I don’t know about you but I hate to cook in the Summer, at the end of the day the last thing I want to do is make dinner. So last night because it was scorching and I was tired I made French Toast. A little unconventional, but hey, sometimes it is nice to change things up, especially as I only had to cook for me. My husband was at dinner with clients otherwise we probably would have had something different
I know that like pancakes and waffles, everyone has their favorite recipe. Mine happens to be this one which is adapted from Williams Sonoma. The recipe is simple and versatile, you can add whatever flavors that you like or subtract the spices you do not. I have seen people add almond extract, orange flavoring, Cognac and more.
Perfect French Toast
Recipe adapted from Williams Sonoma
1 day old loaf of bread cut into 3/4 slices
6 eggs lightly beaten
1 cup cup half and half
1 cup of milk
1 Tbs. vanilla
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
pinch of cloves
2 Tbs. brown sugar
Berries for garnish
In a shallow baking dish, arrange bread slices in a single layer. In a bowl combine eggs, milk, half and half, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and brown sugar. Whisk until combined, then pour mixture over the bread slices and let soak for 1 minute. Turn bread over and let soak for another minute.
Preheat a griddle or frying pan, if not using a non-stick pan, then coat the bottom of the pan with butter. Once the pan is hot add the bread slices and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until done to your likeness and toast is golden brown.
Once toast is done, remove to plate, add a pat of butter, a few berries and some maple syrup. Or just sprinkle with berries and powdered sugar.
I really like this recipe, the toast is crunchy on the outside, moist on the inside. The spices are a nice twist, and they compliment the berries and the maple syrup. You can tell they are in the toast but they do not overpower it.
This is a delicious end to a long day or a perfect weekend morning breakfast, served with scrambled eggs and bacon.
Tell me, do you ever eat breakfast for dinner? Do you have a favorite recipe for breakfast?
I hope that you enjoy your day!
P.S: I should note that I do not normally eat this much syrup, it poured out of the pitcher faster than I thought it would.