Monday, May 31, 2010

French Toast with Berries

Saturday morning I had some amazing french toast at a restaurant (Tempo Cafe) in Chicago.  What made it so special was the good bread, fresh berries and real maple syrup.  This morning I had time to make breakfast and all I could think of was I wanted more of that french toast.  So, I picked up some raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, challah bread and made it myself.  It was delicious and we enjoyed every bite.  Next time a few sliced almonds would be a great addition.

Challah Bread

Basic French Toast
3 eggs
1/4 cup milk (also good with half and half)

1/4 tsp vanilla
6-8 slices of bread (challah bread or french bread)

garnish with: raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries 
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and drizzle with real maple syrup

1. In a wide, shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk.
2. Dip bread slices in egg mixture, one at a time, making sure to soak each side.  Hold bread slice above bowl to allow the excess egg mixture to drain off and then place in the hot, buttered skillet. Repeat with as many slices as will fit in the pan at a time.
3. Cook the bread over medium heat and flip the slices when they are browned to your liking. When both sides are browned, remove to a warm plate in the oven, or serve immediately.

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