Have you ever wished that you had more than 24 hours a day?
I used to tell people around me that having 24 hours a day is more than sufficient. Our body needs to rest, and we can't possibly work effectively for a consecutive of 8 hours. However, lately, I have been wishing that I have more than 24 hours a day. I have been managing both work and studies for awhile, and it is certainly challenging. The past few days has been especially challenging, and I find myself cutting back on my time in the kitchen. You may have also realized that I am not blogging as much. My meals have been really simple - mainly my favourite oatmeal, harusame salads and lots of fresh fruits.
Amidst all the simplicity in my meals, I did take the effort to fix myself some broiled cinnamon maple grapefruits. A friend served broiled grapefruits for brunch some time back, and I was totally intrigued by how simple, yet lovely it was. I have always enjoyed having fresh grapefruits, but that was my first time having grapefruits broiled. Being the experimental person that I am, I have since experimented with various toppings (agave nectar, brown rice syrup, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg etc). Amongst all the different combinations, this broiled cinnamon and maple grapefruits recipe is my absolute favourite.
In my books, citrus fruits are a great 'pick-me-up' (who says it has to be alcoholic?) and always does wonders to make me feel better. I am a big fan of fresh grapefruits, but sometimes, they can be a little too sour for me. By broiling it, the caramelized sugars help to give it a sweet finishing touch. That was all that I needed to keep me going on a Tuesday morning.
Broiled Cinnamon-Maple Grapefruit
Adapted from The Kitchn
1 large grapefruit
2 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Turn the oven to the broiler setting.
- Cut the grapefruit, crossway, then use your knife and trace the individual membranes of the grapefruits. Using the knife, cut around the circumference of the grapefruit, so that the individual fruit segment can be loosened easily using a spoon.
- Spread 1 tsp of maple syrup on each half of the grapefruit, then sprinkle ground cinnamon.
- Broil the grapefruit for 10-15 minutes (until caramelized), with the face facing upwards.
- Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Serve. Enjoy!
What do you turn to when you are feeling stressed beyond belief?
Other Broiled Grapefruit Recipes
Broiled Grapefruit by Two Peas and their Pod
Broiled Grapefruit with Brown Sugar and Ginger by Joy the Baker
Broiled Grapefruit by Foodo Del Mundo