Some weekend mornings I just cherish rolling around in bed. I just don’t want to move. But we also have to eat and as I mentioned in another blog post, breakfast on the weekends tend to be either plentiful and/or fancy. French toast is one of those breakfast dishes that is simple but if you give it a little twist, it can be turned into something amazing. One of the ways I jazz up my French Toast is using a berry syrup with fresh fruits in it to make weekend breakfast absolutely fabulous! Serve with some bacon and orange juice and you’re in heaven!
4 large eggs
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp ground cinnamon
8 slices 1 inch thick day old bread (I use Italian or Challah)
1 tbsp granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
Pinch of nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup maple syrup
juice from 1 lemon
1/4 cup blackberry preserve or jam
1/4 cup strawberry preserve or jam
1/4 cup raspberry preserve or jam
1/2 cup fresh strawberries
1/2 cup fresh blackberries
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
(You can also use any type of fruit you like or have on hand)
French Toast Method:
1. Preheat nonstick griddle over medium heat.
2. Combine all ingredients (except the bread of course) in a mixing bowl and whisk for one minute.
3. Butter preheated griddle and dip bread into mixture (giving it a few seconds to soak up mixture) and cover both sides.
4. Place on griddle and cook until golden brown (about 2-3 minutes) then lift french toast with a spatula, butter griddle again and flip french toast. Cook opposite side until golden.
Berry Syrup Method:
1. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together all other ingredients (EXCEPT fresh fruit) until well blended.
2. Place mixing bowl over a pot of boiling water. You’re going to cook the sauce but NOT with direct fire. The steam from the boiling water will cook sauce.
3. Stir lemon juice. Add fresh berries. Bring mixture to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute.
You can store syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Serve over French toast, waffles, pancakes or anything your heart desires.
I hope you try either or both recipes soon! You will enjoy.
Bye For Now…..