Monday, November 12, 2007

Autumn in Paris

Well, it's autumn in Portland and I made myself French toast for breakfast on Sunday! (And before you hear if from my husband all distorted, no, I didn't make any for him. He got up first and I found him eating leftover Thai seafood noodles for breakfast. That was his choice. I couldn't offer my better option in time.)

Anyway, the French toast was nothing out of the ordinary. It's special because I rarely have something as tasty as homemade French toast for breakfast. I wanted to kick it up though, make it something exciting. I have a bunch of apples that I bought with intentions of eating as healthy snacks and are getting ready to go bad.

I opted to make a tasty apple pie inspired, true autumn treat topping. It was really good. I would have even shared!

French Toast with Apple Pie Topping

  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 C. Milk
  • Cinnamon
  • 2 Slices of Bread
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1-2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Cloves

  1. Core, slice, and chop apples into small bite sized pieces.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter on low heat. Add in apples and measured spices.
  3. Stir apples occasionally and cook on low for about 15 minutes until apples soften and start to break down.
  4. While apples cook, whisk egg and milk together.
  5. Heat a small to medium saute pan over medium heat. Dip one slice of bread in the egg mixture, lightly soaking the slice on either side.
  6. Place slice in hot pan and sprinkle generously with cinnamon. Cook on one side for 3-5 minutes so the egg will set. Flip and cook the other side in the same manner. Repeat with other slice of bread.
  7. Serve warm with maple syrup (if desired- and who doesn't desire it on french toast?) and warm apple topping piled on top.

1 comment:

Katie said...

Oh wow that looks sooooooo good on a freezing cold fall morning like this.