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  1. Tuesday, June 11

    Colorful Toast, by Anna Maynard

    Today’s recipe comes from my 5-year-old Anna! She loves cooking and is very proud that her recipe is going on the blog this morning. So cute!

    colorful toast

    Yesterday in the car Anna kept telling me she wanted to make colorful toast. I honestly thought she was just making it up, but this morning I had her explain the process to me and discovered it was something she had done at preschool. Even though I was a little doubtful about how it would come out, I decided to just go with it and let her teach me something new.

    anna and her colorful toast

    The toast came out VERY colorful and it was actually pretty good! The top doesn’t get very crispy, but it still tasted good and kids are NOT going to notice or care as they bite into their favorite-colored toast! I wouldn’t recommend serving this colorful toast at your next brunch party for fancy adults, but it is definitely something fun to do with the kids on a summer morning!

    Colorful Toast, by Anna Maynard
     
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    Recipe type: Breakfast
    Ingredients
    • White bread (it’s more colorful that way!)
    • Food coloring
    • Milk
    • Brush of any kind (pastry brush makes for broad coverage, smaller brushes allow for some design work)
    Instructions
    1. Mix a bit of food coloring with a bit of milk. Next you brush the milk on the bread “very delicately” (those are Anna’s instructions and she’s right on the money – don’t get too heavy handed with the milk or the bread will get too soggy).
    2. Toast, butter and eat!
    3. The top doesn’t get crispy, but the bottom does and there is actually a sweetness that is left behind as the milk evaporates. Very fun!

    colorful toast mlik | thisweekfordinner.com

    colorful toast supplies | thisweekfordinner.com
    painting the toast | colorful toast | thisweekfordinner.com

    colorful toast final product | thisweekfordinner.com

    The final product!

    colorful toast leftover milk | thisweekfordinner.com

    Add milk, a bit of powdered sugar and a swig of vanilla to the leftover colored milk for a nice drink to go with the toast!