When I woke up this morning, I had a craving for French toast. I don’t know why I did. I just did. But then I looked in the fridge and saw that we had only one egg left. But fortunately, that’s all I needed to make one slice of French toast. That’s what I discovered after doing an internet search for French toast recipes.
I found the Best French Toast Recipe by Jillian Guyette, a food writer for delish. Her recipe is a simplified American version of Pain Perdu. In France, the original recipe is called Pain Perdu which translates as “lost bread”, probably because one of the ingredients is stale bread which would be thrown out if not repurposed.
Of course, now I had something new to try out my food photography skills. This morning I managed to get a combination of kitchen window light, overhead 6500k LED lighting, and the reflector to work together. I like the result, but I keep wishing I had a better background. That blank wall needs a large canvas print.
We had another beautiful sunny but cool day and we felt it was the right weather for some socially distant outdoor dining. The Brick Farm Tavern offered lunch take out today but with a twist. Customers were encouraged to pre-order food and drink for take-out and sit at any of the many socially distant outdoor tables on the back lawn.
Bhavna and I thought it was a great way to spend some time outside the house. We ordered our food with a growler of New Jersey craft ale, found a table in the corner under a tree. We both enjoyed the experience and Bhavna wants to do it again.