Monday, January 17, 2011

slow kitchen

There has been a lot going on lately. That's probably a gross understatement. But suffice it to say that one result has been a drastically reduced amount of time spent in the kitchen. When I get distracted by life and other projects, as I have been lately, I find myself turning to staple, tried and true dishes, vs. adventures in the kitchen. Fear not, the adventures will still come, however likely with less frequency than they have in the past.

This morning, I woke to a lovely extra weekend day and decided to put forth some effort to prepare and consume something besides coffee for breakfast. Leftover baguette, blueberries bought on a whim, and eggs from the fridge were morphed into simple and tasty french toast. I hesitate to even post the recipe here (due to simplicity of both ingredients and method). However since this was the source of the only hot pan that's been in my kitchen for a while, it can be found below.

Adventures will follow when culinary inspiration does. I'm trying to be patient for it. I hope you will be, too.

Simple Blueberry French Toast
Serves 1

1 Tbsp. butter
2 eggs
2-3 slices from baguette or rustic bread
a handful fresh blueberries
maple syrup

Melt butter in a medium pan over medium heat. Whisk eggs together in a bowl. Dip bread into eggs, one slice at a time, allowing the bread to soak up eggs. Transfer eggy slices to hot pan.

Cook until golden brown, then flip. Add blueberries to pan. Continue to cook until toast is golden on the second side. Transfer french toast to plate. Top with hot blueberries and maple syrup.

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  1. This looked good so I had it today for lunch. Being from Washington, I sautéed half an apple instead of the blueberries. (I sprinkled it with cinnamon, since cooking cinnamon is one of my favorite kitchen scents.) My egg mix is a little different too, as I usually add a splash of milk and a dot of vanilla extract. Thanks for the idea; I was staring at the cupboards, wondering what to eat.

  2. My friend who is french does the same thing - make french toast from left over baguette. She said it's called lost bread. Fitting eh?


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