It’s art! OR For the love of soggy bread: Milk toast, part deux

16 Jan

20130112-185308.jpg
I tried to be artistic with my milk toast picture, but any which way you shake a stick of butter at it, it ain’t pretty:

20121209-020650.jpg
Although a stick of butter by itself is a beautiful thing, when it is headed towards your mouth.

The imagery that just came to my mind was terrible. Please forgive my dirty filthy mind. Move along, nothing to see here.

Ah, milk toast.

According to my wordpress stats, it is an oft-searched term that leads people to the gruel. I jest not, it is! I delved into milk toast some time ago here.
It was oh so simple, and surprisingly good.

I teased y’all with the mention of an oven-cooked version.

Oooh, teasing with the milk toast. Teasers. Milk toast. Things that don’t go together. Sticks of butter going towards people’s mouths.

Geez, what the hell is wrong with me. As I SAID nothing to see here move along!

I must say, the oven-baked version had it’s merits…but was not so delightful to me as the stove-top version.

Make milk toast the stove-top way whilst it is chilly out.

As you dine you may think to yourself: milk toast, it’s not just for breakfast any more.
Or maybe: milk toast, it’s a way of life.
Or even: milk toast? Priceless.
Or some other cliche.
You WILL think these things.
Provided you like soggy toast.
Which you should.

But why should you take my word for it when I torture you with sexual butter imagery?

Try it for yourself and see.

And just in case you don’t feel like clicking over to my preferred milk toast style, here’s the oven-baked:

Milk Toast (oven version) adapted from Marion Cunningham’s brilliant The Breakfast Book

2 pieces of buttered bread
2/3 c. Almond milk
Sugar
Turn yer oven to 350. Line a small loaf pan with nonstick foil and spray with nonstick spray, or butter. Just say yes. Put buttered bread in. Fold excess foil over to create a cover for your dish unless the pan you are using came with a cover in which case save the world and use that. Although you are going to recycle your used aluminum foil anyway, yah?
Bake this about 30 minutes. Slide into a plate and if you are feeling it add a sprinkle if sugar. Rarely am I not feeling it particularly after an evening that involved imbibing a sazerac. For the love of absinthe.
Now rinse that foil. Because you are going to recycle it. This is your chance to redeem yourself! And an aluminum can.

About these ads

4 Responses to “It’s art! OR For the love of soggy bread: Milk toast, part deux”

  1. Nadiya @ Milk and Honey on the Run January 16, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    Haha! Re-use the aluminum foil- I really wish people would do that. It seems like such a small thing but it can really add up to a lot :) Alternatively, you can re-use the foil to make yourself a second batch of milk toasts :P

    • Ellen January 16, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

      Ooh, a second batch. I like the way you think!

  2. Ameena January 20, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    I am guilty of re-using aluminum foil….can’t help it! I’m half Indian. :)

    Looks delicious. I’m all about butter any way I can find it!

    • Ellen January 20, 2013 at 10:59 am #

      Hmm, maybe I’m half-Indian in my soul. I’ll reuse foil, plastic bags, repurpose things like cottage cheese containers as Tupperware, until they are falling apart. And yah, butter makes it better!

      Sent from my iPhone

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 81 other followers

%d bloggers like this: