Monday, January 16, 2017
Framed - Monday Eats
I had to get geek glasses, being a couple years shy of age 60, putting them on mostly for close up work or when I'm really tired. The glasses do tend to wander away, and it seems I'm forever cleaning all the smudges off of them. I'm not sure how it happens, I clean them until they're pristine and 15 minutes later, they're totally smudged.
Husband: I think I know how your glasses get so smudged.
Husband: I just found them lens side down in the butter.
That might explain it.
So get out your glasses for a Monday morning recipe, sure to keep everyone nearby.
French Toast with Maple Bourbon Butter
For the french toast:
Whisk two extra large eggs in a shallow dish or pan with 1/4 cup milk.
Add in one capful (half teaspoon perhaps) of good quality pure Vanilla (or any good quality non-imitation vanilla) 3 dashes of good quality Cinnamon, and a couple of pinches of sugar (perhaps 1/2 teaspoon).
Slice day old bread in 7-8 thick pieces and place in egg mixture, turning to let a little soak into it on both sides (but only for a few seconds, so it doesn't get soggy). Cook in a lightly greased fry pan over medium heat until lightly browned on both sides.
Serve with maple bourbon butter and bacon.
Maple bourbon butter:
1 stick plus 2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup good quality bourbon (avoid anything called "Monster Mash" and costing $7.99 for a gallon) and a pinch of salt.
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat on the stove until just bubbling, stir in bourbon, maple syrup, and salt and bring to a full simmer, whisking constantly until golden colored and thick (about 5-6 minutes.)
Serve over french toast, biscuits or pancakes. Excellent drizzled over any breakfast meat that goes with those.