Sunday, July 28, 2013

French Toast with Homemade Crusty Bread

Joey was on a roll this weekend! First he suggested we make baked oatmeal, which was just so delicious. Then he came up with the idea of making a fresh batch of crusty bread, to use for french toast. He bought a big bag of turnip greens at the store the other day, so we also cooked those up with a lot of garlic, some smoked blue cheese, and scrambled eggs. Another fantastic breakfast.

To make this new batch of crusty bread, we followed the same instructions as before. This time when we were mixing the dough, we also added zest from 1 orange, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp cardamom. We should have decreased the salt, but didn't really think about it. It turned out okay still. We let the dough rise for ~16 hours before using it. Also, we shaped the dough on parchment paper and then just put the whole piece of paper right into the Dutch Oven. This batch rose much better than the first batch did. You can really taste the orange zest!

I'm not really going to give you a recipe to make french toast - but here is what we used for the soaking liquid:
3 eggs
~1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch ground nutmeg
pinch ground cardamom

Tasty tasty food: