Raspberry Almond French Toast

If you've been following this blog, you know that it was started as a way to fill our Sunday mornings. It's a new year and our Sunday meetings have moved from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. Instead of rolling out of bed at 9:00 and enjoying a leisurely brunch, my alarm is sounding at 6:30 so I can be up, showered and ready before I wake the girls and the cyclist (remember all the blonde bobs I have to blow-dry?)*
This year, we'll be eating brunch at 1:00. After which we will get back in our jammies, form a puppy pile, and take our Sunday nap.

Raspberry-Almond French Toast

1 loaf French bread, cut into 1/2" slices

1/4 cup powdered sugar
8 oz softened cream cheese
1/2 t vanilla
1/2 t almond

4 eggs
4 T cream or milk
1/2 t vanilla

1 pint raspberries, fresh or frozen (thawed)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 t almond

Make the almond filling by combining powdered sugar, cream cheese, and 1/2 t each of vanilla and almond.
Spread filling between two slices of bread.
To make batter, beat eggs until frothy. Add cream and vanilla. Dip bread in batter and grill until golden brown.
Combine sauce ingredients and serve over hot French toast.

*If anyone has any great time-savers in the hair department, let me know. Last night I wrapped all the girls wet hair in sponge rollers (very tiny ones apparently). We awoke to three pint sized Mugatu's.


Heather said...

You should use the 3 barrel curling iron in their hair. You really only have to do the top layer, so it's pretty quick. I have one if you want to try it out.

Rajani said...

hello there! i just discovered your lovely blog - your kids are lovely - and i love your recipes! will be back!

Melissa said...

hey! I love your recipes. A few questions for you: I made your "weekday" tomato soup and had a hard time finding a few of the ingredients. What grocery store do you go to? Albertsons had tomatoes with onions or tomatoes with garlic, oregano & basil...then just regular pesto - no basil pesto. It still turned out yummy - just curious where I can find that stuff! :)

Megan said...

I generally shop at Harmons.

I think any Italian type tomatoes would work great. I just looked in my pantry and I generally use the ones with garlic, oregano and basil. As for the pesto, in the refrigerated section of most grocery stores, they sell fresh pastas and sauces. My favorite pre-made pesto is Buitoni. I have bought it at Harmons, Target and I think Albertsons.


P.S. Seth LOVED the snickerdoodles. They are his favorite cookies! Thanks!