Welcome to Cyber Monday. This is one of those shopping traditions I could do without. Too impersonal. I am not with the crazies on Black Friday, nor do I have any interest in shopping on line today. I say whatever rings your bell, that’s fine.
One thing is certain – if you are going to spend the day shopping from the convenience of your computer, you still need to build up your strength. What better way is there than an amazing breakfast?
And as luck would have it, today is also National French Toast Day – how utterly convenient that the stars would align so perfectly! My favorite meal of the day is breakfast. And one of my favorite dishes is French Toast. Actually, it’s a toss up – French Pastries (but only from a true French Bakery), Eggs Benedict or French Toast. Hum, I sense a pattern here – as in rich, buttery, anything but healthy dishes. Remember, life should be savored and enjoyed – in moderation.
Happy Cyber Monday and National French Toast Day! Hope you enjoy both and find all you are looking for.
Simple French Toast
2 large Eggs
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
3/4 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1/2 cup Half-and-Half
8 slices Bread
4 tablespoons Butter
1 cup Syrup
Fresh Fruit as desired
Place eggs, vanilla and cinnamon in a blender, blend until frothy. Add half-and-half, blend until smooth. Pour custard mixture into a shallow bowl, set aside.
Cut bread in half to create 2 triangles. Set aside.
Warm a griddle to medium-heat. Melt a little butter on the griddle.
Dip bread, one triangle at a time, into the custard mixture. Place on the warm griddle. Cook until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Dollop each slice with a little butter.
Serve with syrup and fresh fruit as desired.