Wednesday, May 4, 2011

French Toast and homemade syrups

French toast is soooo yummy. Especially when made with homemade bread! in fact we will NEVER go back to french toast any other way!

  • Bread
  • eggs
  • milk

So to make french toast, it's not really tricky. get your loaves of bread and cut them up, then in a bowl of some sort combine eggs and a dash of milk, i usually use 1 egg per 2-3 slices of bread.

pre-heat your griddle or pan (i love using my griddle:)

Dip slices of bread in your egg/milk mixture and cook on each side till done/crisp/toasted (hence the name french TOAST)

top with whatever you want, powdered sugar, fruit, whipped cream, or syrups!

which brings us to our next part, homemade syrups!!!!

I have 3 for you, Maple, Cinnamon, and Buttermilk. (not for the non-sugar dieters or calorie watchers :)

First: Maple

  • 1 lb of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 C water
  • 2/3 C light Karo syrup
  • 2 t maple flavoring
  1. Combine all ingredients and heat until dissolved.  Keep leftovers in a jar in the fridge.  If it crystallizes just heat gently to dissolve the sugar when next used.
  • 2 C white sugar 
  • 1 C water
  • 1 t vanilla
  • some good shakes of cinnamon (i prefer my saigon cinnamon)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a pan on the stove, stir well and then don't touch till it starts to bubble up to the ridge of the pan. quickly remove and let cool and enjoy!
  • 1 Stick butter
  • 1 C white sugar
  • 1/2 C buttermilk (or milk with vinegar or lemon juice mixture) (we also have just substituted plain greek yogurt and it works out fabulously!!!)
  • 1 t Karo syrup (I've substituted agave nectar for the syrup and LOVED the results!)
  • 1/2 t soda
  • 1 t vanilla
  1. bring everything to a roiling boil EXCEPT the vanilla for about 5 minutes.  Take of heat and add vanilla.
REVIEW: OHMYGOODNESS we just love these.  the buttermilk is best in my opinion over german pancakes, but they are all just delicious. 

Acknowledgements: the cinnamon recipe is one i learned growing up from my friend, Natalie Morris and her family.  The Buttermilk is from my friend, Wendy Barlow, and the maple syrup is from the Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook (can be found at walmart... pretty good book overall :)

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