Nowadays, open-faced sandwiches are sometimes served at grand hotels for brunch & high tea. You can also spot them at many stylish, hyster cafes. but actually open sandwiches have a unique, humble origin.
French toast is such a great way to reuse any ingredient you find at home. The stale, slightly-hard bread will soak up more egg mixture without falling apart. The traditional way is to pan-fry the bread slices in butter, dusted with powdered sugar & served with jam.
How can any afternoon tea go British style without some English scones?
I love having afternoon tea. It is a habit I have cultivated prolly since I was in Kindergarten. Every kid was given a biscuit and a small cup of water/juice. And then it would be my favourite time of the day – napping time (*ﾟ∀ﾟ*) Being as a typical Hong Kong girl, I love having a cup of HK style silky milktea with a buttery pineapple bun for afternoon tea. But I do miss the years I spent in UK occasionally. And the cream tea is definitely the best way to reminisce about those years abroad.
I was curious about the reason of dividing sandwiches into two different sexes, i.e. Croque Madame & Croque Monsieur. So I googled about it and found that the French thought the sunny side up egg resembles women’s breasts, hence the feminine title (,,ﾟДﾟ)
All of a sudden, this dish seems so sexy lol. The French perspective on art and cuisine is definitely bold and unique, and I just love it.