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Christmas weekend cooking

Hi there everyone!  I hope that you are all busy doing something you love to do for the holidays!

One of my favourite things is cooking.  I love to cook when I am not in a hurry!  That makes weekend cooking so much more enjoyable, don’t you think?

A couple of weeks ago I saw an article in a magazine about doing French Toast in the waffle iron.  I thought it was a GREAT idea but was in a hurry and didn’t make a note of where I saw this…but it’s French Toast, how hard can that be?

So I dragged out my tattered cookbook and found the most basic recipe for French Toast.  Then I dusted of my waffle iron and voila – French Toast Waffles….and they were to die for….Yummy, easy, no fuss….here is how it came together:

First get your favourite recipe for French Toast – if you don’t have one, I put the one I use from the Better Homes & Gardens Cook Book at the end of this post.

Here are some things to note for this endeavour.  I purchased a loaf of thick sliced white bread and let the slices sit on a plate on the counter for an hour or so to dry out a little.  I mix up all my ingredients in a large measuring cup.  I measure the milk first then add all the other ingredients and beat it thoroughly with a fork and then pour it all into a 9 x 13 baking dish; adding the bread and turning over after a minute or two…leave to soak up all that milky egg goodness for a while.  Get out your trusty griddle and preheat.  Once ready, place a slice of toast in each waffle receptacle and cook….then enjoy!  Easy as that.

You could also make up your egg/milk mixture the night before, add your bread and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate over night…

Well, here is the proof of all the yummy goodness…hope you try it…if you do, don’t forget to tell me how it turned out! 🙂

The beginning of a GREAT breakfast
The beginning of a GREAT breakfast
It is always a surprise when I open my waffle iron :)  See how nicely the slices fit into the spaces
It is always a surprise when I open my waffle iron 🙂 See how nicely the slices fit into the spaces
Ready to be served
Ready to be served
mmmmmm - wonderful with local maple syrup!
mmmmmm – wonderful with local maple syrup!

Hope you are having a good (pre-Christmas) weekend…until next time, Connie 🙂

French Toast

Makes 4 servings

4 eggs, beaten

1 cup milk

2 tbsp sugar

2 tsp vanilla (optional)

2 tsp orange liqueur (optional)

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg (optional)

8 slices of day old bread

2 tbsp butter

Maple syrup (optional)

  1. In a shallow mixing bowl beat together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and, if desired, orange liqueur and/or cinnamon and nutmeg.  Dip bread into egg mixture, letting it soak about 10 seconds on each side.
  1. In a skillet or on a griddle melt 1 tbsp of the butter over medium heat; add half of the bread slices and cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.  Repeat with remaining butter and bread slices.  Serve warm, with syrup if desired.

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I am living my dream life in the country! I love photography, travelling, cooking, baking and I even try my hand at quilting.

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