That looks just like Eggs Benedict there, doesn’t it? But no. This is a Mock Benny.
A Mock Benny?! What on earth?
First of all, let me reassure you that j’adore Eggs Benedict. Almost as much as Eggs Florentine.
But after Thursday’s splash-out breakfast at a wonderful little cafe (Emma’s Country Kitchen) a short bike ride from here, I just wasn’t ready for them again. We had the most brilliant Eggs Benedict made with Mousseline Sauce at the cafe – they add heavy cream to their Hollandaise…. The eggs were delicious; we never ever ever want to have Eggs Benedict again. That’s the thing about Hollandaise Sauce, isn’t it? Sometimes there CAN be too much of a good thing.
But we had all of these beautiful BBB English muffins. So yesterday, T announced that he was going to make cheese sauce, then hard boil some eggs – so we could have Mock Bennies.
Be still my beating heart!
Actually, I’m happy to say that because the cheese sauce (a simple béchamel with grated “extra old” cheddar added near the end) is made with 2% milk, my heart wasn’t racing and thumping furiously – the way it was after Thursday’s extravaganza.
Just to make the plate pretty, I grabbed a sprig of rosemary from the counter (I couldn’t go into the garden to see if there were any chives or parsley – all the herbs in the garden got nailed in the hard frost a couple of nights ago).
Surprisingly, the rosemary was a delicious addition!
» English Muffins made with Wild Yeast
- blog recipes index
- recipes from OUR kitchen – index
» Cream Sauce (to make cheese sauce, substitute cream with milk and a little butter and add grated cheddar near the end of cooking)
» Béchamel Tip (includes link to Laura Calder’s béchamel recipe)
» Eggs Fauxrentine: eggs with asparagus and ham on toast smothered in Hollandaise sauce
» Hollandaise sauce
» What Nationality are These Muffins?? (BBB November 2017)
» Open-faced Croque Monsieur, anyone?
» smoked penne and cheese (PPN #184)
» eggs fauxrentine revisited – asparagus rules! (WHB#187: chives) (Hollandaise)
» Eggs Florentine (ish)
» Eggs Fauxrentine (WHB#142: radish greens)
» first try at English Muffins