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Molletes–toasted bread with sugar and cinnamon

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We did this for a change of pace for this morning’s breakfast. It’s a fast, simple meal, and we have here an older loaf of bread, cinnamon, and butter. As I searched for the correct spelling, I found that there is another kind of mollete that uses sweet beans and cheese, melted in the oven. It was in fact, at the top of the search. It sounds really good and I may have to do that one, too. Ingredients for Sweet Cinnamon Molletes (pronounced Moy-et-es) Cinnamon Sugar Butter Bread loaf–any kind will do really. This is one that was left over, and I was too tired of eggs and bacon. (Did I just say that? Who in their right mind gets tired of bacon?) Slices are about an inch thick. The butter came straight from the fridge so it cut stiff. Obviously warmer temps change the smear-factor. I like warm butter better. Now on to breakfast. I don’t hold to the thinking that butter is bad for you. I use it liberally. Don’t talk to me about Parkay. Butter is better. Waaaaay better. And raw grass fed butter, locally purchased, is even better. Yes, there is a difference. But I…
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Plantains with Butter & Honey

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Plantains (click this link for an example) are a larger banana. They are usually green when they arrive in the grocery, and some people eat them that way. This recipe needs matured, yellowed or browned looking plantains, so you can buy the ugliest plantains in the bunch and have a great meal. It’s not what’s on the outside, it’s the inside that counts. I’ve come back to add these ready to roast plantains. This is how they looked in Supermercado Mexico when I bought them a couple hours ago. These are ready to pop in the oven today or over the next couple days. The one here is just to the point that, well, it’s still good for eating, but I probably should have baked it a couple days ago. It’s still good, though, so we’re okay!! That’s a baking stone under the plantain. I use it almost daily for bread. Plantains sizes make cooking times vary. They also don’t cook evenly. The ends will be drier than the center, but you can eat it all. Bake at 350 until your kitchen starts to smell good. My guesstimate is 20 minutes. It will start to bubble and split open. I helped this…
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