Tag Archives: Bread

French Toast

28 May

Those 2-for-deals are almost always welcomed, unless it’s bread. It’s kinda hard for two girls to finish two loaves of bread in a week, and I don’t particularly enjoy freezing it as I don’t own a toaster, and microwaved bread doesn’t remain soft once it’s cooled down! 😦 So I made some french toast this morning, while reminiscing of the AMAZING OH MY HEAVENS Cinnamon French Toast from Pick Me Up (as above) while I was in Chicago two autumns before. While Monk Bodhi Dharma does an equally tasty version with caramalised banana or poached pear with a pistachio cream cheese (can be made GF), it does require a significant amount of resources for one to obtain it!

Following both Usually Vegan and Vegan Dad‘s French Toast recipes, I mixed up a 9cm square of tofu, 1 cup of non-diary milk, 3 tbs agave syrup, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tbs oil, bit of salt and lots of cinnamon in the food processor. I made the mistake of dipping too many slices of bread at a go, resulting in soggy bread that took forever to cook as my pan could only fry 3 halves at a time. Halving the slices was a good idea, as it was a lot easier to flip. The first slice resembled scrambled tofu as my pan was too hot and I waited too long before flipping, hoping to flip when it one side resembled toast (like cooking pancakes). I found it easier if I kept the heat to the lowest, flipped it after about a minute when it had JUST begun to brown. It didn’t stick, and then flipped it back to brown after the second side had just started to firm up. This made 7 slices of French Toast.

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5 Minute Artisan Bread

22 Nov

One of the things that I’ve always wanted to make was bread. I have only every tried cinnamon scrolls 5 years ago, and I don’t quite remember how they taste like now. ‘cept it was also the day that I got into my very first car accident after getting my license. Thank goodness it was also minor and let off the hook after shoving $300 in that guy’s hands. It probably didn’t even cost that much to have those scratches fixed. If you’ve read this far and happen to know of workshops that do good paint touch-up jobs at reasonable prices, please tell me. Preferable asap too.

Making bread sounds like the most dreadful thing in the world. So much prep. So much waiting. Really, if I want bread, I’d prefer not to knead for ages. And then I came across the 5 Minute Artisan Bread Recipe. Best thing ever. I have pictorial evidence. Continue reading