Saturday, February 18, 2012

Baltimore Lightning Toast
[a recipe, not a music]
[adapted from The Joy of Cooking, ©1931]


  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp bourbon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • dash of cinnamon

Heat up a frying pan, or the griddle if you have a fancy schmancy stove.

Mix all that stuff up there with a nice, sharp fork.

Soak bread* in mixture, but don't let it get too soggy to get back out of the bowl! Fry the bread in a pan. Repeat until all the batter is gone.

Serve with real** maple syrup and butter.


You may, if you cannot finish it all, refrigerate or freeze the rest for later.

*Good bread, of course. I recommend a hearty multigrain or, for variety, cinnamon/raisin English muffins.

**Yes, 100% real maple syrup, preferably from Vermont. Use of Mrs. Butterworth's may involve a fine and/or imprisonment. The same goes for margarine. This is food, gosh darn it!

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