April 13, 2014

French Toast

John brought home some bread from Wegmans grocery store. It's a round loaf of cranberry orange but as a toast or just slice of bread we found it to be not very yummy. Idea....let's try it as french toast. It was pretty good. So we used this recipe from Pioneer Woman. Just had a thought....I bet we could try pumpkin pie seasoning too. This recipe makes enough for 16 pieces of bread, your choice of what "bread" you want to use. (plain bread, fancy bread, croissants, raisin bread, cinnamon bread, banana bread)

5 whole eggs 
1/4 cup half-and-half 
2 tbsp sugar 
1 tsp ground cinnamon 
2 tsp vanilla extract 
butter, for frying and serving 
warm syrup, for serving 
strawberries, for serving (optional) 
whipped cream, for serving (optional)

In a bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Dunk each bread piece into the mixture so that it's fully coated. Set pieces aside on a plate.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over low heat, then melt a small amount of butter. Add as many pieces as will fit, cut side down, then increase the heat very slightly (don't go above medium-low).
Allow the toast to cook on the first side for 3 to 4 minutes. Move it around in the skillet a bit to make sure it doesn't burn. When it's deep golden brown on the surface, flip it to the other side and let it cook for another 2 minutes or so.
Remove from the pan and cook the rest of the bread pieces.
Serve a top and bottom piece together with butter, warm syrup, strawberries, and whipped cream. Absolute heaven!

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