Sunday, August 26, 2012

French toast

This is my own recipe for French Toast.  It's very similar to my mom's, but she uses white bread, I'm a fan of whole wheat but tomayto tomahto.  I don't own the copyright or anything but it's the balance of flavour that I enjoy and he will eat and then ask for more!  That's all a parent really wants, is to see their kids eat!  I love to make this on weekends when we have time to cook in the kitchen together.  He's an expert mixer, soon he'll be ready to learn to crack the eggs!  His favourite part is the eating, and really can you blame him?? 

5 eggs
1/4 cup of milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
6-8 slices whole wheat bread (at least day old works best)
1-2 tbsp vegetable oil


The key to this recipe is to preheat your pan then lower the temperature to about medium or slightly lower.  Don't crowd the pan, I use a fairly large skillet and only two slices at a time.  Halfway through, add some fresh oil. 


Serve with *real* maple syrup and your choice of fruit!  My picky eater likes bananas, but they can't be on the same plate as the toast.  :)


Monday, August 13, 2012

Hell can be heaven

I don't watch many reality shows (anymore), I used to be really hooked on Amazing Race and Survivor, but those have not managed to sustain my interest.  At the moment I am currently hooked on Gordon Ramsay's shows, kind of my guilty pleasure. He has several shows and I find I enjoy watching all of them.  Kitchen Nightmares, Hell's Kitchen, and now most recently Hotel Hell.  Not only is Ramsay an amazing chef, but he has a sharp business mind which is why he is so freaking successful!  I also love how he is not afraid to swear.  He says bollocks alot too, which always makes me giggle!  He has high standards and knows how to push people when they need pushing and how to support them when they need it.  And no bullshit, he smells it a mile away.  Excuse me...need to get back to my tv. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Banana bread "cupcakes"

Following a very lovely Cupcakes and Squares party thrown by a good friend and true soul-geek mate, I would like to share the recipe I used to share with the hostess and the other lovely ladies who attended.  It was nice to meet some new friends. 

4 mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup melted butter or margarine
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Blend together first four (wet) ingredients.  In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients.  Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and blend until smooth.  Add the chocolate chips last.  Divide batter equally into 12 large muffin cups.  Bake at 350 for 25 mins.