Wednesday, 8 May 2013

PB&J French Toast.

So how was your bank holiday weekend? I'm guessing it went something like "oo SUN, lets play outside, lets have a picnic, lets go to the beach, lets go to the fair, lets take loads of of pictures and put them all over the internet and share the joy that summer is HERE".

Well I am very happy for you and hope you had a lovely time and basked and baked in the warmth that we've been missing for so long. The only sliiiiiight problem is that mine didn't quite go like went more like "Oh this is a lot of snow, haha, Scotland you're funny and very beautiful, oh no, it's raining a lot, oh no it's REALLY windy, oh no our tent is broken, mmm is wearing 76 layers too much, nope, I'm still cold.....whhhhy is everyone talking about how summery it is???"

Yep. I decided to accompany the Mr and his pals on a little dive trip to Skye (I don't dive let's be clear, I was just along for the views), and while the views were really very wonderful, I would have enjoyed them more if I wasn't concentrating quite hard on keep both feet on the floor and being sad that I wouldn't get to sleep in an actual bed later that night.

On the plus side however, the terrible weather caused an early homecoming (thank the LORD) and therefore excess supplies of PB&J sarnies which I had lovingly packed, imagining I would enjoy them snuggled on a beach after a bracing run around (reality = devoured in a car being buffeted by the wind with my socks and gloves draped over the heaters). And how better to enjoy stale PB&Js than dunked in vanilla-ey egg, fried in butter and curled up on a squishy sofa on a day when I am clean and dry and there is even actual sun. You don't need to suffer an epic trip to enjoy them, though it does make you more appreciative.

PB&J French Toast.

A few notes:
  • This is easy; make a sandwich and fry it, and therefore lends itself well to many variations....Nutella and PB perhaps?
  • If you're not using a sandwich that has been carted across the country for days, it would work best if you were able to use quite stale bread.
Serves 1
You will need

2 x slices white bread
1 tbsp your fav peanut butter
1 tbsp your fav jam, I went for black cherry
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp caster sugar
1 big knob butter
icing sugar for dusting

  • Make a generous sandwich out of the bread, peanut butter and jam.
  • Whisk the egg, vanilla and caster sugar in a wide, shallow bowl or plate and dunk the sandwich in it.
  • Leave it to soak up the egg for a minute or two before flipping the sandwich over to let the other side soak up the rest.
  • Meanwhile melt the butter in a frying pan until just starting to bubble and brown.
  • Fry the sandwich for a few minutes a side until bronzed and firm.
  • Remove from the pan, cut in half and sprinkle with lots of icing sugar.
  • Mmmm thank heavens for duvets.

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