It has been a long time since the last post. I have been baking, cooking and clicking but not been able to come up with a post. A detailed post can’t be made in a rush right. It will miss the beat otherwise 😉 Moving to grad school brought two new variables – limited cooking time and lesser range of ingredients in the pantry. I was craving to have some refreshing fruit based pancakes and found peaches on a local market haul in just the right time. The smooth skinned beauties were the first peaches I have ever had. They smelled heavenly, a fragrance I find intoxicating.
So what next? The foodie-chef inside me figured it all out 😛 The usual drill of finding the flour, fat, vanilla, baking powder. I was determined to not to get these ingredients common to baking and continental desserts and threw a challenge to address my cravings in the most simple way possible. That’s how this french toast came into the picture! 😉
After all, isn’t a french toast a makeshift version of a pan cake? What do you think?
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Simultaneously make the compote and french toast.
Two bread slices (white/brown)
2-3 tbsp Milk
½ tbsp Honey
1-2 pinches Cinnamon powder
½ tbsp – 1 tbsp ghee/butter
- Beat egg in a wide bowl.
- Whisk milk, honey and cinnamon powder to it.
- Soak bread slices one at a time in the batter. Rest them for at least half a second on each side.
- Lift them carefully onto a hot pan smeared with butter/ghee.
- Cook on each side for a minute or more. Flip and cook the other side. Roast them on medium flame to give a uniform golden color.
- Remove and quickly make the other one as well.
2 nos Peaches
½ tbsp Honey
3-4 tbsp water
¼ tsp Cinnamon powder
- Chop the peaches into desired shape – slices or cubes.
- Combine peaches, water, honey and cinnamon powder.
- Boil them together until the peaches break down and soften. This hardly takes 5 minutes since it is a small portion.
Enjoy the french toast with the peach compote!