Monday, January 18, 2010

Breakfast On The Floor

The dorm floor that is. And not the actual floor as in where you walk, but as in the level of the building. And it was in the common room, and made in the mini kitchen off of the common room. Only the microwave was broken in there. It was interesting.

Maybe I should back up a little. I'm back at school! And this time, I brought my waffle iron with me. I don't think it's allowed, so shh... I won't start a fire. Or use it in my room, though that would be one awfully nice air freshener. And instead of waffles, well, I made french toast. Only it looks like waffles. I made breakfast that's confused about it's identity.

Despite being a confused french toast waffle, it was quite tasty. And I think a hit. Or people are too nice and just don't want to hurt my feelings. I thought it was yummy, not spectacular, but quite tasty topped with bananas and honey.

Does anyone have a waffle recipe they swear by? If so, let me know. I want to try some out. I mean, that's what a waffle iron is usually for, isn't it? Not that I don't suggest you try to make french toast in one... it just takes a bit longer than it would on the stovetop, but it's more fun this way.

French Toast Waffles
idea and recipe from TracyFood

2 eggs, at room temperature
1/2 stick melted butter, cooled
1 1/2 cups milk, at room temperature
2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 loaf challah (or other bread of choice), sliced into 1/2"-1" thick slices depending on the size of your waffle iron
syrup, honey, bananas, or other foods for serving

In a bowl (or if you want one less dish to clean, in a shallow baking dish), whisk together the eggs, butter, and milk until smooth. Stir in the flour, sugar, cinammon, and salt. Transfer to a shallow baking dish (I used an 8" square dish).

Right before placing on the waffle iron, dip a slice of challah into

Heat waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions. Dip each piece of challah into the batter. Let sit for 15-20 seconds, flip over. Let excess batter drip off before placing on waffle iron. Cook like a waffle according to waffle iron's settings.

Repeat with remaining bread and batter.

Serve. And enjoy.

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