Cinnamon French Toast With Mango

AN EASY FRENCH TOAST RECIPE   Most people have the ingredients to make Cinnamon French Toast in their house but they might not know how to make it. Believe me making Cinnamon French Toast is so simple you will be making if often like we do in the Canadian Budget Binder house. Breakfast foods for most people consist of muffins, oatmeal, bagels, cereals, smoothies, fruits, yogurt, eggs, bacon, ham, sausages, hashbrowns, toast and so on. Sometimes it’s nice to go the extra mile and splurge to make french toast or even pancakes. I’m sure many of you out there will admit to eating breakfast on the run most days but it really is nice to sit down to a proper breakfast to savour the wee morning hours before work or on the weekend. I’ve had oven baked french toast before and it’s good as well but it will take you a bit more time. This recipe is for the speedy person in you especially if you have a crowd of hungry eaters waiting at the table. Our son is now a year old and once in a while we like to make what we call back in the UK, ‘Eggie […]

Scottish Pancakes

HOT FROM THE GRIDDLE   Canadians aren’t the only people who love pancakes. Back home Scottish pancakes were served on a regular basis in our house. Coming up with new breakfast ideas is not an easy task but one I’m always willing to test. Who wants an easy breakfast this morning? This is me shouting out asking the kids and hubby if they want Scottish pancakes and the reply is yeah, pancakes. This is also a kids pancake recipe because you can invite your kids to help prepare the ingredients as long as you do the flipping. I never ever buy the store-bought packets of mix as it truly is cheaper to make your own pancake mix. I remember just last week reading on Canadian Budget Binder fan saying that she can’t believe she used to buy boxed pancake mix and that making pancakes from scratch is so easy. How to make homemade pancakes? Easy…. read on.   Scottish Pancakes   Stop wondering how to make easy pancakes because I’m going to share with you a pancake recipe that I know will become your all-time favourite. I always make a dry pancake mix to have on standby so that all […]

grocery game monthly challenge

The Grocery Game Challenge Feb 11-17 Stock-up When You Can! Pancake Day!

Photo Image: Grant Cochrane/Freedigitalphotos.net This is the second shop in the February Grocery Game Challenge and today is also Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday. I know it’s going to be hard to squeeze down those luscious pancakes dripping with hot maple syrup and butter, but someone has to do it, right? In the UK we call this day Pancake Day and everyone knows what it is. What we call pancakes, at least what I am used to are very thin and not fluffy like the North American pancake yet comparable to what would be a crêpe. Apparently like any baking there is a science behind making the perfect pancake according to some profs at the University of Wolverhampton in the UK. The article has a breakdown of the math behind the perfect pancake which ideally has no lumps, actual and ideal batter consistency, easy to flip, the actual and perfect pan temperature is 377, let the batter stand 30 minutes and finally don’t let the pancake sit after you make it. That is true because there is nothing worse than cold, soggy pancakes. When we make them at home we like them fluffy, little bit of crunch and golden brown, with hot maple syrup and butter […]