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In other news, the heat wave has finally lifted here in Pittsburgh, and we’re all feeling a little more lively. We were able to turn the air conditioner off, and we’re enjoying the fresh air once again. Just yesterday was our neighborhood’s annual block party. This is our first year, since we didn’t live here last summer, and it was so much fun to get to meet so many of our neighbors that we haven’t met yet! There was a pig roast, which is one of my very favorite summer picnic foods! So much other food as well! One caprese salad stuck out to me. Shredded mozzarella, halved grape tomatoes, and torn basil leaves. Classic combo and oh so tasty! It poured rain on us at one point, but then it cleared up for the most part after that. We stayed so much longer than we thought we would because we were having such a great time! Do you have a neighborhood block party where you live?
I’ve been wanting to share this recipe with you for a while, and I’m sorry for not doing it sooner! It’s a really different and delicious take on French toast! I am in love with all food Indian. I love all the spices they use from sweet to savory to spicy! And naan. The amazingly addictive Indian flat bread served with meals. I haven’t gotten around to making my own from scratch, yet; I purchased this from the grocery store. They come in packages of two flat breads. Start by quartering each one. Soak them in your egg mixture for a few seconds and put them on the griddle!
I was worried the naan might not soak up the egg mixture like regular bread, and might be dry. But I couldn’t have been more wrong! The bread was moist and flavorful. If you’re worried about your cholesterol, you can use 3 eggs and 6 egg whites, instead of 6 whole eggs. Although studies are showing more and more that total cholesterol intake has less to do with high cholesterol than the amount of saturated and trans fat you eat.
The yogurt sauce is a nice change from sugary syrup. It’s light and refreshing. The ginger is the prominent, but not overwhelming flavor, and the rose water is a delightful high note for me. You can find rose water in the international section of the grocery store. It tastes exactly as you imagine it would!
Try this fabulously quick and deliciously exotic weekend breakfast now!
Indian Naan French Toast with Rose Yogurt Sauce
4 pieces Naan bread
6 Eggs (or 3 whole eggs + 6 egg whites)
2 tsp ground Cardamom
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Anise Seeds, ground
6 oz Plain Greek Yogurt
½ Tbsp Honey
1 tsp Rose Water
¼ tsp ground Ginger
1. Make yogurt sauce: Combine all ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to use.
2. Whisk eggs, and add cardamom, cinnamon, and ground anise seed. Whisk until combined.
3. Quarter each piece of Naan (so you have 4 slices from each piece). Soak each slice in egg mixture until evenly coated.
4. Place on preheated griddle and cook about 5-7 minutes on each side.
5. Serve hot, topped with rose yogurt sauce.
Nutrition Information (per serving )
Fat: 12 grams
Saturated Fat: 5 grams
Trans Fat: 0 grams
MUFA: 4 grams
PUFA: 1 gram
Cholesterol: 330 mg
Sodium: 1512 mg
Carbohydrate: 23 grams
Dietary Fiber: 1 gram
Protein: 18 grams
Vitamin A: 20%
Vitamin C: 0%
Happy, healthy eating!