Per Tricia (& Nana)
It is appropriate that this recipe ended up on Thanksgiving week, as
the results warranted much "thanks-giving". It was a vacation week of
friends, family, new activities and old memories, all of which generated
tremendous feelings of gratitude that wove into the results of this dish.
The recipe is a fairly straight forward one for French Toast, with the
biggest difference here being that you coat the outside with sugar
as it is fried in the butter. I used a larger grained sugar -
"Royal Duchess NatuRaw" natural cane sugar and it was perfect.
That step of sugar crusting the toast really put the final results over
the top. GENIUS. This is my new favorite recipe from AMFT.
I literally declared this to be "creme brulee bread" and the
whole family heartily agreed. We had our local syrup out and ready to go,
but the dish was so sweet there was no need. I only wish I had some
strawberries or raspberries to have served along side. Next time ~
- Cooking it WITH Nana, as we enjoyed our vacation week in Vermont
- Using eggs that happened to be sold by my favorite potter- Brian Flecker of "Two Mountain Pottery". We stopped at his home studio to visit and buy some great new pieces, and since he sells brown eggs we were all set for this recipe as well. Their coloring was gorgeous.
- Adding the yummy Lagrima vanilla received at the IFBC into the batter. We also packed up the rest of those amazing Sahale snacks and Brookside chocolate covered Pomegranate seeds, Acai with Blueberry so we could share them this week (and not eat them all myself at home :). These treats brought back memories of the Seattle fun we had with the Dorie and the Doristas.
- Sharing the French Toast with ALL our taste testers, and thanking goodness it was not the Salty-Sweet Potato Far week. Disclaimer, I had been the one who actually liked that recipe....but am not sure my taste testing sons would have prefered that over the French toast that we had all hands on deck for.
- My older son's 20th birthday is TODAY ! Happy Birthday Mr. Boston U ~
This was an especially fabulous French Friday. Nana and I hope
everyone is having the happiest of French Fridays as well !