Jannet’s fried bread and jam

This is the recipe Jannet remembers from her childhood. She as a child would sit round the table with other kids eagerly waiting while their dad was making them fried bread and jam, a recipe he learned while away in the army.

It’s very simple, very delicious and great for breakfasts. In order to enhance the flavour, I recommend sprinkling a bit of nutmeg on top of bread. Nutmeg seems to have been forgotten now, but it is still remembered amongst older generation and for a good reason. It adds this inexplicable taste that is somewhere between salty and sour. It works great with sweet stuff such as bread with jam.

Ingredients (serves 1)

1. Two slices of bread
2. 1 tbsp jam (I used strawberry jam)
3. 3 tbsp flour
4. 1 1/2 tbsp milk
5. a pinch of salt
6. a pinch of nutmeg

Method

1. Spread jam on bread.
2. Mix flour with milk and salt. Add more milk if needed.
3. Roll or spread the batter on bread and fry it in a bit of oil or butter until brown.
4. When done, sprinkle a bit of nutmeg, it adds a lovely extra taste.
5. Enjoy!

And here is another one called eggy bread. Also very delicious and simple to make.

Ingredients (serves 1)

1. Two slices of bread
2. 1 tbsp of jam
3. 1 Egg
4. A pinch of salt
5. A pinch of nutmeg

Method

1. Spread jam on bread.
2. Mix egg in a bowl. Add a bit of salt.
3. Roll bread in egg mixture and fry it in the pan in oil or butter until brown.
4. Sprinkle a bit of nutmeg. Enjoy!

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