Shawn is the master of French Toast. He taught me how to make it when we first got married. I continue to use the same method 10 years later. Thanks honey!
1 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla (or almond) extract
Dash of cinnamon
1 loaf good quality white bread
Crack eggs into a shallow bowl or container. (I use a square Tupperware made for holding sandwiches). Beat eggs thoroughly. Add vanilla and cinnamon. Beat into eggs. Beat in milk.
Working one slice of bread at a time, coat each side of bread in egg mixture. Place on a hot griddle heated to approximately 300 degrees. Cook until lightly brown, then flip and repeat. Serve toast hot with butter, syrup, powdered sugar, and jam. Very yummy, and fairly fast. Or make it for brinner. We love that at our house.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Peaches will be coming on soon. They are one of our favorite treats around here. We usually get a bushel to can and a bushel to eat. Very yummy. Here is a easy and tasty dessert to use those fresh peaches. I used frozen blackberries and let them thaw on the counter for about 5 minutes before I assemble this dessert.
Peach Blackberry Trifle
1 yellow cake mix
4-5 cups fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
1 package of frozen blackberries
1 pint of heavy whipping cream
Bake yellow cake according to package directions. Let cool completely then cut into bit-sized pieces. Place peaches in a bowl and sprinkle with sugar. Let sit for 5 minutes before assembling dessert. Do the same thing with the blackberries. While the fruit sits, whip the cream. Add 1 tsp. vanilla and about1/2 c. sugar to cream after it starts to form soft peaks. You may want more or less sugar. Do it according to taste.
In a trifle bowl layer 1/2 of each of the ingredients in this order: cake, peaches, berries, then cream. Repeat until all ingredients are used. You are done. Easy as that. Dish into individual dishes, then eat and enjoy, but before you do, make everyone ooooo and aaaaaa over your pretty dessert!
This could also be done in individual dessert dishes.