Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sweet Citrus Concoction

This morning started out leisurely as I shuffled down to the kitchen to start cooking up a comforting breakfast. The ipod was playing, the coffee was brewing and I was easing into my day. I sliced up some fresh wheat bread, dipped it in a mixture of eggs, milk, and vanilla and patiently turned every little cube to ensure that each edge was perfectly toasted. I dusted the pieces with cinnamon sugar and skewered them, adding a twist of minneola to each stick just to be fancy. (I am a stylist, after all) It was shaping up to be a good morning. Coffee was steaming hot, adorable breakfast was plated, now all I needed was the maple syrup. Maple syrup?... did I buy maple syrup last time I was at the store? My heart sank just a little. Sure enough, when I opened the cabinet it was Old Mother Hubbard style - completely bare. Luckily, I had the rest of the juicy minneola from my garnish, a scoop of brown sugar and a dollop of apricot jam at my disposal. Cooked over medium heat, while my skewers stayed warm in the oven, the concoction yielded a delightfully sweet and citrusy glaze that complimented the cinnamon coated french toast. Necessity IS the mother of invention.


  1. Soooo Strange, was just thinking about makeing some French Toast! Yours sounds really good, however, I do have syrup so mine won't be as
    yummy as yours, but will do in a pinch.

  2. congrats on a top 9. I adore french toast in all forms and this just sounds awesome. great alternative to maple syrup

  3. That looks great! It's a serious update from the frozen sticks you can buy at the store. :)