The other day I found myself with just a little bit of leftover frosting from my experiment with making cupcakes with the blender.
It wasn’t enough to justify making another batch of cupcakes, and I didn’t want to throw it out.
It seemed as though the frosting would be doomed to be left sitting on the kitchen counter, maybe getting hidden behind a bottle of olive oil, only to be found again months later. Then I would wonder aloud, “Does frosting go bad?” before deciding not to take my chances.
I wanted to save the last little bit of frosting from such a fate.
What to Do?
I came up with two options.
- Grab a spoon and eat the frosting straight from the container.
- Find something else around the kitchen to put the frosting on.
I decided to go for option two.
Cinnamon Toast Time
I had a loaf of bread in the kitchen, and thought of making toast and spreading the frosting on top. To make things even more interesting, I added a light dusting of cinnamon on top.
But How Did It Taste?
I cut the toast in half, and proudly served my wife a piece. She looked at it skeptically, wondering what I had created. After taking a bite, she admitted that it tasted better than it looked, which I considered high praise.
I ate my piece, and thought that it tasted pretty okay. It was kind of a cheap knock off of a cinnamon roll.
I suppose I could’ve added just a bit more frosting to the cinnamon toast, although this is a kind of chicken and the egg type of problem. The whole point was to use up the leftover frosting, I shouldn’t be considering getting more frosting. I guess if you wanted the toast to taste sweeter, you could always sprinkle just a bit of sugar on top.
Everything you make in the kitchen doesn’t have to be amazing. There are usually a lot of other factors that come into play when cooking, such as available ingredients, time, budget, and complexity.
Frosted cinnamon toast is a practical way to use up some leftover frosting you might have. It is also a quick and easy way to make a sweet treat.