Monday, May 02, 2011

Called out by The Pioneer Woman (she doesn't know it)

If any of you have not yet popped over to The Pioneer Woman's website, you should.  Just because it's something to see.  It's a phenomenon.  She has a huge number of followers, a cookbook, a memoir (of sorts), and now a children's book.  Plus, she's funny, a great photographer, an awesome cook (if you can get past all the butter), and she homeschools...on a ranch.  Let's just say she's got a lot going on.

I don't visit her site too often, mostly because it's a time suck for me.  I want to look at all the pretty pictures, check out all the new recipes, debate whether I'm willing to make them and my family's willing to eat them, etc.  But when I do visit, I'm always pleased.  Well I visited on Saturday and learned a little bit about cinnamon toast.

The Pioneer Woman will tell you there are several schools of thought regarding cinnamon toast.  And there is one that is the best, a couple that are pretty good, and one that it 'gross.'  You can probably guess where I'm going with this.  That's right, I'm owning up.  I make the gross cinnamon toast....and I like it.  I would have said it was delicious up until yesterday when I took TPW's advice, and tried THE WAY to make cinnamon toast.  Such a difference, I cannot even tell you.  Then again, I probably don't even have to, because you all probably don't make the gross version of cinnamon toast.  You may not even need TPW's advice, but obviously I do.  And did.  (And probably still do.)

Before:  I toasted, buttered, and sprinkled cinnamon sugar
After (a la The Pioneer Woman): I mashed up a mixture of butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla, spread it on the bread, and toasted that.  Crunchy, caramelized deliciousness!

So here's what I want to know...why hasn't someone tapped The Pioneer Woman for a cooking show??  I would sooooo watch her!  And take notes.  And learn how to bring back the butter.

Go make yourself some cinnamon toast--the good stuff.


Stacy said...

I make cinnamon toast the "gross way" too, though I prefer cinnamon toasted bagels to regular toasted bread. No shame here, but I haven't tried the correct way.

Teenage Bride said...

So many people are talking about this cook book!! It must be good. mmmmm

Sarakastic said...

I make the gross cinnamon toast too.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Well, this sounds like how I'd make garlic bread--butter THEN toast...I may have to try it--the nutmeg makes a nice addition!

David Cranmer said...

She does seem to be incredibly popular.

Kelly said...

She just got signed to do a cooking show on food network! I follow her on FB and she posted that recently. Sounds like it will be entertaining!