|Bear from the Maple Syrup Regiment guarding the Mountain|
We added a few simple, basic items: real butter (your remember what Julia Child says about butter--my sentiments exactly), pure maple syrup poured from a handsome bear glass bottle and a slight snowing of powdered sugar. Soon it was very quiet at the breakfast table, save the occasional clink of forks and knives working industriously on the distributed mountain parts.
|Butter. Remember: lots of butter|
After a relatively short time, what seemed like a mistake in quantity, turned out to be a very good idea: plenty for everyone plus seconds if they liked as well as a generous serving for the freezer for an unexpected treat of few mornings down the road on a day that could use the kick-start of grateful taste buds and a warmly filled tummy.
One of the best Things I got to do today was help that mountain of French toast become just a very-slightly-rising hill on the plate.
*Recipe for a French Toast Mountain:
5 generous servings with no left overs (there were only four of us)
3/4 cup milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons Grand Marnier
6 drops orange oil flavoring
2 loaves of Challah Bread sliced
Let each side of the bread soak up the egg liquid for 10 or 15 seconds. Fry on a griddle until browned.
2 Tablespoons milk
Dash of salt
1 teaspoon Grand Marniet
1 tiny drop of orange oil flavoring