There isn't any better treat than super crispy cinnamon toast and steamy hot chocolate or cocoa
This toast is super crispy and really dry like Zwieback twice baked toast. My Step Dad ate these dried toasts with hot milk quite often and I am happy to find this cinnamon toast and do the same!
All Cinnamon is not alike, some like cassia, or “bastard cinnamon.” (source “The Field Guide to Herbs & Spices”) is not cinnamon at all! So if it's cheap and touted as real cinnamon under several names: Vietnamese, Saigon, Indonesian, Chinese, Korintje, Dutch or Indian it's actually cassia-type and not real cinnamon.
Cassia has a pungent smell (quite nice) for years after opening leading you to think you will get the punch of cinnamon flavor, you won't.
San Francisco chef Emily Luchetti's broiled cinnamon toast
Broiled cinnamon sugar toast is amazing. Be careful to let it set so you don't scald your tongue!!For best results, use the lighter-colored true cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum or Cinnamomum zeylanicum), which can be found in Latin grocery stores.
8 thick slices brioche or challah bread (may substitute whole-grain bread)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamo
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
Position the top oven rack 4 to 6 inches from the top broiling element; preheat the broiler.
Place the bread on a baking sheet.
Toast bread under the broiler on both sides until golden brown, watch closely as it will burn easily.
Transfer the baking sheet to the stove top (off the heat).
Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
Spread the butter on the face-up side of each slice, then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar evenly over the top.
Return the toast to the oven; broil just until the cinnamon sugar is bubbling.
Make another piece while you are eating the first one; you will want it.
Serve warm. (Citation)
Note: Salted butter can be substituted.-
Makes 4 servings.
We will have real cinnamon in stock mid-next week!
Happy Memorial Day to All!