Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Cinnamon Toast and Tea

It was a snowy day. A good day to stay inside (which we did) and every afternoon at 3, we stop and have a cup of tea. And often a nosh. However, the larder was bare of any cookie and lacking a sufficient amount of butter to make some more, I chose to make an old childhood favorite -- cinnamon toast.
It's an easy treat and goes so well with tea -- a brush of butter, a sprinkle of sugar and a shower of cinnamon and then under the broiler while the sugar melts and caramelizes.

It's perfect with a cup of tea on a day when the weather outside . . .
looks like this.

It's Monday and time to visit Sally at Smiling Sally for her Blue Monday. I enjoyed my teatime in the breakfast room while watching the snow fall and the antics of the birds that visit the feeders -- and the statue that resides in the garden.


24 comments:

Allie and Pattie said...

Martha, my children love cinnamon toast. I hope someday they'll have those same wonderful memories when they enjoy this treat. As always, thanks for sharing your wonderful breakfast room
xoxo Pattie

From the Kitchen said...

One need always have a sprinkler of cinnamon sugar in the pantry! Have a good week.

Karen said...

You are living life the way it should be lived. Good for you. Sounds lovely... hot tea and cinnamon toast.
Yum!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

GardenofDaisies said...

I love cinnamon toast and tea! :-) What a lovely way to spend part of the afternoon.

Faded Charm said...

Thanks for stopping by today. Is the photo on your header your home? It's gorgeous.

Stay warm!

Kathleen

From the Kitchen said...

Good morning--me again. I told my husband over breakfast this morning that when he retires (in June), I'd like to start afternoon tea. He readily agreed saying he liked the teas he had a child. He went to an English boarding school where tea was an integral part of the day. He did request that I never prepare tapioca pudding--too much of it served at school! Thanks again for your delicious ideas and beautiful presentations.

La Table De Nana said...

I grew up on cinnamon toast~ It's been a while:)

Anonymous said...

I can't tell you enough how much I enjoy your blog ! ! ! My dad lives in Fort Scott and I don't get back as often as I'd like with our winter weather. Your blog keeps me current as to what's happening there. Along with my weekly phone calls. . .your blog gives me the connection I need to family ties.
P.S. My Aunt and Uncle once lived in the house to your North. . .many years ago! Thank you for such a wonderful site and heartfelt memories!
Lonesome Prairie Pat

SmilingSally said...

Cinnamon toast sounds good to me about now. Happy Blue Monday.

shopannies said...

love cinnamon toast grew up

Regina said...

Love it too.
Happy Blue Monday.

Pondside said...

That's real comfort food for a stormy afternoon. When I was a child it was our 'night lunch' before bed.

Carrie said...

Yum!!

Mary said...

Martha, I know you're much younger than I am, so I'm delighted to know that cinnamon toast was part of you childhood as well as mine. You've made yours look quite elegant:-). It's amazing such simple things can bring such pleasure. I hope you are having a wonderful Blue Monday. Blessings...Mary

chubskulit said...

Yummy!

Fun in Reading

~ Sonny ~ said...
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~ Sonny ~ said...

I need to use spellcheck before I hit post...
Lovely tea set Martha and the cinnmon toast looks delicious.

The Victorian Parlor said...

Yummm...I love cinnamon toast! Sounds like a delightful way to spend a snowy day:).

Blessings,

Kim

joey said...

Perfect fare for a winter's day. Happy February :)

Betsy said...

Mom always fixed us cinnamon toast under the broiler for breakfast. I love it.
My husband saw your blog and now needs cinnamon toast, looks so good.
Betsy

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

My mother used to make cinnamon toast for me! I haven't had it so long that I forgot about it. Hmmm, maybe tomorrow morning :)

Martha said...

Prairie Pat -- please email me -- I'd love to chat a bit.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

mmmMMM that toast and tea look wonderful, so much snow, oh my I have never lived where the snow is.. I scrolled down to the German Silverware, wow it is the most beautiful and I would use it every day too....don't you love the feel of it....

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.