June 17, 2016
French Toast Casserole (!!) featuring creamy ricotta cheese, fresh summer berries, and homemade brioche. Cause all we do is win win win no matter what! You’re gonna love it.
Oh sweet baking! How I love/unlove it.
Love = the warm, bready smells.
Love = the taste-testing along the way. what else is a spatula for though?
Love = the finished product. because when that beautifully deep skillet with golden brown French Toast and berries lands on the table, in a moment of transformation you go from regular person to full blown BOSS. you have just made baking history with your skills. you might be the most domestically gifted person alive right now.
So mostly I love baking. But there’s that one little thing that I UNLove = the lack of flexibility.
I have gotten so … I don’t want to say sloppy, but that’s sort of what it is … can we just say casual to preserve my self esteem? I’ve gotten so CASUAL with the process of just cooking and adjusting on the go for easy dinner recipes (taste // add more salt // taste again // give it a shot of lemon zest // more tasting // roast it a little longer) that I feel like I’ve totally lost my stamina and patience with baking. I mean, you cannot adjust these things real-time when you are working with fussy ingredients like YEAST and EGGS and BUTTER and FLOUR and by the way – is my oven temperature possibly off by a few degrees? Ugh, baking. Just loosen up already.
But there comes a time in life where you have to ask yourself the most important question: am I willing to get my bake on in order to end up with a big old school style of everything-in-one-large-pan French Toast Casserole on my table?
Correct answer: yes.