One of the things I miss most about not having my mom nearby is that she knows how to make killer French toast. In Europe, you’ll find more savory French toast types than sweet ones, so when I moved to the US, I really didn’t like the French toast served here at first. But over time, I got accustomed to the flavors and got curious enough to try to develop my own killer recipe. This still isn’t quite my mom’s French toast (and probably never will be), but we still love eating it for brunch on a rainy Sunday morning!
Ingredients (for 2 – 3 people):
1/2 loaf of Challah or Broiche bread – other types of bread works as well, but these are best
3 -4 large organic eggs, beaten
1 cup of milk or half & half
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
a pinch of salt
grated fresh nutmeg to taste – be careful with this, as nutmeg has a very strong flavor
2 tablespoons of butter, more as needed
4 cups of organic strawberries (sliced) and blueberries
maple syrup to taste
1. Slice up the berries and set aside. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and mix the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, salt, and nutmeg in a large bowl.
2. Heat one tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Generously dip each slice in the egg mixture and add to the skillet. Repeat until the skillet is full. Turn each slice after a few minutes, or until each side turns to a light golden brown.
3. Add all slices to a foil covered baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake the toast at 350 for about 10 minutes.
4. Top each slice with berries and a drizzle of maple syrup when ready to serve. Brunch is done!