April 23, 2010

a recipe and an apology

Posted in mousie at 7:03 pm by Anonymouse

I’m sure you’ve all been on the edge of your seat.  Here, is how to make the magical cinnamon toast:

Start with two slices of bread. You might think you only want one, but you’d be wrong about that.  Also, white bread is best.  You don’t want anything that is too whole grainy/healthy.

Toast the bread in your toaster. You want it toasted, but not too toasted.  It’s a fine line, you know.  Also, if your toaster is like mine, you’ll have to pop it up midway through and flip the slices over because it toasts one side hotter than the other.

Toss the toasted bread onto a dinner size plate. You’ll need plenty of room for it to spread out.

Butter the top side of the bread. Don’t be stingy here, people.  If you’re going to eat this, let’s go all out.  Please note, butter is butter.  Not margarine, anything from a plastic tub or something you spray from a squirt bottle.  Butter.

Sprinkle the top of the bread with sugar. Now, pay close attention to this next part.  You need to sprinkle enough sugar on the buttered toast that you no longer see any part of the top side of the bread.  If you’re not sure if you should add more sugar to that especially hot spot where the sugar melted into the warm butter, just add more.

Sprinkle the top of the sugar with cinnamon. You want a good amount of cinnamon, but not so much that you can’t see the sugar.  If you get all crazy with your cinnamon shaking and have added too much, you don’t need to start over – just add more sugar to bring the proper ratio back into balance.

Microwave the plate with the two pieces of cinnamon toast for 30-45 seconds. This will let the butter, sugar and cinnamon all come together to form a dirty, but delicious threesome.

Enjoy. And repeat as necessary.

If you thought it wouldn’t take that many words to write a recipe for something so simple, well – you were wrong.

It does take that many words.

I will say now, that it is sad when you are a small group leader – shaping young, impressionable lives – and the most memorable thing about you is your cinnamon toast.

If you parents out there thought you were dropping your girls off at my apartment for spiritual guidance and enrichment, well – you were wrong.

My apologies.



  1. HereWeGoAJen said,

    But she said she liked the toast because you made it with love. I don’t see the love in the recipe. You are holding that part back, aren’t you? You want to maintain your status as best cinnamon toast maker, don’t you? I SEE THROUGH YOUR LITTLE GAME.

  2. Kelly said,

    I have a friend who swears that I make the best ice water. I don’t get it, but she says that the ice to water ratio is perfect. I think it’s because if I make it, she doesn’t have to.

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