I was going through my recipes today getting ready for our guests this weekend. I came across a french toast recipe that put a smile on my face. When my middle daughter was a young teenager, she wanted so badly to make me something special for Mother's Day breakfast. She found this recipe in our local newspaper and with a little help from dad and brother, this Chocolate Almond French Toast recipe became the norm every Mother's Day since then. So, if you have the pleasure of making your mom breakfast this weekend or even on Mother's Day, try this very sweet french toast recipe.
Chocolate Almond French Toast...by Sherry
1/2 cup half and half
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1teaspoon vanilla extract
Nonstick cooking spray
4 slices egg bread
4 teaspoons butter
1/4 cup grated semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
1/2 cup whipped cream
1/4 cup sliced almonds
Beat eggs, half and half, powdered sugar and vanilla together in a shallow dish. Set aside.
Coat griddle with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Dip bread slices in egg mixture and let soak for about 15 seconds. Cook bread slices until golden brown, 2-3 minutes per side. Spread butter on toast, then sprinkle with grated chocolate. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with almonds.
This Chocolate Almond French Toast recipe pairs perfectly with Asparagus Strata, Apple Smoked Bacon and a bowl of fresh melon. Served on a beautiful garden table with roses and herbs growing nearby makes for the perfect culinary experience.
My favorite part of the breakfasts here at The Pfeiffer Cottage Inn and a very important part of the perfect breakfast is the setting of the breakfast table. The garden table pictured above was set using mismatched vintage silverware, flee market china, dishtowel napkins from Vintage Roost, a sweet little wine decanter and whatever my friends have given me after going through their own china cabinets. I have learned how to use my "cute" junk from perusing my favorite magazine, Romantic Homes. This magazine has been my resource, my inspiration, and mostly helped my dreams come true by helping me invent the most comfortable, delightful and sweet bed and breakfast experience for our guests.
If you have a free weekend or even a day, visit a Bed and Breakfast in Oregon, grab an inspirational magazine and a friend and head over to see Debbie at Vintage Roost in Albany, Oregon. Her cottage is open April 24th to May 16th, Friday and Saturday 10-5pm and be prepared to be entranced by the new and vintage finds that will inspire you to go home and play house.