I don't know about you, but for the longest time, I thought my mom was the only person on the planet who made cinnamon toast. There was just something about it. Crunchy on the top from the caramelized sugar, and the softness of the white bread on the underneath.
A while back, I got a craving for cinnamon toast just like my mom made. We bought white bread and I went to work. As soon as Stephen ate it, he said, "This is just like Granny's cinnamon toast!" Apparently, my mother did not originate this wonderful breakfast food. But I still hold it near and dear to my heart.
So, since it's not a closely guarded recipe or technique, I thought you should know how to make it... so your children can thank you years later for something so wonderful and yet, so simple. It's just plain goodness.
Start with good 'ol white bread. The cheaper the better I believe. But any bread will work.
The secret is in the butter application. It can not be spread. It must be "plopped" in slats on to the bread. No spreading. An no comments on it being too much butter. Hush. It just looks like a lot.
Now, take a small bowl and mix 1 part cinnamon, 2 parts sugar. Depending on how much you make, you can adjust your amounts. I use a few spoonfuls of sugar and two shakes of the cinnamon.
I know. Technical I tell you.
This is the color you want. A light brown.
Now, if you have a shaker, you can premake this mixture and then shake it on the bread. I use a spoon to distribute my sugar mixture. You don't want too much, just enough to cover.
(Sorry for the shaky pics. I should have called in my super cute assistant. He was busy watching Gameday. You can get the gist though)
It may not look pretty, but trust me, it's good.
Now stick it under the broiler, or in our case, the broil function of the toaster oven. My favorite appliance.
Watch the bread. It wont take long. You just want the butter to melt and the sugar to slightly crisp up. More melted butter = goodness.
Now, make some bacon. You need some good bacon to go with this.
By the way, I love my bacon Tupperware container, which I stole from my mom. It's the perfect size for bacon. I won't know what to do if I ever don't have this piece of Tupperware.
They just don't make them like they used to. Plus, I love the color.
Ok, plate your cooked bacon and cinnamon toast and enjoy! Travel back to your childhood or make a new memory. There's something about the simplicity of this toast that just makes you feel good.