One of life’s simple pleasures is getting to sleep in on a Saturday morning then making a delicious and decadent breakfast. I look forward to the easy going weekend mornings and “no-plans” afternoons, when life moves just a little bit slower. Maybe I have a best friend to cook for when I wake up, and that’s when I get to really treat myself…it’s not nearly as fun cooking french toast for one. Turn the coffee pot on, turn on some jazz, heat up the skillet, and let the cinnamon and nutmeg fill the house air.
I recently discovered Challah bread for french toast- it is a Kosher loaf of braided egg-based bread. It is rich in yellow color because of how many eggs are used, and rich in flavor too. My recipe for french toast is nothing fancy, but the key is to use real butter on the skillet… who buys margarine anyway? It is also a great addition to have some homemade whipped cream and strawberries to top it with!
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 slices challah, brioche, or white bread
- In a small bowl, combine, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar and set aside briefly.
- In a 10-inch or 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk together cinnamon mixture, eggs, milk, and vanilla and pour into a shallow container such as a pie plate. Dip bread in egg mixture. Fry slices until golden brown, then flip to cook the other side. Serve with REAL Maple syrup.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or in a large mixing bowl using a hand-held mixer, add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Start mixing on low speed, then increase the speed to medium-high until soft or stiff peaks form.
- 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
- 2-4 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract