 thin slices white bread
4 oz (100g) cream cheese
3 tblsp sultanas
2 tblsp demerara sugar
2 eggs
4 tblsp single cream
3 oz (75g) butter
Spread the top of each slice of bread with the cheese, and sprinkle half of these with the sultanas and sugar, then cover with the remaining bread, cheese on the inside. Roll each sarnie lightly with a rolling pin, or press down firmly with the palms of your hand. Remove crusts and cut each sandwich in half (diagonally or crosswise as you prefer).
Put the eggs and cream in a shallow dish and beat together. Lay the sandwiches slices in this, turning them over to the egg/cream coats both sides. Leave them to soak in the dish if you have time.
Melt the butter in a frying pan, then place the egg moistened bread strips into the hot butter and fry gently for 2 - 4 minutes on each side until crisp and golden. Remove from the pan and serve immediately, either dusted with caster sugar, or pour over a warmed jam sauce (to make jam sauce add a little water to jam and heat in a pan while the 'princes' are cooking.