The Doristas appear to be on a roll with the catch up recipes lately and I am enjoying the trip down memory lane with these posts. I actually have a few to catch up on myself, including Dorie’s Sugar-Coated French Toast, which I actually made on time but could never seem to get around to posting. I don’t even remember why or what I was doing at the time which kept me too busy, but hey, better late than never, right?
I have never been a big fan of breakfast during the work week. Before meeting my husband, my typical “breakfast” was a cup of coffee, consumed while sitting in my office and reading through the emails which came in overnight. I always found it to be a nice ritual with which to start my day. My husband, on the other hand, finds it appalling and so I will occasionally humor him with a small cup of yogurt. Honestly though, even that seems like too much.
But, give me an extra hour or two to sleep in and everything changes! Sunday brunch is one of my favorite meals. When I lived in Chicago I had an almost standing Sunday afternoon brunch date with a dear friend and I miss it dearly, both the friend and the brunch. Which is not to say that they don’t have brunch in Germany, because they most certainly do. But, while the concept may be the same, the offerings are different. As with most things, there are exceptions, but I have yet to see eggs benedict, blueberry pancakes, heuvos rancheros, or french toast anywhere in Germany.
Which means that I’ve had to suck it up and make them myself when the craving hits. Well, I haven’t tackled heuvos rancheros yet since the necessary ingredients are also not so easy to come by. But I do make the others from time to time, including french toast.
Dorie’s version called for us to add a crispy sugar-coating to the traditional recipe. It was tasty and satisfied this expat’s craving.