I’ve succumbed a little to the supper club fever and headed along to a few, but friends of mine who are expert supper club diners and regularly eat in clandestine living rooms swear by Fernandez & Leluu. Their recommendations meant I was delighted to get an invitation from Jordans Cereal to attend not a supper club, but a breakfast club at Fernandez & Leluu’s last week.
Jordans Creations Oat Granola
The supper club is in a great, airy apartment in East London looking out onto a small courtyard. Bric a brac lines the walls and a huge, long table was set with gorgeous mis-matched china for us to eat at. Despite claiming she was not really a morning person, Leluu plied us with glasses of prosecco and then unveiled homemade quiches, cheesy bacon scrolls and the creamiest, fluffiest scrambled eggs. If that wasn’t enough she had also made muffins and a vibrant, fresh lobster salad laced with pomegranates and a sweet passionfruit dressing. The spread certainly inspired me to go back and try the real deal in the evening.
Home made quiche and croissants
However, there was no such thing as a free meal, or a free breakfast in this case, so we were put to work as part of a competition thinking of new flavours for Jordans New Creations Oat Granola. The granola uses an oaty base sweetened only with honey (just how I make my own granola) and contains absolutely nothing artificial which is always good. We tried out the two existing flavours, Juicy Cranberry & Golden Honey and Bake Apple & a Hint of Cinnamon Creations, before setting about concocting a third.
There were lots of granola goodies to test out and we had fun experimenting with chocolate, coconut and other slightly more whacky combinations. When I thought about what I like to eat for breakfast though it was more traditional styles of granola that came to mind, with lots of fruit, nuts and seeds to add goodness and texture. For want of a better title I am going to call it Summer Berries & Crunchy Nuts.
May’s tasting plate for the granola
My suggested granola mix for Jordan’s is oats toasted with honey for sweetness, a few sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds for some goodness and then the stars of the show the two key ingredients. These are berries and nuts; a mix of almonds, brazil nuts and hazelnuts and some dried strawberries, cranberries and blackcurrants to add some fruity punch. My dream mix would then be topped with a handful of fresh berries as well to really kick off the day in style.
Fingers crossed Bill Jordan likes my idea and it comes to a granola box near you soon.
Any other granola or muesli makers out there with preferred flavour combinations?
Gourmet Chick was a guest of Jordans.
Damage: Ordinarily it is suggested guests pay £35 a head, however there was no charge for the one-off Breakfast Club.