For a very long time, I didn’t eat French Toast. You know, soggy bread with a mushy texture… I don’t know, just wasn’t a fan. I do love maple syrup, but French Toast, bleh! I would rather have a bowl of cereal or Nutella toasts instead.
Well that is until my mom found an awesome recipe in the LCBO magazine Food and Drink, years ago. Life changing! It’s mostly all the same ingredients that you would find in your regular FT recipe… but… wait for it!
So we usually eat French Toast on Sunday morning when we’re not having the best breakfast in town at Brian’s aunt Lulu; but above all, we ONLY eat French Toast when we have had a nice dinner on the night before that included a bread baguette. I’m telling you, you won’t EVER throw away any left over baguette once you’ve tried this recipe. Of course you can use a fresh baguette, but it’s so much better when you use food you would have normally wasted. So from now on, save every pieces of baguette that’s left after dinner, freeze it in a Ziploc bag and keep it until you’re ready to make French Toast on a beautiful Sunday morning. I’d say you’ll need about 4 or 5 slices of bread per person, but you can clearly make a few more, and there’ll be none left, trust me!
So you’re probably telling yourself “well what could possibly make these French Toast sooo special?”. Well the secret lies somewhere between the maple syrup and the choice of bread! Now that I’ve already told you about the bread thing, here’s what you need to know about the maple syrup: well you put it IN the batter; cause that’s where the magic happens! With the smaller baguette pieces, the crust will caramelized while cooking, giving you less soggy bread and more crispy goodness to devour!
Easy to make, even when entertaining a crowd for brunch. I can assure you that these will be a hit. So here goes my version of the recipe.
What you need:
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
baguette slices for 4
Easy as 1-2-3!
1- Mix all wet ingredients
2- Dip one bread slice at a time in the batter mixture
3- Place them in a buttered skillet on med-high heat and cook until both sides are golden (and yummy!)
Dress it up with more maple syrup, powdered sugar and fresh fruits. And VOILA!
Easy to make, tastes like heaven and takes no time at all. Perfect addition to your Christmas morning family brunch, but honestly, I prefer having them randomly on any other given weekend whenever I’m feeling like it.
Hope the next couple of days will be good to you; wishing you the happiest of Holidays, and the tastiest of French Toast somewhere between Christmas and NYE. Merry Christmas mylemondroplife friends! xx