In honor of my mom’s birthday, I made her french toast for breakfast this morning, courtesy of the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook.
4 beaten eggs (I removed 2 yolks)
1 cup milk
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. orange liqueur (I used Cointreau)
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
8 slices of challah or white bread, cut into 1/2 inch-thick slices
2 tbsp. butter, divided into 1 tbsp. each, for coating the skillet
A dash of powdered sugar
Combine the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, Cointreau, and cinnamon in a bowl.
Dip each slice of bread in the egg mixture. Let each side soak for 10 seconds. Repeat with the rest of the slices.
Heat 1 tbsp. butter over medium heat in a skillet. Add the bread slices and cook 2-3 minutes each side, until bread is crusty and browned on each side.
Top with powdered sugar and serve with warm maple syrup (we used Cracker Barrel’s).
My mom’s plate:
I like strawberries with mine:
Happy Birthday Mom!
I made it again, this time for my boyfriend: