Happy Wednesday from OHIO, Friends!
Yep, I’m back home for the week, enjoying some time with my family in my childhood home before they move!
But I had to pop on tonight and share something extra special.
Brunch is one of my all time favorite pastimes.
It’s social, bloody mary’s are an acceptable beverage, it can be sweet or savory, and if you’re lucky, it will span the entire day, into nighttime with some of your best friends.
So this brunch was an absolute winner! I had some left over crusty bread from a bakery, and I cut thick, Texas toast-style slices and let them soak in the egg custard for about 20 minutes before making the most delicious brunch dish you’ve ever seen!
Nothing beats cutter, sweet and cinnamony French toast, drizzled with sweet maple syrup and melted salted butter.
And bonus points if you serve it with crispy bacon!
Here’s what you need: (Serves 1)
Thickly sliced, crusty bread
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
3 Tbsp agave
Butter (for the griddle
Good Chef’s Knife
Cut your crusty bread into about 3/4 to 1 inch slices. Beat all of your custard ingredients together in a mixing bowl. On a large, shallow plate, soak each piece of bread thoroughly front and back with the custard. Pour any remaining custard over top and let the bread soak for at least 20 minutes. The longer the better!
Heat a Griddle over medium high heat. Mally a tablespoon of butter and place your soaked toast slices in a single layer on the Griddle. Again, pour any remaining custard over top.
Let the slices cook for about three minutes on the one side, until the egg crust is golden brown. Then, flip and allow the other side to cook for about two minutes, until the custard has set.
Pro tip: if your crusty bread is “hearty” enough, using tongs is a great alternative to a spatula!
Remove from the Griddle, and serve immediately with butter, maple syrup, bacon and berries.
Oh my goodness where to begin!? This French Toast stole the show! From the sweet golden brown crust, to the kiss of cinnamon, to the chewy crust, it was a perfect 10!
I must say, compared to my salad, my special gentleman’s brunch won the day!
But the thing that was so delicious was that this whole meal wasn’t too sweet sweet. The kiss of sweetness in the custard was the perfect balance with the richness from the heavy cream, the depth from the vanilla and spicy cinnamon!
No matter which way you slice it, French toast is one of those foods that make you feel luxurious. Like you’re having a treat. Indulging a little. Living the good life. And this recipe definitely takes the cake in that department!
So give it a shot! And treat yourself this weekend!
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48 responses to “Fabulous French Toast!”
Food looks good and hope you enjoyed your time at home
Thank you so much Rod!! I certainly have! Hugs and love xox
I love that you eat vicariously through others and have so much fun cooking. I do the same thing. Not that I don’t get to enjoy my own food too as I am sure you do! Best of both worlds!
Aw thank you so much! Yes! Food is a beautiful shared experience with people you care about! I love it! Brings me so much joy! Hugs and love xox
Ah yes, comfort food.
Thank you HJ! Comfort food to the max!! Hugs and love xox
OMG! Brunch is my favorite. I could live off French toast, home fries and omelets and be perfectly happy with that. Thanks so much for sharing!
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Brunch is seriously the best ever!! I’m right there with ya!! Thanks got stopping by! Hugs and love xox
Yum yum yum yum yum yum yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmy!!!
Haha thank jb! Hugs and love xox
Haha. You are welcome BBB. Hugs and love to you.
The bread sounds delicious!!
That bacon though. Not nearly enough slices, lol.
Thanks SC! The crusty bread really took this over the top! Haha noted for the future! Hugs and love xox
A great send off!
Thank you Gerry!! It sure was a wonderful brunch! Hugs and love xox
Mmm.. nothing like a French toast and bacon breakfast! You made my mouth water. So glad you can share quality time in your old homestead before it’s gone. Enjoy! <3
You’re right about that, Jan! Nothing like it! Thanks so much!! Absolutely! Hugs and love xox
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Thank you Tonya for the link up! Hugs and love xox
Thank you master chef, that looks so tasty and makes my mouth watery. I have to find time this weekend to try this recipe. Never added cream to mine 🙂
Haha thank Hannah! I hope you love it as much as we did! Oh yes the cream makes it extra delicious! Hugs and love xox
Ah.. Thou are indeed a girl after my own heart. French toast brings back memories like the time I made some for the kids in the orphanage in Thailand.
My recipe is pretty much exactly the same as your’s except a little more pepper..
What I do is I make jam sandwiches and then dip them in the egg mixture – Strawberry and Pineapple work the best in this case.
And the side order of bacon is simply – Heaven. :))
Great.. I managed to make myself hungry and its not even lunch time yet.
Oh wow what an incredible memory. Oooh that sounds amazing with the fruit!! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
You just can’t get away from that French toast can you! Lol!
Haha I can’t! It’s too Much of a crowd pleaser! Haha Hugs and love xox
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French toast is what my grandson asks for for breakfast every time he’s here. I’ve never used agave to sweeten it though. I’ll have to pick some up! Nice blog, inspiring for us newbees!
Smart boy!! Haha thank you so much Theresa! Oh yes agave is a great pantry staple! Hugs and love xox
The Food looks good very nice post thank you so much you so nice
Thank you so much. Hugs and love xox
If you ever drive between Ohio and NY, consider a stop over in Lexington, KY! No pressure, but we would expect you to make a breakfast and maybe a lunch and supper while you are here. 😂
Oh my gosh that is so kind of you!!! Thank you!!! If I’m ever passing through, I will absolutely give you a shout! My best friend went to uk by the way! I hear Lex is gorgeous! (And during basketball season she and I will frequent the UK sports bars!) go cats! Hugs and love xox
My mouth is watering omg I LOVE French toast!! 😛
hahha thank you so much Ayesha! 🙂 hugs xx
You do delivery, right? 🤤
Haha I do!! I’ll send it right over! Hugs and love xox
Oh my word! I think it’s time for second breakfast!!
🤤😋🤤😋🤤😋🤤 Woah…what can I say, this looks like 20 out of 10!!! Delicious 😍🥰❤
You had me at “bacon”… 😋
Bones, aren’t you suppose to warn readers before they read that they will be hit with a huge desire for French Toast and bacon while reading your blog. Somehow this is not fair! tongue in cheek
Hahaha oh my gosh you’re too funny! Thanks so much! 🙂 hehe next time I’ll slap a warning on there! Hugs and love xox
Thank you! It really was! Hugs and love xox
Oh!!! I love Toast!!! Nothing better than tea and Toast for breakfast!!!👍
Yum! I love French Toast.
oh my gosh this was such a treat! Hugs and love xox