𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟖𝟐: 𝐁𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐨𝐭𝐲𝐩𝐞
“Originally, it was a snack to enjoy stale bread, and it’s really delicious.”
I explained the recipe briefly, and both of them listened while nodding.
“If it’s a baguette, it’s here.”
“Let’s try it out, trial and error is important.”
Migi-san and Hidari-san are also enthusiastic.
So, we decided to make a trial version for tomorrow.
We need eggs, milk, sugar, butter, and bread.
This time, we will use a baguette.
When people hear “French toast,” they often think of it made with sliced bread. Some may even think it needs to be left overnight… But French toast made with a baguette is also delicious, and it saves time.
Because of the hollow space in the baguette, it absorbs quickly.
Ideally, it would be better to use a few days old dried baguette, but there is no such thing in the Demon King’s Castle. We will use the one baked this morning.
Mix eggs, milk, and sugar to make the egg mixture. Soak the sliced baguette in it.
If you make it too thick, it will take longer to soak, so if you want to eat a lot, it’s better to increase the quantity.
Depending on the thickness of the baguette, it will soak in about an hour if it’s quick.
In the meantime, prepare the toppings for the French toast. This time, I plan to prepare apple compote and ice cream.
“You’re going to put ice cream on it.”
“It’s very luxurious.”
I quickly make the apple compote and start making the ice cream.
We are all familiar with this. If there is any leftover ice cream, we can give it to Demon King-sama and Tyran-san, so the three of us diligently work on it.
Once the baguette has soaked well in the egg mixture, just spread butter on a heated frying pan and cook it.
Once it’s cooked through and has a nice brown crust, transfer it to a plate and add the toppings. It’s done.
Plate the French toast for three people. Since dinner is also coming up, two pieces per person.
When I turn around, I see Migi-san and Hidari-san preparing the teapot and teacups.
“The tea is ready.”
“Let’s go to the next room and eat right away.”
Everything is ready.
Just as we were about to put it on a tray and move, something happened.
“What are you doing, trying to secretly eat something delicious?”
“To think that you came to ask about tomorrow’s snack and ended up trying to eat a snack.”
As soon as we left the kitchen, Demon King-sama and Tyran-san, with moist eyes, were waiting.
It seems they saw the scene of us making snacks in the kitchen perfectly. Their eyes are pleading.
“Um, this is a trial version for tomorrow’s snack… and we plan to give you both ice cream later…”
“It’s unfair to secretly eat something delicious.”
“I won’t be fooled by just the ice cream.”
Demon King-sama and Tyran-san show no signs of backing down. Their desire to eat is palpable.
I give up and look at Migi-san and Hidari-san. Then, they both speak at the same time.
“Let’s divide it into five portions.”
“I want to eat a lot of ice cream instead.”
“And the apple compote too.”
Demon King-sama’s eyes sparkle with excitement at Migi-san and Hidari-san’s words.
“Can we really eat it?!”
“It’s a special occasion, you know?”
“I’ll help with dividing it.”
Demon King-sama happily rushes to the next room, and Tyran-san returns to the kitchen with Migi-san and Hidari-san.
Since the ice cream and apple compote are temporarily stored in the refrigerator, I trust the three of them to handle it.
I prepare additional tea and head to the next room where Demon King-sama is waiting.
There, Demon King-sama sits alone at a spacious seat, pressing his chubby cheeks with both hands, in a dreamy state.
“To be able to eat so much snack, today is a good day.”
He exhales deeply, savoring his happiness. Seeing Demon King-sama so happy, I can’t help but feel happy too.
As I gaze at the adorable Demon King-sama, the three of them come with plates and utensils.
Each plate is piled high with ice cream. It must have been Tyran-san’s responsibility. I could tell at a glance.
“I apologize for the wait.”
“The ice cream and the apple compote are also piled high.”
We receive the French toast brought by the three of them and line up to enjoy our second snack of the day with five people. Originally, I made six slices, so everyone gets one, except Demon King-sama, who gets two.
The meaning of the prototype has disappeared, but it felt good in its own way.
𝐓𝐋: 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐠𝐮𝐲𝐬! 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠!