Jul 3, 2011
A 'pioneer woman' morning
I don't follow a lot of blogs but I love the Pioneer Woman. I love her wit and her mush. Her food is sinful and her photos are to die-for (although some are quite unreal).
I found this recipe for french toast on her site and I was intrigued by use of egg yolks and the half and half so that's what we had for breakfast this morning. I soaked the bread in egg yolks and half cream and half milk, then fried it in butter. I didn't make the berry butter, because I didn't have the berries, but am bound to try this one day, because it looks divine!
Result? I preferred it to the usual 'whole egg' method. She is right - the eggy taste wasn't there. But I couldn't make a lot because I would have too many egg whites left over and the Asian motto is 'don't waste'. Already I have two extra egg whites awaiting my sponge cake.
Accompanying my french toast was cold brewed coffee, also found on her website. I dare you to look at her photos and not say, "I have to try that."
So I did. I soaked coffee grounds in water and left them for 12 hours. I filtered then tasted the coffee and found it a little weak (I like coffee that is so thick it threatens to pick itself up and walk away).
But then I added a spot of condensed milk, milk and cream and tasted again. Mmmmmm. heaven, I sighed aloud.
"Bah, that's the sugar and cream talking," said Hubs, who was following my experiment.
It was...but then again, who needs coffee when you have condensed milk and cream?
Labels: earnest experiments