Sunday Breakfast With Christine

from I DONT MAKE THIS STUFF UP . . . I JUST MAKE IT RHYME

Sunday Breakfast With Christine
by Christine Lavin

I'm gonna flip those flapjacks in the pan
smother 'em with syrup
cover 'em with spam
put tobasco on your scrambled eggs
jelly on your toast
get ready for the kind of meal you love the most

Popovers muffins bagels and lox
it's time to get up now
it's 10 o'clock
squeeze those oranges
grind them beans
it's time for Sunday breakfast with Christine

Oh I know you were out late last night
and you don't want to wake up
what if I bake your favorite
petit pan au chocolat

OK, OK, close your eyes
my darlin' sleepy head
in three hours when you awake
I'll serve Sunday breakfast in bed

For the perfect Sunday breakfast
you must start the night before
take a large glass mixing bowl
and into it your pour
packet of yeast, pinch of ginger
3/4 cup hot water, cup of flour
stir, cover with plastic
let sit for six hours

In the morning when you wake up
stir the sponge down
add 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
mix that all around
add 2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup of warm water
3 Tablespoons of softened butter
just like a farmer's daughter

add 2 Tablespoons sugar
2-1/2 cups or so of flour
til it forms a shaggy mass
get ready to feel the power
knead it for 8 minutes
the dough feels fantastic
Put it in a greased bowl
cover it with plastic

Let it rise for an hour
as you go back to bed
listen to the radio
anticipate the bread
Punch it down separate
into four little balls
let them rest under a towel
for 5 minutes, that's all

Uncover, flatten each ball into an oval
won't take too much trouble
it makes popping sounds
as you press out all the bubbles
Into each oval put 2 ounces of the best
chopped up chocolate you can buy
try Favergi -- it's French!

Fold each oval into a loaf
pinch the seam closed
tuck under the ends
put in a greased baby loaf pan to doze
under waxed paper for 20 minutes it will rise
now preheat the oven
375 degrees Farenheit is wise


20 minutes later
pop the breads into the oven
set the timer for 25 minutes
perfect for more lovin!
the bread is done when the top is golden
the bottom sounds hollow when you tap it
take one aside, in aluminum foil -- wrap it!

Stick it in the freezer save it for a rainy day
but eat the others while they're warm
and you'll hear your darlin' say
      "this is the most delicious bread!
I must have the recipe!"
guess what?  now you do!
Bon apetit!

I flipped those flapjacks in the pan
smothered 'em with syrup
covered 'em with spam
put tobasco on your scrambled eggs
jelly on your toast
ERV:  I'M ready for the kind of meal I love the most

Popovers muffins bagels and lox
And my favorite petit pan au chocolat
let's squeeze those oranges
grind them beans
it's time for Sunday Breakfast
time for Sunday Breakfast
time for Sunday breakfast with Christine

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updated: 7 years ago