Thursday, February 19, 2009

A toast to our toast!

You can have eggs, you can drink coffee or tea, but a morning toast is always welcome to our tables. This is a delicious recipe that can help you vary your toast presentation, and raise ooooohs and aaaahs among those who share the breakfast with you.


Elvis' Favorite, excerpted from French Toast: Sweet & Savory Treats For Every Meal (see below)
Elvis loved grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches, so we're sure this would be his breakfast of choice.

1 cup milk
3 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
1 large banana, mashed
4 teaspoons honey, divided
8 slices thin day-old, firm white bread

In a pie pan or other shallow pan, whisk together milk, eggs and salt. Spread 2 tablespoons peanut butter on half the bread slices and then soak dry side of each slice in the egg mixture for 10 to 20 seconds, or until soaked through. Heat a little butter in a small frying pan over medium heat. Place soaked bread in pan with peanut butter facing up. Spread remaining bread slices with one-fourth of the mashed banana and then drizzle each with 1 teaspoon honey. Soak dry side of each slice in egg mixture for 10 to 20 seconds, or until soaked through. Place soaked bread, banana side down, on top of other slice already in pan. Press with a spatula so the two slices stick together. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned.


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Never again be frustrated by the too-small slots in a regular toaster. Hamilton Beach Digital 2 Slice Toaster has 2 extra-wide slots that hold any size bread or bagel. Just set the easy-to-read adjuster so your bagel won't be burned. If you see it start to burn, you can always press the cancel button. With its breakthrough bagel technology, it toasts the cut side of a bagel while gently warming the other. And there's also a defrost button in case your bagel just came from the freezer. Its smudge-proof brushed-metal exterior and slide-out crumb tray makes this toaster easy to clean. So have perfect bagels every time with this toaster.

# Digital display shows toast shade setting at a glance
# Bagel, defrost & cancel functions
# Slide-out crumb tray
# Automatic shutoff
# Smudgeproof brushed-finish cool-touch exterior
# Two 1.5" Extra-wide slots
# Auto Toast Boost: Automatically raises bread to highest position for easy removal


We don't want to leave without pointing out our yummy section of free breakfast recipes at (link) which includes: toasts, muffins, cookies, brownies, jams and jellies, smoothies, hot beverages and eggs recipes! The perfect way to start your day! (we should trademark this :-)

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