So everyone is always asking me for the recipes of all the crazy concotions I whip up. I've decided I'll start a blog, easy for me to keep track of my recipes and share them with everyone! It makes my life a lot easier because I've been searching everywhere for a scrapbook/ recipe book, where you can basically build your own cookbook. I saw one a while ago and decided against getting it and I've been kicking myself ever since. With this, I don't have to do any scrapbook work, just typing, which I'm pretty good at. I can't make any promises about my grammar or spelling, haha.
So, I figured my very first blog I should start with the very first recipe I mastered, French Toast. I used to be a horrendous cook. One of the first meals I tried to pull off for Jon (my fiance) was a Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole. After 4 hours in the oven, the outside of the chicken was like rubber, the inside was bleeding and the rice was stuck to the bottom. We were starving so we threw away the chicken and braved through the overcooked recipe. Jon is definitely a keeper. I attempted it again a few years later and realized my mistake before was not foiling it before putting it in the oven.
Anyways, even though I couldn't cook chicken to save my life, I was always amazing at French Toast. Anytime I'd stay over a friends house or go on a trip with the family, I would make French Toast for one of the breakfasts. I've experimented over the years and finally came up with what I think is amazing French Toast. I usually make it with wheat toast because I always have that on hand, but it is also amazing with Sweet Bread. The recipe below serves 14 slices of standard wheat toast.
Please give me feedback if you do try it out at firstname.lastname@example.org . I swear I'm not that much of a loser that I created an email for a blog no one will read besides my friends. However, you need a gmail email to start the blog. :)
Amaretto French Toast with Cream Cheese Icing
12-14 slices of bread, depending upon thickness
2 cups milk
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp Amaretto liquor
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
8oz softened cream cheese
1 lb powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp Amaretto liquor
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat griddle or skillet with butter or cooking spray and heat to medium. Mix milk, eggs, flour, sugar, Amaretto, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and nutmeg together in large mixing bowl. Turn each slice of bread to coat in batter and transfer to skillet. Cook toast to golden brown and transfer to baking sheet in oven to keep warm while remaining cook.
For cream cheese icing, beat softened cream cheese with electric mixer until fluffy. Slowly add sifted powdered sugar and beat in. Beat in both vanilla extract and Amaretto.
I usually take the cream cheese icing and make french toast sandwiches with cream cheese in the middle, but you can also use it over the french toast in place of syrup. Or you can skip the icing altogether and enjoy with good ole maple syrup! Enjoy and don't forget to send in your feedback, pictures, etc! email@example.com
2 Slices without Cream Cheese Icing is 306 Calories
Cream Cheese Icing has 183 calories per serving, 14 servings in recipe.