Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Supposedly "Right Way To Make" Cinnamon Toast-Holiday Recipe Exchange: Week 12 (Vanilla/Vanilla Beans)

I had a great weekend with my mom :). Spending some time with her made me think about when I was little, it brings me right back to childhood. Whenever I had an upset tummy (or was just in the mood) my mom would make me cinnamon sugar toast. And it always tasted great. It was comforting. Well, fast forward a lot of years to me in my food blog obsession (a phase that is obviously not going away :P) I was going through all of the recipes on The Pioneer Woman (as I always do when I find a new food blog) and found her very passionate post about making cinnamon toast "the right way". She then gave examples of 4 ways you can make it. And her absolute WORST method-was the one I had so fondly grown up with. I was shocked. I had no idea apparently I'd been eating inferior cinnamon toast all along. So I decided to try out her superior method. And....
I mean...it's good. There's nothing wrong with it. It's just....
I still like mine the old fashioned way.
But! This is pretty tasty-and since The Holiday Recipe Exchange is featuring vanilla, and that is this recipe's secret ingredient (and one that, in my opinion, was actually a little overpowering in this), I thought now was the time to share my findings with you and let you decide for yourself how you like your cinnamon toast.

And if you'd be ever so sweet to share your opinions, you know I'd just love you forever :)

(Other Holiday Recipe Exchange posts: Week 1 Parts 1 and 2, Week 3, Week Six, Week Seven, Week Nine , and Week 10 Parts 1 and 2 and Week 11 Parts 1 and 2)


Cinnamon Toast "The Right Way"



The Supposedly "Right Way To Make" Cinnamon Toast

This recipe makes 8 servings-where 1 serving=2 pieces of toast. I divided everything by 8 so I could just eat 1 serving myself.
Ingredients:
  • 16 slices of bread  (whole wheat/whole grain breads work really well)
  • 2 sticks salted (I only had unsalted...so I put a little salt on) butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar (+ more if needed)
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg (I omitted)
Preparation:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Smush softened butter with a fork and mix with sugar, cinnamon, vanilla (and nutmeg, if using).
  • Spread on slices of bread, making sure to really get it covered.
  • Place bread on cookie sheet(s). Place cookie sheet in oven and bake for 10 minutes. 
  • Broil until golden brown and bubbling (keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn!)
  • Remove from oven and eat.

The Supposedly "Right Way To Make" Cinnamon Toast

Come join the fun at the My Baking Addiction and GoodLife Eats Holiday Recipe Swap sponsored by Beanilla.
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