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Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!



Saturday, June 25, 2011

This recipe has absolutely no redeeming quality or nutritional value whatsoever. It is not a masterpiece by any means. It only has two things. Well, three, if you count the bread. Okay...four including the butter. It's from my childhood and it tastes terrific. My mom used to make this for my brother and me when we were kids. I'm not sure why she used powdered sugar instead of granulated but she did. In fact, the first time I had cinnamon toast with granulated sugar, it kind of confused me. It still does. So I feel it is my mission in life to enlighten those of you who have never had cinnamon toast made with powdered sugar. You will love it. The end result is a crunchy topping caused by the butter oozing into the powdered sugar/cinnamon mixture creating a sweet crust that kind of snaps when you bite into it. Ahhh....you should really try this. It's great for a snack or for breakfast. IT Guy used to make this for our daughter when she was little. He would get creative with the toast and cut it all different ways. Our daughter's favorite was when he would cut the toast into two triangles with a little bit of the crust cut off each side then arrange it to look like a butterfly (see photo below). She's all grown up now but still remembers the "butterfly toast" her daddy made for her when she was three.

Cinnamon Toast 
from Back in the Day



6 – 8 pieces of plain ole white bread
6 – 8 tablespoon of butter – room temp
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place bread on a large cookie sheet and butter each piece with 1 tablespoon of butter. Make sure you butter all the way to the edges!

In a medium sized bowl, combine powdered sugar and cinnamon.

Put two heaping teaspoonfuls on sugar/cinnamon mixture on each piece of buttered bread and spread it around - edge to edge. You want every part covered.

Bake for about 15 minutes or until the bottom of the bread is golden brown and butter is melted and sugar/cinnamon mixture is melted and slightly crunchy.

Allow to cool for a few minutes before devouring.


Easy ingredients.
 

Lay your bread on a large cookie sheet. 
Butter each piece...edge to edge!
 

Combine the powdered sugar and cinnamon.
 

Put some of the mixture on top of each piece of bread.
 

Spread it over the buttered bread...edge to edge!
 

Bake it for about 10 - 15 minutes 
until crusty and you can see it all melting together...and....
 

..it's golden brown on the bottom, like this.
 

Then you can make butterfly toast!!!