Gralefrit (a recipe by twits for twits and wannabe twits)

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Millereg

The title is from Fawlty Towers, the recipe is an original version of a very old dish. I simply invite you to indulge in this decadent breakfast for 2. You don't absolutely have to be a twit to enjoy it.

Top Review by Mirj2338

Grapefruits are just starting to come into season here, fresh figs have already made their appearance, and brandy, well, brandy is always in season, especially at my house. I actually zested just a little of the grapefruit rind and mixed that in with everything else. Smell a nice smell? Yes I did! I usually like to have fruit for breakfast, now I just have to convince myself that fruit with brandy is good for breakfast as well. To paraphrase a 70s commercial that won't get out of my head: Brandy, it's just not for after dinner anymore...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat up the broiler while you prepare everything.
  2. Cut the grapefruit in half, across the center, so that the whostitcalled hard stalky bit is smack in the middle of one of the halves- that way you cut through each segment inside.
  3. Using a knife, free each segment from each half and cut it up a bit.
  4. You should be left with a sort of random pile of pulp.
  5. If you want to scoop everything out, chop it up, and put it back, you can do that too.
  6. Cut up the figs and stir them in, and mix in the brandy, too.
  7. Cover the tops with the sugar.
  8. Put them under the grill, and leave them there until the sugar begins to bubble.
  9. Smell a nice smell?
  10. That's grapefruit juice intermingled with brandy.
  11. Divine.
  12. Best served hot.

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