There are a lot of things Friday can and should be.
Sometimes it can vary depending on the week and my mood, but no matter what, Friday is always a very welcomed day. And… it is almost always welcomed with chocolate.
Chocolate and maybe a fun drink too.
Sometimes I can really go all out on Fridays, examples.
But this Friday? This Friday just needed to be SIMPLE.
It was a long week, and Thursday just pushed it over the edge. There was a whole dozen eggs that fell from the counter to the floor. Bam, they just cracked all over the place! There was the five, yes FIVE, attempts at making macaroons without having them crack during baking. I failed miserably and they maybe even got worse after every single batch. I have not a clue what I am doing wrong. I followed the directions to a T, measuring everything with a scale, folding 25 times and checking for the perfect texture of the batter. Nothing worked. Someone please, please, please tell me what I am doing wrong. Please.
So today is all about not baking. It is about being simple. Toasting bread, adding some butter and sprinkling on the cinnamon and sugar, just like my dad always did for me when I was a kid. Then, as a little Friday bonus, sandwiching in some chocolate… for my sanity of course.
Best five minutes of the week.
5 Minute Grilled Cinnamon Toast with Chocolate.
Yields: 1 SANDWICH
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 slices whole grain bread
- 1-2 tablespoons salted butter
- 4 ounces milk, dark or semi chocolate, chopped
In a small bowl combine the cinnamon and sugar.
Add the toast to a toaster and lightly toast until just crisp and warm. Immediately spread both sides of each piece of toast with butter and generously sprinkle on the cinnamon sugar (so all four sides side are covered in butter + cinnamon sugar). DON'T use all the cinnamon sugar. Maybe a tablespoon or two, save the rest for breakfast!
Heat a skillet over medium heat.
Add the chopped chocolate to one side of one of the pieces of toast, then place the other piece of toast on top. Grill in the skillet for 1-2 minute per side or until the chocolate it gooey and melted. EAT right away... as if you could resist waiting even a second.
Oh, and this is perfect for a little Cinco de Mayo celebration. Cinnamon sugar is classic Mexican sweetness. <–Very smart.