I woke up with a smile on my face. Still in dreamland for having a back-to-back acceptance from two of the top food porn sites in the Web: www.tatstepotting.com and www.foodgawker.com. These sites are well-known to food bloggers for being notoriously picky, especially when it comes to food photography composition. I submitted numerous food photos before I finally got an acceptance! It’s like receiving an award! (Oops… just imagining since I haven’t received one before…) Regardless, I really like this wonderful feeling. Having my photos accepted was really a big break for my blog as it really improved my hits. Sharing in Facebook seems to have limited effect as I didn’t get much traffic from it as compared to these two sites.
On the other hand, I am now facing a new challenge. Due the increase in my website views, I feel that I need to step up and push myself to be more creative. I must compose recipes with accompanying narratives that are more exciting and compelling. I will try, or I shall I say I must, else these people won’t come back.
With a smile on my face in front of my fridge, I thought of special breakfast to serve this Saturday morning. I have a day-old sliced bread, milk and eggs so French toast immediately came to mind. I know, I know, this brekkie is really high in carbs. But let’s put that rule on hold for the time being as I take this opportunity to reward myself and my guinea pigs for supporting my cooking adventures.
We had our best ever French toast during our stay at Lake House at Ferry Point, a bed and breakfast in New Hampshire. I just suddenly missed the very accommodating owners(John&Cindy) and their cozy house. I’ve been trying to remake that recipe but I couldn’t fully replicate it. Anyway for today, I prepared French toast served with bacons. French toast is one of our favorites but of course, we can’t eat it too often because of its high carb content (from the sugar and bread). French toast is a good way to clear breads that are about to expire.
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon condense milk or 1 tablespoon brown sugar/white sugar
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- 6 slices whole meal bread / white bread
- Whisk the egg, milk, cinnamon, condense milk/sugar, vanilla and salt.
- Transfer in a shallow container like pie plate.
- Heat a non-stick pan, melt butter over low to medium heat.
- Dip bread in egg mixture.
- Fry until golden brown then flip to cook the other side.
- Serve with your favorite syrup, fruits and bacon.
- Sprinkle while hot with a dash of brown sugar, icing sugar and cinnamon.
Cook with love and your heart…trust me your food will come out perfectly! Happy cooking!