|So staged, I can't stand it >_<|
In one of those things-that-fit-perfectly-into-other-things moments, a single egg's worth of milk mixture was just the right amount to make french toast out of those stale buns. With a sprinkle of blueberries, a third of a banana each and a scattering of edible flower petals - we ended up with a very pretty plate of food indeed.
Because I uphold a ban on dried grapes in my food, I exclusively made chocolate hot cross buns. This meant that the resulting french toast was crisp and buttery on the outside, fragrant with zest and spice within, and studded with pockets of melted chocolate. Paired with a smoky cup of lapsang souchong to cut through the sweetness, it was extravagant but quite delicious.
|Best paired with a Chekhov-reading cat for maximum pretension|
3 stale hot cross buns, chocolate preferred
1/2c whole milk
1tsp vanilla extract
berries, banana and maple syrup to serve
1. Cut buns in half lengthwise, keep the halves in pairs.
2. Beat together milk, egg and vanilla.
3. Soak the halved buns in the milk mixture, about 30 seconds per side.
4. Melt the butter in a pan on moderately high heat.
5. Fry the soaked buns until they are golden on both sides.
6. Arrange on a plate along with fruit and serve immediately.