Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cinnamon Toast Memories

I have been sick with a cold type thing that just doesn't want to give up.  Judy at Patchwork Times
challenge this week was cinnamon.  I love cinnamon.  Plus cinnamon has great health factors, but not the way I like it the most.

When I was a child my Mom would give us cinnamon/sugar on buttered toast.  I loved it and thought my Mom was tops when she would make me cinnamon toast on days she also served something I didn't like, such as plain scrambled eggs.  She would make the toast, butter it and sprinkle it with a little while sugar and ground cinnamon.  No measuring, no consistency but good.  Sometimes when the cinnamon was new we would get too much cinnamon and not enough sugar.  That would make the cinnamon a bit bitter to my taste, but still good.

Mom's cinnamon toast was great through my first year of college.  Back during the fall of 1969, my dorm closed and I had to go to a different dorm.  This was a shock to my small town girl system.  The woman's dorm was large, but also sat right on top of a men's dorm of the same size.  We all ate in the same cafeteria. That was a lot of people to feed all with in a short period of time.  The food was for the most part very good.  We usually had several options for each meal and back in those days if was served by order as one walked through the line.  Everyday at breakfast Cinnamon Toast was available.  It was the last item in the line, so some days I didn't get it, because of french toast, a sandwich offer etc, but most days I had Cinnamon Toast.

Now I know why I gained weight my second year in college.  This toast was to die for.  I didn't care it it was the first piece off the tray or the last piece, slightly cold, it was still good.

My way to make this cinnamon toast is to make a Cinnamon Butter.

Soften 1 stick of butter
Add 1/2 cup brown sugar (may be white or combination)
1 Tablespoon cinnamon (more of less to your taste)

To make the toast preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Spread white bread, day old is preferred, with cinnamon butter on one side.  Place on cookie sheet.  Place in oven about 10 minute or until bubbly.

This can be made in large amounts for guest breakfasts.  If just making one or two pieces in a toaster oven toast one side first then broil the cinnamon butter until bubbly.