Do you ever stand in your kitchen, look at everything in it and think what in the world am I going to eat?
So what do you do with a loaf of bread, some basil, a few eggs, some spices, tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella?
The obvious answer to us was make caprese french toast!
For the caprese topping you’ll need:
2 tomatoes (ours came from Behr Farms at the Summerville farmers market)
.5 lb mozzarella (we used Charleston Artisan Cheesehouse mozzarella)
2 Tbs fresh basil, cut in a chiffonade (that sound’s fancy but here’s how you do that.)
1 clove fresh garlic
Chop up all these ingredients then throw them together with a little olive oil, Charleston 10 Spice, and African 5 Spice to taste.
Here’s how we made the french toast:
8 slices Dakota bread from Great Harvest
5 eggs (from Fili-West Farms)
5 Tbs milk
A little butter or oil for cooking
African 5 Spice and Peruvian Pink Salt to taste
Place nonstick pan on medium heat add 2 to 3 tablespoons of butter or oil. Beat eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in a pie plate. Once mixed add your slices of bread and allow them to sit in mixture for about 5 minutes. Add the soaked bread to the hot pan and cook until brown before flipping to other side. Serve immediately or once cooked hold in an oven at 200F.
Top the french toast with the caprese and garnish your plate with some fresh fruit! We used Big Smile peaches and Blue Pearl Farm blueberries.
Charleston Spice Co