Sorry for the poor picture quality. It's really annoying me that my camera won't work so well anymore and the fact that it is always either 'out of focus' or the colour quality is off. Oh well.
The recipe for the french toast is from the cookery book My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness
I was curious to find out what she actually ate,lol. Turns out, it's quite similar to the way we eat (or try to eat) in our house. I really love the selection of recipes and there are some great salad dressings and healthy dessert versions. Pretty pictures and a bit of biography to go with it all. A keeper for me!
1vanilla pod or tsp vanilla extract.
2 large eggs
1cup milk (any kind of milk you like. If i use almond milk, i will usually add a tsp of olive oil to it.)
8 slices of challah or brioche
2tablespoons salted or unsalted butter
1tsp coarse sugar
powdered sugar, for serving
maple syrup, serving
Slice the vanilla pod in half lengthwise. Use top of paring knife to scrape out all the beans. Place the beans in a bowl with a tsp of hot water, and mix. Crack the eggs into bowl and whisk to blend.
Whisk in milk. Dip bread into egg mix, coating each slice on both sides.
Meanwhile, melt butter in large skillet over med high heat and add as many pieces of challah as can fit comfortably. Sprinkle top of each piece with tiny bit of coarse sugar. Cook about a min or 2 longer, or until the second side is browned. Remove toast to plate and repeat process until all pieces are cooked.
Thinly slice banana over French toast and dust all with the powdered sugar and serve with lots of maple syrup!