The heady aroma of cinnamon greeted me a couple days ago when I entered the building where I work. It smelled as deliciously enticing as the aisle where the Cinnabon store is located in my local shopping mall.
Unfortunately I was not greeted with an oversized cinnamon bun oozing with a buttery cinnamon-sugar filling and dripping with icing. No, a co-worker had simply made cinnamon toast to start her day, permeating the office with the sweet smell of the familiar spice.
It was a fragrant reminder that sometimes the simple things are truly the best.
To make Cinnamon Toast, you can either toast or broil the bread. Either way, it’s is a deliciously simple treat!
(Makes 4 slices)
2 tablespoons (30 mL) granulated or brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) ground cinnamon
4 slices bread
Butter or margarine, at room temperature
Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
Method 1: Toast bread. Spread with butter. Sprinkle sugar-cinnamon mixture over top.
Method 2: Place slices of bread on a baking sheet. Spread each slice with butter. Sprinkle sugar-cinnamon mixture over top. Broil bread 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) from grill until cinnamon-sugar topping is bubbly, about a minute or two. Watch closely so bread doesn’t burn.
* Use the bread of your choice (whole wheat, white, Challah, French, etc.) or English muffins or bagels.
* Vary the proportion of sugar and cinnamon as you like.
* Make up extra topping mixture and fill a small spice bottle, container or sugar shaker so you can readily make cinnamon toast whenever the craving hits.
* If you’re a chocolate lover, add a little cocoa powder or some finely grated chocolate to the sugar-cinnamon mixture.