|(the world's most lovely breakfast)|
Lately, I've been loving this new twist on a French breakfast, the tartine. A "tartine" is a Parisian dish, typically a slice of bread or baguette with a smear of a variety of ingredients (jam and butter, cheese and fruit, etc.), served open-faced. It is a delicious arrangement of minimal-fuss ideas with maximum gastronome pleasures. This light meal seems to be another way to highlight the true awesomeness of French breads. We had a few very nice, traditional tartines during our Paris stay, mostly of the baguette, slathered butter and sprinkling of salt variety.
Here in Portland, I've digressed -- into a combo so winning, I had to share.
All you need is:
A slice of toasted seedy bread
1 tablespoon almond butter
2 figs, halved
light sprinkling of salt and brown sugar
With a cup of chai tea, this tartine can transform even the gloomiest of mornings and inspire one to blast out of bed!
I do love breakfast.