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The Ultimate French Toast

French Toast.  One of my favorite breakfast items.  Although breakfast is not my favorite meal of the day, I do love French Toast for Brunch.  Fills me up all the way to dinner time.  Here is my recipe for the ultimate of French Toasts!  

ULTIMATE FRENCH TOAST

–  Thick sliced bread or Leftover French Bread, sliced (I had no french bread, I think leftover crusty bread is best)

–  2 Eggs

–  1/2 Cup Whole Milk (you can use any milk)

–  2 T. Plain Yogurt

–  1/4 t. ground Cinnamon

–  1/4 t. ground Nutmeg

–  Dark Brown Muscovado Sugar for sprinkling

–  Confectioner’s sugar for dusting (optional, I think it looks pretty)

–  The best 100% pure Maple Syrup

Heat a pan on medium.  In a bowl, combine eggs, milk, yogurt and spices.  Whisk well until fully combined.  Add a pat of butter or margarine and swirl around in pan until melted.  Dip your slice of bread into the egg mixture and get it all covered with the liquid.  Put bread in pan and sprinkle with a little of the muscovado sugar.  Cook both sides until you hear a hollow sound when the bread is tapped lightly.  You only need a sprinkling of the muscovado sugar on one side.  Transfer to a plate and add some fresh fruit slices or berries.  Pour a little maple syrup and dust with confectioners sugar.  Bonne  appetito!

Ultimate French Toast. Perfect for a brunch!

Ultimate French Toast. Perfect for a brunch!

Breakfast Crepes with Fruit

Made some delicious crepes last week and wanted to share the recipe.  It was fast and easy (okay maybe washing and slicing the fruit took a little time, but deliciousness is worth it!).  Here is the recipe,

Breakfast Crepes with Fruit

2 Large Eggs  

3/4 Cup Homogenized Milk (3.25%)

1/2 Cup Water

1 t. Vanilla

1/4 t. Cinnamon

1 Cup Flour

3 T. Melted Butter (+ some for pan)

Assorted Fresh Fruit, cut-up in small pieces  (I used Strawberry, Banana & Pineapple)  Any fruit would be great  🙂

Whipping Cream 35% for filling.  (about 1 cup)

DIRECTIONS:  Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Transfer your crepe batter into a covered bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.  This allows for the bubbles to subside, so the crepes are less likely to tear during cooking.  Can be kept in refrigerator up to 48 hours. Meanwhile, prepare all your fruit to fill the crepes and whip up the the whipping cream.  Heat a non-stick pan.  Add some butter to coat the pan.  Add about 1 T. of the batter to the center of the pan and swirl around quickly to form a large circle, batter is thin and you should easily be able to do this, but do it quickly.  You can also decide on how big or small you want your crepes by decreasing or increasing your Tablespoon amount of batter.  Cook for about 30 seconds and flip the crepe, cook for another 10-15 seconds.  I like mine a deep golden color.  Remove the cooked crepe to a cutting board with lined paper towel to cool. Continue cooking all your crepes.  When all your crepes are cooled, take one crepe and spread some whipped topping, add some fruit and roll up, Voila!  so easy. Crepes can be stacked and stored in the refrigerator up to 3 days or in the freezer up to two months.  I stack my crepes between parchment paper when storing in the freezer.  When defrosting your crepes from the freezer, allow them to completely defrost before separating papers.  *If you want to make a crepe for filling with eggs or veggies, simply omit the vanilla and cinnamon.  Crepes are not just for breakfast, these fruit filled crepes make an excellent dessert!  If you want to go crazy, drizzle some melted chocolate over top your fruit filled crepes.  Slurrrrp!

Cut up your desired fruit.

Cut up your desired fruit.

 

Refrigerated batter.

Refrigerated batter.

 

Swirl batter in pan quickly to form a thin circle.

Swirl batter in pan quickly to form a thin circle.

