Thursday, July 31, 2008

i love breakfast :)

Banana Stuffed French Toast

2 firm-ripe bananas
4 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons Cointreau or Grand Marnier (you can make do without)
Grated zest of 1 orange
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Pinch of salt
1 large loaf of challah, brioche or Italian bread. brown bread works fine too.
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Confectioners' sugar for dusting
Maple syrup

Cut the bananas into 1/4-inch thick diagonal slices. Whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, milk, liqueur, orange zest, cinnamon, brown sugar, and salt. Set aside.

Slice off the heels of the bread and discard. Cut the loaf into eight 1-inch pieces. Then cut bread slices horizontally, nearly in half, leaving one edge intact to create a pocket. Fill each bread pocket with 4 more banana slices. Place the stuffed bread in a large deep baking dish in one layer. Pour the egg mixture over them, and allow to soak 5 minutes on each side, until all liquid is absorbed.

Heat the butter in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook the toast in batches (adding more butter, if necessary), about 5 to 6 minutes per side, until golden brown. Transfer the cooked slices to a baking sheet in a warm (250 degree F oven). Place 2 pieces of toast on a plate, dust with confectioners' sugar and serve with warm maple syrup.

Serves 4.

Enjoy! :)

ooo imma try this this weekend.

i am nadi; :] at 3:57 PM


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

i need some new shoes.

i am nadi; :] at 1:33 PM


Sunday, July 20, 2008

i just found out my manicurist in chiang mai recently got stabbed to death by her crazy ex-husband (in the presence of her staff and customers in her shop, which was right beside my apartment), and i am terribly disturbed by it. she was one of the first few people i met while i was there, and i cant quite swallow the fact that she ACTUALLY GOT FUCKING STABBED LAH. she did my nails really well.

i am nadi; :] at 7:49 PM


bye bye dee dee :(

i am nadi; :] at 1:44 PM


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

i was never a big fan/fan of McDonalds' McFlurry (i believe you sometimes have to pay a price for good ice cream), but ive noticed this green tea version for quite some time, and since i happened to have a bit of extra space in my stomach and time on hand, i decided to finally give it a shot. i admit to being a huge lovah of anything macha, and this was better than i actually expected, but i wouldn't give it a second unless im in desperate craving of green tea. this was basically their usual McFlurry vanilla base with green tea powder.

i am nadi; :] at 12:48 PM