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Happy Birthday Blog! + “Do Ahead” French Toast

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 Happy Birthday

I can’t believe that the 1 year anniversary of my blog has come and gone. And I forgot about it! What a bad blog mommy I am 😦 Anyway, I am still chugging along. I wish I could post more often, life has just been so busy lately! I’m hoping that now that I’ve settled into my new job that I will find more time to post. I do have a question though…can you (the readers) leave me tips on how to gain more traffic/followers? My goal is to have a worthwhile audience without having to “sell” myself out just to gain followers 😉 Thanks!! Now on to the recipe.

So there’s not much to say about this dish except that, well, it’s AMAZING!!!! And convenient. And DELICIOUS! And you will want to eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack time too! So go on you say? Tell us the recipe? Ok I will! You should make it as soon as possible. No kidding. Do it.

“Do Ahead” French Toast

1 loaf egg bread (challah)
6 eggs
1 cup half and half
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
6 tbsp unsalted butter
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 tbsp confectioner’s sugar

Coat 2 13x9x2 inch baking dishes with nonstick cooking spray.
Slice bread into 12 equal slices, about 1 inch thick. Arrange slices in prepared dishes.
In a large bowl, beat eggs, half and half, milk, vanilla, nutmeg, and salt.
Pour mixture over bread, dividing equally.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Heat oven to 350° when ready.
In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in brown sugar until combined.
Spoon evenly over the bread slices.
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until lightly browned and heated through.
Dust with confectioner’s sugar and serve warm. Heaven in your mouth 🙂
Makes about 12 servings.

(recipe courtesy of Family Circle Cookbook)

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French Toast Cupcakes

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Breakfast in a cupcake? Yes please! If you like the cinnamon flavor of french toast, you will love these cupcakes. They are pretty easy to make as well! This is another recipe that I got from The Cupcakery.

French Toast Cupcakes

1.5 cups flour
1.5 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter – softened
2 eggs
1 tsp. maple extract
1/2 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
Whisk sugar, butter, and eggs until mixed.
Add the maple extract.
Alternate mixing the flour mixture and the milk into the wet mixture. Beat until smooth.
Pour into cupcake pan.
Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown (12 minutes for mini cupcakes).
Cool for about 10 minutes and remove from pan.

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz. cream cheese – softened
1 cup unsalted butter – softened
Pinch of salt
1 tsp. maple syrup (you can add more to get the desired amount of maple flavoring…I ended up adding more)
4.5 cups confectioners sugar – sifted (it’s important to sift it…if you don’t the frosting will be lumpy)
Cinnamon sugar for dusting

Beat the cream cheese, butter, and salt until creamy.
Add the syrup.
With mixer on low, add the sugar 1/2 cup at a time until mixture is light and fluffy.
Increase mixer speed.
Pipe or spread onto tops of cupcakes.
Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top.

Enjoy 🙂