Monday, December 31, 2007

Grandma's French Toast

Husband-Tested Recipe from Alice’s Grandma Bost

This is not a health food and I wouldn't recommend eating this everyday! But it's soooooooooooo good! When my son comes home to visit, I always include this for a special breakfast for him. If you have some of Vance's maple syrup in your cupboard, be sure to open it up to pour over the top! I would suggest using the lovely challah bread available at the Lost River Market & Deli for this dish.

In a large bowl, whisk together 6 large eggs, 1 cup milk, 1 cup (or less) sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Place 8 thick slices of bread in the egg mixture to coat both sides of the bread. While the bread soaks, heat vegetable oil in a large skillet. Fry bread in oil on both sides until golden brown. Serve immediately with warm maple syrup and a sprinkling of powdered sugar.

Sautéed apples or fresh berries would be a nice addition. This dish makes a great dessert or a nice brunch with crispy bacon, sausage or kielbasa and a fresh fruit salad. 


Kathy G. said...

I have tasted this wonderful French toast at the Orleans Farmers Market and it is truly delicious. I think it would be over the top when using fresh strawberries you can buy from local growers at the Farmers Market during the growing season and using the challah bread from the Lost River Market & Deli. And don't forget the local Tater Farms eggs!

Alice said...

I forgot to mention also that you can buy Vance's maple syrup at the Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market too. The farmers market will be open from the end of May through the end of October on Saturday mornings.