This weekend was my 9 year-Italy Anniversary! 9 years ago I packed my bag and left my country for a few months.
I changed my job in the Netherlands and needed to wait a year to start my new job as a flight attendant for KLM. Waiting a year in the Netherlands was too long for me so I decided to go to Italy for some months. I wanted to experience the Italian life! It became Rome and months became years. I never went to KLM but got a job as a flight attendant for an Italian company instead. Now, 9 years later, I’m still in Italy and still going strong. So much has happened in these 9 years, so much has changed… Changed jobs (several times) and became a mommy of an incredible boy! It hasn’t always been easy, but I’m happy to still be here.
So this weekend was my Italy anniversary and I got to celebrate it with a dear friend from the Netherlands that was over to visit me and meet my son Samuele for the first time. We had a fabulous time together and obviously enjoyed Italy’s nature ánd Italy’s food!! Thank god she loves the Italian cuisine just as much as I do so we ate a lot and all delicious!
But how much I like and even prefer the Italian food over Dutch food there are always a few dishes I miss from my home country. Something I used to make sometimes in the weekend for breakfast is the yummy Wentelteefjes, called French Toast in English. Extremely simple, but sooooo good. A perfect way to start your Sunday if you ask me.
So (with a bit of a delay…sorry for that) finally tonight the recipe of Dutch Wentelteefjes.. yum!
Dutch Wentelteefjes aka French Toast
200 ml // 1 cup milk
4 slices of white bread (I used ciabatta bread)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tbsp sugar
red fruit (I used red currant and raspberries)
Beat together egg and milk.
Heat a lightly buttered skillet over medium-high heat.
Dunk each slice of bread in egg mixture, soaking both sides. Place in pan, and cook on both sides until golden.
Top with ref fruit and a bit of maple syrup.
Enjoy your breakfast! ♥