Let’s face it. As much as we wanted (or tempted) to eat an entire loaf of freshly baked bread or bought one from a well-sourced bakery, we still end up with some leftovers in the fridge. Then I would go out and find another shop and buy something there and I would end up with a box full of old bread at home. What to do?? I don’t want to feed them to the pigeons (don’t want to attract bird doo doo for me to clean up) and I definitely don’t want to trash them (a big waste of food!) Since I couldn’t sleep this morning (perhaps I was worried about the snowstorm that was predicted for NY, but turned out pretty calm after all), I had some time ‘to waste’ so I managed to revive some of the old bread to create a french toast breakfast for mom.
It’s quiet easy to cook this dish without much effort. All you need is egg, a touch of sugar, milk, a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg and my secret ingredient is corn starch to create a ‘crust’ on the french toast. For the final toast, I just sprinkle some powdered sugar more for visual effect than for the sweet taste. As for toppings? It’s up to your imagination. I was lazy, but I went for the default maple syrup and butter. But if you’d like to fancy up the meal, you can easily make a fruit compote by cooking up some fruit with easy part sugar and water and reduce the mixture down to a thick sauce.
So the moral of the story is – Want not, waste not. 🙂