I tried a new recipe today. I wish I was the kind of cook that could come up with my own recipes from scratch, but no, I’m not that girl. What I can do is see something and then finagle it a bit until it’s my own. I know this is going to come as a shock to you, but I’ve been watching a fair amount of television. We don’t usually watch a lot of TV, but these are interesting times. What I watch will probably surprise you: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives; Alton Brown; The Great British Baking Show; all the David Chang shows on Netflix. David and Alton are my new heroes since I lost Anthony Bourdain.
I seem to have lost my rule about not getting distracted. Sorry about that. To get back to the French toast. Diners, etc., went to 3 different restaurants over the last few weeks where they made variations of French toast stuffed with peanut butter and jam. That was a sign I was to try making it. They crushed 3 different cereals: frosted flakes, Captain Crunch and something I missed.
Since I’m still on lock down, I couldn’t run out and get just anything. I think if I had any option, I would have gone with the frosted flakes, but corn flakes it was. They also used a nice firm bread, but I was lacking that as well. I used a fairly firm wheat bread. I also would prefer crunchy peanut butter, but I’m the only fan in this house.
4 slices of bread
creamy peanut butter
your favorite jam
3 to 4 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar
1 to 2 cups corn flakes or frosted flakes
Mix the eggs, sugar and milk.
Make a p,b, and j and sandwich it together. Dip it in the milk mixture. Cook it on a low medium.
* From the Recipe Box:
I will make these again, but I will use frosted flakes or maybe Corn Pops. I lusted for those when I was a kid. I don’t know if I will fill them with peanut butter and jam. I might use cream cheese and jam. My mom used to love sharp Tillamook cheese with jam on toast. That’s sounding really interesting. Or how about an Elvis: bananas and peanut butter. The possibilities are endless.
They were heavy and very substantial. Interesting concept though.
and remember what my Sci-Fi hero Neil Gaiman said: Fairy takes are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us the dragons can be beaten. Big kiss, Lynn