Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunday Servings: French Toast

Baking is an act of generosity. It is love and kindness and sorrow and hope baked into a loaf of generosity. Sunday Servings is an attempt to spread the generosity a little further by sharing stories and recipes. If you would like to share your own story or recipe, please do so in the comments section or tweet ideas to @AmandaEPeterson.


This week my nephew and niece have been staying with us while their parents are away. We've had lots of fun running amok and this morning decided to make French Toast for a lazy Saturday morning breakfast. Probably not baking, but a lot of fun to make with a six year old.

Since there were five of us, Benjamin cracked four eggs into a bowl which we beat with about a tablespoon of cinnamon. (I like to blend the cinnamon with the eggs so each bite of toast is perfectly cinnamony.)

Then we plopped in a piece of bread, soaking both sides. Benjamin got pretty good at making sure each piece was sopping with egg and ready for the griddle.

We heated the griddle up to 350°F (175°C) and toasted each side for about 20-30 seconds (until browned on each side). 

Katharine and Grandad watched with growly tummies.

A bit of (or a lot of) powdered sugar (icing sugar) and then some sliced pears. (I like being creative with my fruit and nut add-ons: sliced almonds, strawberries, blueberries, pear, mango. This is your opportunity to let your creative side shine.)

Finally we poured on some syrup and enjoyed our lazy Saturday morning breakfast treat. (Whipped cream is a nice add-on too if you have it.)


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