This week’s Memories of Meals Past: A few weeks ago, I woke up on the Friday of a long weekend and thought, huh…I feel like baking! So I baked a couple of loaves of bread. I tried out a new recipe (this one) and I’m glad I did! It’s an easy-peasy recipe for two loaves of bread, with minimal work.
Officially, it’s a recipe for white bread, but me being me, I subbed in a cup of oats for one of the cups of flour. I wanted to add a bit more nutrition to a white bread recipe, and I didn’t have any whole wheat flour in the house, so oats it was. Turned out FABULOUS!
Within 36 hours, the DH and I had demolished both loaves. It’s really easy to eat fresh bread! A few slices for breakfast with my homemade strawberry cranberry jam, a few slices with cheese for lunch, a few slices with dinner, a few slices for that midnight snack, and before you know it, a loaf and a half is gone.
I woke up on the next day and realized there was only a half loaf left. And I tend to crave carbs on the weekend, so I made up some French toast using the remaining half loaf of bread.
I’ve posted the recipe here, but it’s very basic, and easily customizable: mix an egg or two, a cup of milk, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract in a bowl. Slice the bread and soak the slices briefly on each side. Fry it up in a pan with lots of butter. Serve with homemade preserves and perhaps a dash of icing sugar. Demolish and wish there was more!
French toast is great with homemade bread, but it’s almost as good with stale bread or bread with freezer burn. Waste not, want not, after all!
And speaking of waste not, want not…
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