Poor knights of Windsor with blackberry compote

Poor knights of Windsor with blackberry compote

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
Weekend brunch or dessert for two, whatever the occasion this is pure indulgence on a plate

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal767
  • fat41g
  • saturates19g
  • carbs74g
  • sugars40g
  • fibre2g
  • protein30g
  • salt1.96g
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  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 100ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 100g tub full fat soft cheese
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 4 tbsp blackberry compote



    A purply black-coloured berry comprising many individual seed-containing fruits surrounding a…

  • 4 slices day old white bread
  • 25g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…


  1. Put the eggs, milk, vanilla extract and golden caster sugar into a large, deep dish and whisk together.

  2. Beat the soft cheese with the icing sugar until spreadable. Spread the soft cheese over 2 slices of bread, drizzle with 1 tbsp compote then sandwich with remaining bread. Submerge the sandwich into the egg mix and allow to sit for 30 secs before carefully turning it over and soaking the other side.

  3. Melt the butter in a large frying pan until foaming, then cook the sandwiches for 3-4 mins on each side until golden and slightly puffed. Slice in half and serve with extra blackberry compote and a scoop of ice cream if you like.

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18th Jun, 2014
Delicious. Made these for a birthday breakfast and they went down a storm. Used mascarpone for the cheese and a black current compote. I found that the egg mixture was pretty generous, especially if your bread isn't very stale.
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