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By Jennie Geisler Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘burnt toast’
Posted: November 8th, 2012

Shocking revelation: Food writer can't make toast. Plans to make German Apple-Pear Puff Pancakes instead.

Embarrassing confession: I can’t make toast.
We put away our regular toaster in favor of a toaster oven a few years ago. I have not adjusted well.
It has a dial timer, which is useless, and I can’t figure out which heating option, from a list of conventional bake, broil, toast, etc. And no, picking “toast” does nothing to improve my finished product.
I usually wind up having to take the battery out of the smoke detector.
I’d haul out the regular toaster, but, frankly, I never had much luck with that either.
I feel a little like Chuck Knoblach of the Yankees, who all of a sudden late in his career couldn’t throw to second base. I’m not saying I’m a Yankee. I’m saying I should at least know how to make toast.
Despite my ineptitude, I love making hearty breakfasts on Saturday mornings.
That usually consists of simple Bisquick pancakes and bacon, or a frittata of cheese and veggies, and/or an occasional batch of muffins — after another failed attempt at plain old toast.
This weekend, I want to skirt the whole issue with German Apple-Pear Puff Pancakes.

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