Much to my dismay, I did not wake up in France the morning.
I hadn’t planned a trip there or anything, but last night I had a dream about a quaint French village, lined with brightly painted cottages and lush gardens. When I woke up to the sound of a leaf blower, siren AND a baby crying, I quickly realized that I was still in Los Angeles- NOT in a cottage in France- so I was grumbling about it. My husband (wide awake and ever the optimist) heard my complaints and thought I was planning breakfast: French Toast and Cottage Cheese?! While this was not my intention initially, it’s as close to a French Cottage as I will get today.
I’m sure everyone has their own french toast recipe. My mom handed this down to me, but every time I make it, it changes (just like mom’s does.) The batter includes: eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla. I *tend* to use the following measurements, but I’ve found that even when I get heavy-handed with one thing or another, things end up for the best.
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 almond extract
Bread slices (French Bread, Challah, Hawaiian Bread, etc.)
Butter for the skillet
I whisk all of the ingredients in a bowl and drop in a couple of slices of bread to soak up the batter. Then I get my skillet hot and buttered. I line the skillet with my battered bread, and let the pieces cook until they are golden brown on both sides.
I serve it with cottage cheese, fresh strawberries, powdered sugar, and real maple syrup.
It’s not like waking up in France, but it’s not a bad way to start the day either!
Sarah Layne says
Thank you dahling! Come to LA and I will make you some!!
Cottage cheese sounds like such a cool topping for French toast. I’m always looking for something beyond the regular syrup route (even though that definitely has its merits). Plus the whole French toast thing in general sounds incredibly yummy. 😀
Yum yum yum, french toast is seriously one of my favorite things in the world. Can’t say why, just is. I will have to try your recipe.