Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

The BEST French Toast!

Kim from Homesteader's Heart blog was featured on Gooseberry Patch's blog! Yes, she was. You can see it by clicking here.

I've been a big fan of GP too. I think my first Gooseberry Patch book is from 1999. I started collecting their Christmas books and then fell in love with their cookbooks. I have many favorite recipes but one of my faves is their Early AM French Toast. I adore french toast but I was having a hard time finding a fabulous recipe...until I opened my GP Christmas, Book 5 where this delicious recipe was waiting for me on page 108! Hello French Toast recipe, I am so happy to find you!

Here is what you need to make this recipe (and you can make it the night before which is pure genius!):

The recipe explains, "In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix and melt 1 C brown sugar, 1/2 C butter, and 2 T. corn syrup. Spray a baking dish (I used a 13x9) with non-stick vegetable spray (I used Pam), and fill with butter mixture:

Mix 5 eggs, 1 1/2 C milk, and 1 t of vanilla extract. Arrange thickly sliced French bread (I didn't make my own, I bought it from my local HEB) in baking dish:

Pour egg mixture over bread; don't miss any area~use all the mixture. Any extra will be soaked up by the bread. cover dish and refrigerate over night. The next morning, simply uncover and slip into a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, then serve."

The french toast is divine! I sprinkled mine with a little cinnamon, because I really like cinnamon, some powdered sugar, and a little maple syrup (it doesn't really need syrup because of the caramelized brown sugar and butter mixture).

My family raved about it...and they are not big fans of french toast....but they are now. Thank you, Gooseberry Patch!!!


The Real Me! said...

Oh I want to hug you through the computer my fellow Gooseberry Patch fan! LOL! How come I never knew this about you? Or did I know and forget? How horrible of me!
I have not yet tried that recipe because I thought I already had the best baked french toast recipe but you make is sound so good and you know I have book 5, so I may have to try it!!
Big TEXAS size hugs to you girlfriend. Well as big as a Floridian can give! Hee! Hee!

Erica said...

That sounds amazing! I think I will save that for an Easter morning treat!
Thanks for sharing!

bp said...

Yummy!! I need to check out Gooseberry Patch.

Gooseberry Patch said...

Hi Kristi! Thanks so much for sharing our recipe here...your photos are making us hungry! :)

Thanks for the Gooseberry love too...we love running across posts like this one.