I love my bread machine. I know I’ve said it a dozen times but I do. Every week I let Abby help me make a loaf of bread so that on the weekend I can make French Toast with it (and because it keeps her entertained while it’s rising and cooking). This week we made cinnamon raisin bread. I’ve been trying for years to perfect my cinnamon raisin bread and I think I’ve finally got it. I experiment a lot in the kitchen and I surf for recipes on a daily basis online. After all of the experimenting I’ve done with my cinnamon raisin bread, all it took was finding the right recipe (here). I think it’s the cloves & nutmeg that really make this cinnamon raisin bread recipe my favorite. I should have looked sooner for a recipe although I must confess to having fun with my experiments.
French Toast is so delicious when you have fresh eggs and the right bread. When I’m at the farm I make a dash outside to the chicken coop to collect the eggs and when I’m in the big city (joke- smallest town in GA is more like it) I buy eggs the day before I make French Toast.
I always use eggs, milk and a dash of cinnamon to dip the bread into. I don’t measure I just pour and dash.
I whisk the egg mixture until it’s all mixed up without over whisking.
I add butter in my frying pan and when it’s melted I sprinkle flour on top of it to keep the French Toast from sticking.
I dip my bread in the egg mixture and cook on medium heat until it’s done on both sides.
That’s all. As long as you have homemade bread and fresh eggs you just can’t go wrong.
With the left over bread I’m going to make cinnamon raisin bread pudding to go with dinner tomorrow. I store my homemade bread in the fridge so it keeps longer. I don’t know how long it will keep in the fridge because ours is always eaten in less than a weeks time.
Do you have a favorite bread-machine recipe?