Hot, crunchy, syrupy, sugary eggy bread. Oh yes! Let the three days of spinster self indulgence begin!
There is more than meets the eye to this food photography business. This week’s course assignment is all about styling and props. I wanted to take a picture that included the cup and saucer that my Shellac Sister Jane kindly gave me to go with these plates. It was tricky. Here is the best of the bunch. I’m sure my chum Alastair Hendy would have something to say about the bubbles in the coffee… I didn’t see them while I was snapping away…
Trouble was, the smell of the French Toast was so GOOD I had to stop mucking around with the camera and eat it while it was hot so I don’t think any of the pix are good enough for appraisal by the tutor. I’ll have to make something else scrumptious.
I might offer a prize to anyone who guesses what ridiculous “prop” I have placed next to the coffee cup.
Recipe from: A Treasury of Great Recipes. The Santa Fe of the title was the Sante Fe Super Chief train. Vincent said that he and Mary had the greatest breakfasts that either of them could remember in the dining car of this legendary mode of transport. According to Wikipedia: t was often referred to as “The Train of the Stars” because of the many celebrities who traveled on the streamliner between Chicago and Los Angeles. I really want to get hold of a Gloria Swanson film called Three for Bedroom “C” which was all shot aboard the Santa Fe Super Chief.
I love the way Vincent writes about the room where he and Mary often entertained guests for breakfast – their library – “filled with fun things” including a coffin bench converted into a coffee table. He says, “Breakfast in this cheerful room gives even the hardest, longest day a bright send-off. And a breakfast that is made from any of the recipes in the following section is guaranteed to do the same for you.” Yippee! I was thinking this might be a hard, long day but now I’ve had my eggy bread I can breeze into it like the Santa Fe rolling through the colourful Western landscape!