French toast is the teenager’s all-time favorite, and I make it a LOT. I can almost make it in my sleep at this point, that’s how often she comes into the kitchen with those puppy dog eyes and says, “Mommy, can you make me french toast?”
It’s the “Mommy” part that just kills me. She’s 17 and I still instinctively whip my head around whenever I hear a little voice call out “Mommy!!” in a crowded store.
Anyway. I thought I knew everything there was to know about french toast, but as it turns out, there was one vital trick I wasn’t aware of, and that is that you can caramelize the outside of it with one very easy extra step. Yep, I said caramelize. Can you STAND it? All the creamy, comforting goodness of french toast, but with a thin, slightly crispy caramel coating on the outside.
Now, a few weeks ago I did a post on all fabulous Stonewall Kitchen goodies, and among other things I mentioned this stuff.
Which was the perfect accompaniment to caramel french toast. Although I wouldn’t say no to good old Vermont maple syrup too. Drop some of the wonderful blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and/or strawberries that are springing up all around us right on top and you are in French Toast Heaven. The world’s best breakfast, although to be totally honest with you, I made this for dinner. Breakfast for dinner. Does it get any better???