I don’t keep very much sweet food in my house. I should though, because most days I crave something sweet after dinner and am found wanting. Last night I was craving something sweet and dessert-like, so this became my dinner. For the most part I don’t like pancakes, waffles are better but too doughy and stodgy. French toast too easy and too good to not make on a regular basis.
Apparently french toast isn’t French at all – its likely Spanish as well as a Christmas tradition in Portugal and Brazil (according to wikipedia). Everyone has variations on this, and mine includes an egg, cream, milk, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. As for topping, Nigella Lawson had a brilliant idea: she blended fresh strawberries, lemon juice and icing sugar into an easy sweet fruit topping. I mistakenly bought ‘blackberry topping’ at the farmers market a few weeks ago. I thought it was jam, but it was preserved blackberries which were quite bitter. I added powdered sugar to them in the magic bullet and out poured this velvety romance.
The topping, syrup, and butter was enough to satisfy my sweet-tooth – and my cholesterol intake for the week – although I made it again the next morning for breakfast. I have no regrets. Enjoy your life.