Well here it is, my first entry to a food event since my ‘hiatus’. Color me all aflush with nervousness and excitement! One of the things that I love about this food events is that they push me into new creative areas where genres and combinations of food are concernedMy concoction this time around, Oatsy Orange French Toast, was inspired by the requirements for this month’sBreakfast Remix.
… the latest installment of Recipe Remix revolves around: Breakfast! Yes, breakfast, the most important meal of the day!
We have chosen the following breakfast foods for “remixing”:
Again, we are giving you all an option of 6 different to choose from as you please. Your goal is to take one of those dishes and create a variation of it that is not the “everyday.” For instance, maybe you have a great idea for a stuffed French toast, or a gourmet version of a breakfast egg sandwich, or maybe a savory stuffed crepe. The possibilities are endless!
With those parameters in place I started going through my recipe database. It wasn’t long before a recipe for Oatsy Orange Bread caught my eye… hmmm oats, orange juice… this could easily turn into an interesting batter for a French toast! I moved into the kitchen and threw some stuff together. The verdict? Yum! The orange juice combines with the almond and vanilla essences to create a very light, flavourful aftertaste, and the oats add an extra toastiness to the ‘crust’. I tend to eat my french toast with nothing more than a light sprinkling of brown sugar, but there’s no raeson why this can’t be turned into an IHOP worthy dessert creation complete with whipped cream, shaved nuts and syrup…. MMMM!!!!
French Toast Factoid! (fromThe Good Home Cookbook: More Than 1000 Classic American Recipes ) They don’t call this dish French Toast in France. There it is “pain perdu” or “lost bread”, which is what Cajun or Creole cooks in Louisiana also might call it. French toast is also known as German toast, Spanish toast, or nun’s toast.