I really do hope you’re all cool with me going full speed ahead with the Christmas vibe. I met a lady at Burt’s Homestores today who looked like she was ready to meet her maker as a result of over-exposure to Christmas music so early on, and I’d hate to think that’s what I’m doing to you, my favourite people on the Internet..
Saying that, even if you sent me an email right now begging me for mercy, on your hands and knees asking me to just quit it until December.. I’d probably reply with a Christmas tree emoji and a quote from Elf about somebody needing a hug. I’m just that person, I’m sorry.
If you’re as ready as I am to drink that mug of Christmas cheer, slam it down and demand seconds, then you should make this for breakfast over the weekend. If you’re not, then I suggest you pin this recipe and dig it out on December 20th or whenever it is you crazies begin to accept festivity.
Posh toast is great. It requires very little effort, but feels like a very luxurious treat. It’s also a semi-impressive thing to throw on the table if you find yourself promising friends you’ll do some kind of Christmassy brunch thing this year. Do people do that?
I recommend you use a really good quality cranberry sauce, it makes all the difference, it’s an annoying splurge on a jar but it’s nearly December and you’ll definitely be using it again very soon. The goat cheese log I found in the new cheese deli situation my Sainsbury’s has got going on at the end of the dairy aisle at the moment – I’m really into that, I hope they don’t get rid of it.
I made the bread myself because when I can, I do, it tastes delicious and smells amazing. This is the recipe if you want to give it a go, it’s super easy.
1 slice rye bread
4 slices goats cheese log
1 tbsp good quality cranberry sauce
1/2 a ripe pear, sliced thinly
a couple of chopped walnuts
I know you don’t need a recipe for this. Toast your bread, spread with cranberry sauce, top with the goats cheese followed by the pear and then scatter some walnuts over there like the fancy breakfaster you are.
If you make this, I really want to hear about it. If you don’t make this, I also kind of want to hear about that too. Just tell me what you’re having for breakfast instead, who knows, let’s chat. Find me on all of the platforms, all of ’em (except Periscope, I don’t understand that yet).