Search This Blog

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Oven-Baked French Toast

 4 slices white bread*

¼ cup butter

2/3 cup brown sugar, not pressed down

2 eggs

½ cup milk

4 slices cooked bacon

Pull out your bread slices and leave them to dry out about half-an-hour ahead of preparation. While it’s not necessary, it does help the bread absorb the egg mixture better.

Place the butter in the bottom of an 8-inch square glass pan+ and microwave until melted. Stir in the brown sugar. Place bread slices in the bottom of the pan over top of the butter/sugar mixture.

Beat eggs and milk together and pour over bread. Push down with a fork if necessary to make sure it all gets wet.

Preheat oven to 325°F. Place pan in oven and bake for 20 minutes. Flip bread slices over and cover with bacon slices. Bake for another 20 minutes.


Serves two.


*Villaggio’s brioche style works really well. You can use whole wheat, but the texture won’t be right.

+ You can use metal but you’ll have to find an alternative way to melt the butter and you’ll need to increase the oven temperature 25 degrees.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Found and Tested: Soft Ice Cream with Add-Ins

You know those delicious, served in a cup but eaten with a spoon ice-cream treats available at your favourite fast-food franchise? The ones with bits of candy or cookies stirred in? Turns out they’re super easy to make at home. Here’s where you can find the recipe:


All you need is milk, vanilla ice cream, and your favourite add-in. Actually, it’s good even without the add-in if you’ve just got a craving for soft ice cream. It makes two servings but can easily be multiplied.

It works best if you freeze your bowl and your mugs (the frosty variety with a layer of coolant in them work great) a couple of hours ahead. The mixture does need to be eaten immediately, as it starts to melt quickly.

My current favourite add-in is Reese Peanut Butter Oh Henry! which comes in chunks in a 180 gram bag. They’re fairly easy to chop small with a knife.