Thursday, February 11, 2010

Heart-Shaped French Toast

I am joining Michael today at Designs by Gollum for another Foodie Friday.  This is seriously the easiest post of the week for me because I am always cooking!  (I cook for my husband, two teenage sons, and a soon to be five year-old son.)  I made a Valentine version of French Toast today. We eat this all the time in the spring when the berries are fresh in the market.  I just made this version in the shape of hearts by using a cookie cutter on the slices of bread.
Yes, we often eat our French toast with whip cream, syrup, and berries.  (One of my husband's favorite vacation restaurants is IHOP, go figure!)
The recipe was straight out of my Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook; 1989 version, and it is now just a stack of pages.  I have worn it to pieces looking up something to cook.
 2 beaten eggs
1/2 cup of milk
1/4 TSP vanilla
1/8 TSP ground cinnamon
5 1-inch-thick slices French bread or 6 slices of white bread
Maple syrup
In a shallow bowl beat eggs , milk, vanilla, and cinnamon.  Dip bread into egg mixture, coating both sides.  
In a  hot (med. heat) skillet or on a griddle cook bread on both sides in a small amount of margarine or butter for 2-3 min. on each side or until golden brown.  Add more margarine as needed.
Serve with maple flavored syrup, berries, and whip cream.
Yields: 5-6 slices


Shelia said...

Hi Sherry! Oh, this looks so good and is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sherry, what a pretty post! Thank you for sharing it with us. It's a great Valentine dish!

Happy Foodie Friday and Valentine's Day, too!


Sheila :-)

ButterYum said...

Adorable - Happy Valentine's Day!


Allie and Pattie said...

My kids will love this! Thank you
xoxo Pattie

Haden News said...

Great idea - using the cookie cutter! Can't wait to make some special french toast! Happy Foodie Friday!

heartnsoulcooking said...

My grand-daughters will love these, GREAT!!! for Valentine's Day breakfast or anytime you want to say I LOVE YOU!!!
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Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

These will be perfect on Valentine's morning!

The Bloom Girls said...

Perfect for my grandsons...they love french toast for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
The Bloom Girls

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

Your French toast looks beautiful - what a lovely idea!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This looks so good. My morning yogurt is no longer making me happy! Thanks for your recent visit!


Mrs. P. said...

YUM...we have favorite vacation restaurants too, lol. This is just in time for Valentines :)


Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Cute idea to cut the heart shapes. I love french toast and this would be perfect for VD morning.

Ladynred said...

looks yummy and love the heart shape. This would be our breakfast this Sunday! My daughter loves french toast. The first time I made it she said I didn't know you can cook bread? hehehehe!

Shellbelle said...

I love berries on French Toast and the hearts make it perfect for Valentine's Day or any day I feel like making breakfast for a loved one. Thanks for sharing!

Belles said...

I too posted my Valentine Breakfast Menu with recipes, love the idea of using french bread.
Enjoyed my visit I'll be back again.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

This is the perfect Valentine's breakfast.