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Snowy New Year’s Day French Toast Brunch

Jan 1, 2022 | Brunch, Food Styling, Recipes

French Toast for a snowy first day of the year!

It snowed much of the day today, and the only thing to do was make a beautiful brunch to start off the new year on a yummy comfort food high note!

One of the my favorite gifts to receive this Christmas was this fabulous Ginger and Lemongrass Tea by NaKorn Urban Thai Kitchen in Evanston. The flavors are incredible and there is nothing like a hot cup of beautiful fresh tea to relax. A mug of warmth for body and soul on this snowy day!

The trip to Waterton was so worthwhile- turkey sausages from the HoKa Turkey Farm made it into this fabulous brunch!

I made the French Toast with lots of egg; and a little bit of vanilla and cardamom. It was so good with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and some fresh maple syrup from the farm market! Fresh mint in the Prosecco mimosas! Cheers to a terrific 2022!

French Toast

6 eggs

1 cup milk

1/4 cup raisins

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon cardamom

2 tablespoons butter

4 slices brioche bread

In a mixing bowl, whisk all ingredients together, except for the bread slices and butter. Be sure to break the egg yolks.

In a frying pan on the stovetop, melt butter. Soak each slice of bread individually in egg mixture.

Place each bread slice in frying pan. Spoon any raisins that did not stick on top of each slice of bread. 

When underside is browned, flip each piece of bread and cook other side until both sides are brown (approximately 6 minutes on each side. 

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup.