Monday, August 8, 2011

Crispy grapefruit.


Today was one of those days. Those days where you can't find any clothes to wear and then you can't even be bothered to blow dry your hair.



In the end, I threw on my old jeans and one of Brent's t-shirts to wear to work. It turned out that the shirt had some (semi) famous artist's design printed on the front, and everyone complimented it.

I'm pretty sure that one good way to make you feel less scummy in the morning is to eat something girlie for breakfast. Like a ruby grapefruit.



I'd never eaten a grapefruit before this morning. The ruby grapefruit's looked so lovely sitting in a big pile at the shop that I though I would buy one and see how it went.

It met all my expectations: bitter, tart and slightly sweet. Delicious.



But grapefruit's have this... stigma about them. As if you can only eat a grapefruit if you're on a diet or something. I know they're good for you, but I don't understand why they're not an everyday thing.

I did think that I would still be hungry after only eating one half of the fruit, but I wasn't! And the oats, butter and sugar really make you feel like you're not trying to be super healthy.

Mmm.... butter and sugar. And in less than 10 minutes!


Crispy grapefruit:
serves 2
Adapted from All Recipes.

1 ruby grapefruit
1/4 cup oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp butter
1 tbsp brown sugar

Preheat the grill to a high temperature.
Cut the grapefruit in half, and slice around the pink flesh so that it will be easier to scoop out later.
Mix the oats, cinnamon, butter and sugar in a small bowl until well combined.
Pile half the oat mix on each grapefruit half.
Place the grapefruit on a tray and stick under the grill until mixture is brown and crisp on top, about 5 minutes. Keep a close eye on the grapefruit, making sure they don't burn.take out from under the grill and serve straight away.


  1. I wish I was able to be organised enough in the mornings to do things like this, lol!

  2. I'm only organised because I study from home, so I have all the time that want!

  3. I made this last night! Except I think my grapefruit was too big for the correct tasty topping to fruit ratio.

  4. Oh no! Gotta scale everything!