Breakfasts — By Ben on 29 July 2009
French Toast and Blackberry Syrup

Crunchy French Toast

I was so disappointed yesterday when at the store I didn’t see as many berries as I’d been seeing in the past couple of months. I wanted to buy blackberries to go with the pictures on this post, but at almost 4 dollars half a pint I decided to just get strawberries and blueberries. I think they still look pretty in the plate above. What do you think?

Anyway, crunchy French toast is one of my favorite breakfast and one of the very first recipes I posted on this blog more than 2 years ago. Over time I have changed it a little bit and for this one I used corn flakes and toasted oatmeal for the crust. Instead of preparing the berries with sugar, orange juice and orange liquor, I made a blackberry syrup (recipe at Epicurious.com) that tasted delicious and looked amazing. The only thing that I missed was the mimosas, again.

Leela mentioned on my last post that I am having fun with photography, and she’s so right! I am obsessed right now with taking pictures of food that flies, drips, splashes and makes a mess, hehe. I just like to make things less boring, not that food photography is boring at all. Playing with colors and new compositions give pictures a new edge, I think, and it puts me in a very good mood. Anyway, this post is making me really hungry and I still have a couple of slices of toast left…

Crunchy French Toast

¡Buen provecho!


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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(31) Readers Comments

  1. Hehe … Thanks for the mention, Ben. Inspired by you, I am now practicing taking photographs of flying and dripping foods. Not much success so far, but I’ll keep trying.

    Great looking French Toast, by the way.

  2. Its true, you know. Your pictures are looking very good.
    I have become obsessed with photography (more so because I’m finding there are plenty of places my P&S can’t take me) and am not sure if its a good thing or not! :)

  3. Hola Ben. The photo is top quality. Your texture and color combinations are exquisite. The french toast sounds delicious. I love the crunchy coatng. Never done that before. Must try it. ;)

  4. Lovely Photos!…Loved the colors….french toast looks yummy!

  5. I love the bright colours. The french toast with berries looks truly enticing!

  6. Your photos are brilliant, I really like the pouring syrup shot. The french toast looks delicious too!

  7. Brilliant photos! I must try these awsome french'ies :)

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