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Apr 29 2013

A Little Bit French

A Little Bit French-

Bonjou, mes amis! I had fun with the title of today’s post with a little bit French. I hope you had a lovely weekend. Ours was very busy and the weather was teasing us with warmer temps, But we know a cool front is just around the corner. We did take advantage of the weather and we spent time outside working in the yard. Why am I greeting you in French and rambling about the weekend weather…….it’s to ease you into today’s incredibly super simple recipe.

Before I dive in though, did you know that French Toast did not originate in France? It’s actually from Belgium. It is called  pain perdu in French. French toast always makes me think of my Mother. She used to make it for us  (my brother and I) before she went to work . She would  put it in the oven on warm and we would eat it before school (covered in powdered sugar) . Now I’m writing about my mother, why? Because she is coming to visit! I am so excited. It’s been three years since I have been able to hug her in person.

Just one more thing, a very important one too. We have a winner ( all winners for my giveaways are selected through the rafflecopter system)  The April Showers giveaway winner is Rosey from Mail4Rosey!  Please join me in congratulating Rosey.

french toast with maple recipe katherines corner

What You Need

4 eggs

3/4 cup lactose free milk ( almond milk is great in this recipe)

1 tsp maple flavoring ( or 2 Tbsp maple syrup)

8 thick slices of French bread

Frying pan

Non stick cooking spray

Bowl

Whisk

Spatula

Toppings- suggestions

Butter

Cinnamon and Sugar

Powdered Sugar

Maple syrup

Fresh berries

Before You Start- Spray skillet with non stick cooking spray

Lets Make It!

Combine eggs, milk, and maple syrup in a mixing bowl and beat with a whisk until frothy. Heat prepared skillet over medium high heat. Dip each piece of bread into the egg mixture to soak/coat ( but not make soggy) let excess drip off ,then place into the hot skillet. Continue until all bread is in the skillet ( you may need to do this in batches if you have a smaller skillet) .Fry the bread until golden brown flipping occasionally with the spatula to create evening browning.

Serve hot with your favorite toppings

Serves 4

 

When was the last time you made French toast?

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  1. Janine Huldie

    Awesome recipe. Glad you had a great weekend. Huge congrats to Rosey and Happy Monday, too!! :)

  2. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    Nothing quite so comforting as French toast for breakfast :)

  3. Heather @ new house, new home, new life

    It’s one of our favourites too! My father used to make it for us and we would have it with sprinkled with lemon and granulated sugar – he used to say that’s how they ate it in France when he was there in the 40’s. I make it now for my stepson who loves it sprinkled with icing sugar.

  4. Angela

    I used to have french toast every Sunday as a kid! I think I need to start that tradition again! Looks yummy!!~~Angela

  5. Beverly

    I want some. Yum!

    So happy for your visit with your mother.

  6. Sylvia

    Enjoy the special time with your mother, Katherine!

  7. Melissa B

    Your French Toast looks so good!
    Enjoy the time with your Mother! =)

    Congratulations to Rosie for winning your April Showers Giveaway!

  8. Holly

    This looks great, and how nice that you get to hug your mom in person!

  9. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    I haven’t had French toast in ages. I did know it didn’t come from France though. Neither did French fries.

  10. Marla Martenson

    I am so excited that you get to see your mother! I know you will have a blast. xx

  11. Christina

    We love French toast in our house. It qualifes as Real Food when we use our whole wheat bread and pure maple syrup. So good! It freezes great too so I make a batch on the weekend and then freeze for quick breakfasts for the week. We just pop it in the toaster to warm it up. Thanks for making me hungry. You are so good at that!

  12. Ms. A

    My mother used to make this for me, too. Since my dad did most of the cooking, it was always a special treat. Dad didn’t make French toast, he always made eggs, biscuits, bacon and gravy.

  13. Lisa Nelson

    Do you know , I have never made french toast? When I s a kid, I wasn’t a huge fan, so I haven’t really tried again.

    This looks delicious though!

    I have pinned. Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. bridgetstraub.com

    I actually did know that french toast is not french!

  15. Rosey

    The French Toast looks fabulous, hurrah that your mother is coming!!! And thank you, thank you, thank you for the win! :)

  16. Linda

    The last time I made French toast? Hmmm, I can’t remember and it’s not because I don’t like it.

  17. lori

    Yum! This french toast looks delicious! I’ll try it gluten free. Thanks for the inspiration! Aloha, Lori

  18. ColleenB.

    thanks for the recipe.
    Lots of times I will make my French toast mixture day before and refrigerate it and bake it the next morning. Saves time,especially when having overnight guests. It’s already made up to where you just pop in the oven and bake

  19. Grey

    Congratulations to Rosey– Wonderful news that your Mom is coming! There is not much better than seeing and hugging your Mom after time apart—Whoo Hoo!! and I love french toast

  20. small Kucing

    Mmmm mouthwatering

  21. Catherine

    Dear Katherine, this sounds wonderful! What a perfect treat for Saturday morning. Blessings my dear friend, Catherine xo

  22. Catherine

    P.S.
    I wish you and your mother a beautiful Mother’s Day. Enjoy your time together. With love, Catherine

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