If you’ve read previous posts, you can see I’m on a cooking role.
When we lived in the states, I used to love to cook. For about a year here, I was without an oven, having only a stove top and cooking lost its appeal. But, alhamdulillah, last year we were back with an oven and I’ve been getting into the swing of things.
One thing I like about homeschooling is that we can have bigger breakfasts, like French Toast, any day of the week, since we don’t have to rush off to take kids to school.
This is another favorite around here. This version comes from http://www.recipezaar.com with a few changes from me. This version is a Denny’s Style French Toast. Now I can’t say whether or not it tastes like Denny’s, its been years since I have been there, but its pretty darn good.
4 eggs (I used 6, trying to stretch it for the 9 of us)
2/3 cup milk (haleeb)
1/3 cup flour (daqeeq)
1/3 cup sugar (sukkar)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (finiliyah) (not containing alcohol)
1/4 teaspoon salt (milh)
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon (qirfah)
Sliced bread (the recipe calls for Texas toast thick bread). I end up using a whole loaf of bread, so it will just vary upon how many you are cooking for.
3 tablespoons butter
1. Mix together eggs, milk, flour, sugar, vanilla, salt& cinnamon.
Someone had the tip of adding the cinnamon to the vanilla so that the cinnamon wouldn’t float.
2. Heat a large skillet (miqlah), or griddle.
3. When hot, add 1 tablespoon butter.
If butter smokes, your pan is too hot; turn down the heat.
4.Drop each slice of bread into the batter to coat on both sides. Don’t leave in too long or it will get soggy and break. Only dip the pieces that you are getting ready to cook. Let some of the batter drip off, then put in skillet.
5. Cook each slice 1 1/2-2 minutes per side till each side is golden brown.
6. Add more butter, if necessary, to cook all slices.
7. To serve, put on plate (sahn), dust with powdered sugar & serve with butter & hot syrup.
(Picture by Sharifah, age 12)