Eats: What's Cooking in the Kitchen?
I would say that 95% of our meals are made at home whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and while we're a family who loves to try new restaurants and visit old favorites, we truly prefer home-cooked meals. It got me thinking about how I'd like to create a weekly post about my love of cooking and hope that blogging here will also inspire me to try new recipes.
The general rule at chez project: stash is that Sundays are meant for french toast. It's truly one of the simplest and most pleasurable dishes to both make and eat. After all, the ingredients are ones you most likely have in your pantry (eggs, milk, butter, and bread) and the tools you need are staples (bowl, frying pan, fork, and spatula).
Now here is where I think the fun comes in. While I'm partial to plain white bread as my base, if I come across a fresh loaf of brioche bread, I can't resist it. Using brioche is my favorite way of making french toast -- it's airy and soaks up the egg mixture beautifully; it's slightly sweet; and it toasts like a dream.
I imagine that the way I make french toast is not very different from how you make it. I cut thick slices of bread, beat two eggs slightly with 1/4 cup of milk in a shallow bowl, and dip the bread into the egg mixture before slipping it into a hot buttered pan. After I turn the toast over, I sprinkle the cooked side with raw cane sugar and cinnamon for extra sweetness and flavor. Another nice touch is to sprinkle the french toast with some powdered sugar and orange or lemon zest before serving.
Add a few links of breakfast sausage to the plate for some savory goodness and pour on some pure maple syrup -- a great way to start a Sunday!
While in the kitchen, I'm listening to Amelie (french toast, french film, accordion -- what's not to love?)