pamper your mom

10 May

4691869941_8affaff1e8Mothers’ day is on it’s way this Sunday.

What better way to celebrate than to cook up a deliberate and delicious breakfast for the moms in your life!

Instead of going out to a brunch spot, why not decorate your own home (or your mom’s) with fresh flowers, hearts, crafts, notes, and the smell of fresh french toast and strawberries wafting into the air?

Start by preparing her favorite morning beverage: hot coffee, tea, fresh squeezed juice, then treat her to some home cooking (and cleaning).

She can take a seat, put up her feet and get pampered!

Here’s a zesty french toast recipe with a special sauce that honors your mama’s sweetness, strength, life and love.

Serves 4 – Prep time 10 minutes – Total time 35

Ingredients:

French Toast:

  • 8 slices day old bread (pheasant bread, challah, GF)
  • 6-8 large eggs (depending on size of your bread)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • zest of 1/2 lemon or orange
  • canola oil spray

Strawberry sauce: 

  • 1/2 lb. strawberries washed, hulled and sliced
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1/3 lemon, juiced

Directions

1. Prep and assemble your ingredients:  Turn on your oven to 325F. Take out a baking sheet. Slice bread into 1-2 inch thick pieces. In a bowl, whisk your eggs until fluffy, add in the cinnamon, vanilla, zest and whisk again. Take out a clean plate. Dip the bread into the egg mixture, coat on each side, add coated toast onto the plate.

2. Prep and cook your sauce: After prepping the strawberries, add all ingredients into a pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then down to a simmer for 15 minutes. Cover, set aside.

3. Cook the toast: While the sauce is simmering, take out a medium sized pan, or better yet a griddle! Turn on the stove to medium/high heat. Spray with canola oil. Add prepped bread to the pan/griddle, let cook on each side for about 5 minutes, or until golden brown.

4. Heat and hold: To keep the french toast warm, place them on a baking sheet and into the oven.

5. Serve: On beautiful plates, topped with a stunning dollop of your fresh strawberry sauce.

Enjoy the decadence of a leisurely breakfast, expressing your love through food, laughter and memories.

Is your mom vegan? Check out Kris Carr’s Vegan French Toast with Amaretto Creme here.

Photo courtesy of jahofker

8 Responses to “pamper your mom”

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    Yum! French toast is the best option for mother’s day! I like challah and great idea to add some zest to the batter:)

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