 

Cook 30 seconds on one side, flip and cook another 10-15 seconds on other side.

Cook 30 seconds on one side, flip and cook another 10-15 seconds on other side.

 

Crepe Fillings

Crepe Fillings

 

Devour Me Ready Crepes !!

Devour Me Ready Crepes !!

This recipe has been adapted from:  http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/crepes-recipe.html

Village Sweets Peanut Butter Apple Pie Cookies

Wanted to share Village Sweets New cookie item to their dessert menu.  Peanut Butter Apple Pie Cookies,  Y-U-M!!  Here is the link, check them out!

Village Sweets Peanut Butter Apple Pie Cookies.

Village Sweets Peanut Butter Apple Pie Cookies.

http://village-sweets.com/2014/03/03/peanut-butter-apple-pie-cookies/

Cupcakes Celebration

A big thank you to Remax Rosemere Group!  Hope you enjoyed your cupcakes.

Un gros Merci à la Groupe Remax Rosemère!  J’espérais que vous aimez vos petits gâteaux.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with a Smooth Cream Cheese Frosting. Moist Chocolate Cupcakes with a  Mocha Frosting.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with a Smooth Cream Cheese Frosting.
Moist Chocolate Cupcakes with a Mocha Frosting.

Creamiest Irish Cream Fudge

Just finished making a decadent fudge for our sweets shop.  Oh my!  I think I died and went to heaven.  This is my NEW FAVVV Fudge.  It is deliciously creamy and smooth, just melts in your mouth.  The hard part is only having one piece…unfortunately  I have pigged out on at least four pieces…Oooops!   Gotta luv my treats.  Ahhh what the hay, you only live once right?  

Decadent White Fudge with                a hint of Bailey's Irish Cream Yummers!

Decadent White Fudge with a hint of Bailey’s Irish Cream Yummers!

Fun package idea for fudge.

Fun package idea for fudge.

Halloweenie Time

Took some time out this weekend to decorate for all the Halloweener’s.  I always try to do something that I can find around the house and it was really very inexpensive this year.  If you put your mind to it and use your imagination, anything can happen.   I first took a walk in the forest and gathered some old long branches that were lying around on the ground (money spent = FREE).  I scavengered for the best looking and scariest ones.  I am pretty lucky since I am right by a forest full of dead branches.  But you can look right on your property, the park, just about anywhere and I am sure you can find some.  Carrying them home (a 2 minute walk lol), I then planted them in some tall garden planters that I had around the house.  I also filled them to the top with earth for stability.  Once they were in the pots firmly, I began to decorate with the faux webbing (.99 cents at the dollar store for a bag with spiders and one bag goes a loooong way).  I added some silhouette ghosts, some spiders here and there, a witches hat and Voila!  A spooky halloween… I can’t wait for Halloween night   muhahahhaha.

These are the pics in day-time.  I will be carving out my pumpkins the morn of Halloween and will take a few shots at nightime to get that spooky eeeerie feeling. 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN FOLKS!!!

Halloween Haunt Entryway

Bike Trails Galore

Last weekend I blogged about an amazing biking day we had and the some trail pathways that were being updated.  I am updating with some photos’s of the finished trails and all new bridges.  OMG!  It’s gorgeous!  We are having another great weekend here, the weather has just been great.  Was kind of hot and muggy but once we entered the forest it was nice and cool.  I have to say the work is completed here on the trails, and the bridges are all installed.  Everything is soooooooooo nice!  The trails are even better now!  I just LOVE IT!  I am so happy that this is all right out my front door…  and it’s FREE!!!!   How can anyone beat that!   You have to take advantage of what nature brings you and I am definitely taking advantage.  I am so happy I purchased my bike one year ago and I am able to  do this.  Get out, get active and have fun!!  And did I mention it’s F-R-E-E !!

We took a break and had some refreshing yogurt raspberry ice cream, high on the raspberries…Delish!!