Monday, March 10, 2008

Hyacinths are prettier than french toast...

That's why you are getting this picture first. I also haven't shown you the view out my kitchen window for awhile.

Moj momak gave me these zumbul cvijece for International Women's Day. Apparently that is celebrated more in Europe than here, even though it originated in America. (As a result, I got these flowers, and an evening at the symphony.) I had worked that day, so I was nearly in a coma with exhaustion, but I'm pretty sure I had a good time.

I may have mentioned this before, but I'll say it again: I LOVE french toast. I threw some together for dinner tonight, and I wasn't planning on posting about it. But it turned out so tasty, that I changed my mind a few bites in (hence the sub-spectactular photo...)

I recently flipped through a cookbook called American Masala, by Suvir Saran, and saw a french toast recipe that involved a coating of raw sugar. I decided to try it tonight. I wasn't in the mood for cinnamon, so I added a couple drops of coconut extract, just because it was staring at me from my cupboard. Oh my god.

French Toast
- good bread
- eggs
- milk
- salt
- drops of coconut extract
- raw sugar (turbinado sugar? Large, brown granules...)
- butter

Whisk everything together (except bread, sugar, and butter). Heat butter in skillet. Sprinkle sugar onto skillet and drop egg-soaked bread on top. Sprinkle more sugar on top of bread. Cook as usual. Eat.


eatme_delicious said...

Mmm french toast with coconut is good! And with raw sugar, yum. I like to add vanilla extract too.

Cynthia said...

This morning I woke up ravenous and was wondering what to have for breakfast. I clicked on your blog, saw the post title then promptly got up and made myself some french toast :) I just finished eating it and am currently sipping my tea :) Thanks for the inspiration.

Emiline said...

I love French toast, and I love hyacinths. My mom has purple, pink, and white in our yard. What are those flowers called that look like grapes? Are those grape hyacinths? I like those.

Anonymous said...

I too love french toast, but I've never thought of adding coconut extract to it before! Sounds like something worth trying, yum.

Ari (Baking and Books)

Tartelette said...

Yes, but French toast tastes better than hyacinths :)
Looks perfect!

Cakespy said...

Oh my goodness, does that sound good. I love coconut, and this seems to embody so many other great things. Yum.

Mama J said...

I'm a big fan of french toast made with challah...with coconut? And fresh strawberries? Ay, it almost hurts. :-)

Brittany said...

Mmmmm! Yum! Coconut with french toast! What kind of bread did you use? I have not had good french toast in a long time. I think hubbs and I need to have breakfast for dinner tonight.
As always Mallow, I am drooling and it's all your fault.

Bellini Valli said...

Love Ffrench hyacinths..or any Spring flowers for that matter:D

Lina said...

your french toast looks plenty pretty

Anonymous said...

please call me next time you are about to devour french toast. I like it with a dab of maple syrup. I will call you next time I am about to go eat Thai food.