Toast for Disobedient Children Recipe

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The Wizard's Cookbook: Magical Recipes Inspired by Harry Potter, Merlin, The Wizard of Oz, and MoreWhen Mr. Brown’s children finally admitted that life was much better when they listened to Nanny McPhee, she made them this toast, which they all agreed was delicious.

  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 Minutes


  • 2 pears
  • 4½ oz hazelnuts
  • 1¾ oz butter
  • 1½ oz honey
  • 1 oz raisins
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 slices artisanstyle bread
How to Make It
  1. Ask Mrs. Blather wick to peel the pears and cut them into small cubes with sides measuring exactly 0.43 inches. Roughly crush the hazelnuts.
  2. Go in search of the last frying pan the Brown children have not turned into a gong or a tennis racquet, and melt half of the butter. Pour in the honey and let it caramelize for a few moments, then add the pieces of pear, hazelnuts, raisins, and cinnamon. Mix gently so the honey coats all the ingredients.
  3. Let the mixture cook for 10 minutes, the time it takes you to check that the children are at last playing nicely in the parlor (without jumping on the seats or painting the baby blue).
  4. Break the eggs into a bowl and lightly beat them together. Add the rest of the butter to the frying pan and add the beaten eggs. Let them cook for 2 or 3 minutes before gently shaking the pan so the omelet doesn’t stick.
  5. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes in total, while Evangeline toasts the slices of bread, then slide the omelet onto a large plate, folding it like a turnover.
  6. Cut the omelet into six pieces, slide one onto each piece of toasted bread, add a spoonful of fruit, nut, and honey mixture, and enjoy, ignoring the whispers and giggles of the children who claim that even this morning your face was still festooned with warts and a mustache. . . . Ri-di-cul-ous!

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