{Christmas} French Toast

This is a favorite in my family and is perfect for a busy Christmas morning. You can make it while the elves are putting together all the toys!!

Start with 1 stick of butter in a 9×13 pyrex dish. Melt and add 1 cup of brown sugar. Arrange 3 layers of bread (go with something a little dence, such as Pepperidge Farm or Texas toast or callah, French bread,cinnamon raisin, whatever you prefer)

Beat Together:

4 eggs

1 t vanilla

1 cup of milk

1/2 c fresh oj

1/2 t cinnamon

A splash of amaretto, gran marnier, or bailey’s really adds a depth of flavor (optional)

Pou over bread and let set over night in fridge. Bake at 350 for 35-40 mins. Serve with hot syrup. ENJOY!!

xoxo, Mama Bird

Best Ever French Toast

I was watching the Food Network like I do so often and they were talking about all sorts of yummy breakfast items and I got to thinking about my favorite breakfast foods. I love a good piece of French Toast. This recipe is so yummy you can stuff the French toast for an even more sinful treat!

In honor of the WEEKEND I give you a BREAKFAST/BRUNCH French Toast

4 eggs

2-3 T half and half (whole milk, cream whatever you have on hand)

2-3 T orange juice

2 tsp cinnamon

Dash of triple sec, Gran Marnier or any fav orange liquor (Go wild! or not, it’s great either way)

Dash of salt & pepper

Sourdough Bread

Cook’s Note: These are JUST suggestions feel free to come up with your own favorite or go it alone and have just a simple Classic French Toast with Maple syrup.

Fav Stuffing’s:

The Elvis: peanut butter & banana

Tutti Frutti: Cream Cheese & raspberry puree (my fav)

If you chose to stuff I prefer to make a sammie. Like you would a grilled cheese then dredge in egg batter mix and place in buttered skillet. The key to perfect toast is DO NOT flip but once! Wait till it is golden brown & flip. ENJOY!!!

What are you making for breakfast?