Positive reinforcement… Or keeping the husband happy with Eggs Benedict

As Sheldon once did with Penny in the Big Bang Theory using chocolate, perhaps this is a similar thing.

My lovely husband picked me up at 01:30 this morning, so I decided to make breakfast in bed.

When we were in the US earlier this year, we had breakfast at this amazing place in San Diego, Snooze.

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Look at his happy face.

He had Eggs Benedict, Eggs Fiorentine,…. and loved them, so I decided to give it a whirl!

The most complicated part is the Hollandaise sauce, but I found this fairly simple recipe on BBC Good Food. (p.s. excellent website, many many recipes, and all very well tested and reliable!)

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Hollandaise Sauce Recipe – taken from BBC Good Food

Ingredients

125g butter

2 egg yolks

½ tsp white wine vinegar or tarragon vinegar

pinchsalt

splash ice cold water

lemon juice

cayenne pepper

Method

  1. Melt 125g butter in a saucepan and skim any white solids from surface. Keep the butter warm. Put 2 egg yolks, 1/2 tsp tarragon vinegar or white wine vinegar, a pinch of salt and a splash of ice-cold water in a metal or glass bowl that will fit over a small pan. Whisk for a few minutes then put the bowl over a pan of barely simmering water and whisk continuously until pale and thick, about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and slowly whisk in the melted butter, bit by bit until it’s all incorporated and you have a creamy hollandaise. (If it gets too thick, add a splash of water.) Season with a squeeze of lemon juice and a little cayenne pepper. Keep warm until needed.

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Hollandaise done.

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To make eggs Benedict, toast 2 muffin halves, top each with a slice of warmed ham, a poached egg and spoon over a generous helping of hollandaise.

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Eggs poaching…

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And fully assembled! They sort of look like boobs.

Not quite as good as Snooze… But the thought was there!

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