Today on DelmarvaLife:
We’re exploring a subject many people may not be too familiar with – anime. Professor Brad Hudson, with University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Senior Carmall Washington tell us how this field can lead to success for those with the talent and drive. They, along with a few other UMES students, are getting ready to attend this weekend’s Katsucon in National Harbor, MD. Prof. Hudson tells us what he looks forward to the most!
Cabinets are usually one of the first features many people notice when they step into a kitchen. We’ll stop by Kitchen Concepts Plus in Salisbury to look at many of the options available when it comes to kitchen cabinets. We’ll also find out why you don’t have to compromise on beauty to get what fits your budget.
We have another list of Most Wanted Monday – men and women who, police say, have committed a crime and are on the run. Lt. Tim Robinson, with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, tells us how calling in a tip to Crime Solvers could lead to some extra cash for you.
During this Black History Month, we take time to share the stories of some of the remarkable African Americans who made their mark on Delmarva. Today, we’re learning about a Revolutionary War Patriot, Thomas Carney. Hear how the General Perry Benson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are working to honor him.
Five words for you – Chocolate Dipped Strawberry French Toast. Enough said? That’s what we’re making today in the Kirby & Holloway Kitchen. Chef Steve Konopelski, from Turnbridge Point, in Denton, shows us how it’s done. Recipe posted below.
Baked French Toast
6 medium sized Croissants, Chocolate Croissants or Brioche
2 ½ Cups half and half
3 large eggs
2 Tbsp maple syrup
Pinch of Kosher salt
Sugar and Cinnamon Sugar for dusting
Combine half and half, eggs, maple syrup and salt in a bowl or measuring cup.
Whisk well to combine.
Break or cut croissants into bite sized pieces.
Combine croissants and liquid ingredients in medium sized container with tight
fitting lid. Chill overnight or for at least 8 hours.
Brush 6 individual ramekins, or one 8” baking dish with butter. Coat in granulated
Divide bread mixture evenly between ramekins. Some liquid will remain in the
bottom of your container. This is fine, or you may pour the liquid over each of the
ramekins. Cover and chill for minimum of 2 hours or overnight is best.
Sprinkle the top of each ramekin with cinnamon sugar before baking.
Bake in preheated 350°F oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and
Remove from oven. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes. French toast may be
unmolded if desired. Serve with maple syrup or your favorite fruit.
1 pint of fresh, ripe strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp Cointreau or Grand Marnier
Zest of half an orange
3 or 4 mint leaves, chiffonaded
Pinch of black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and gently toss.
Allow to sit at room temperature for about 5-10 mins to macerate.
Serve with French toast or as a topping for Strawberry Short Cake
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