Poor knights of Windsor with blackberry compote

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

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 767
  • fat 41g
  • saturates 19g
  • carbs 74g
  • sugars 40g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 30g
  • salt 1.96g


  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 100ml milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 100g tub full fat soft cheese
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 4 tbsp blackberry compote
  • 4 slices day old white bread
  • 25g butter


  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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