Happy Valentines Day!! I hope you all have a great day today!!
Here is a recipe I got from Costco publication:
Apple Toffee French Toast with Apple Syrup
8 cups french bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 tart apples, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup apple juice
2 tsp. vanilla, divided
1 (8-0z.) package cream cheese, softened
1 (8-oz.) package English toffee bits
5 large eggs
3/4 cup whole milk
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 cups apple juice
2 tbsp. lemon juice
5 tbsp. unsalted butter
To make french toast: Place half of the bread cubes in 13×9-inch baking pan; top with apples. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugars, apple juice and 1 tsp. vanilla stir until smooth; stir in toffee bits. Spread over apples. Top with remaining bread cubes. In another bowl, beat eggs, milk and 1 tsp. vanilla until well blended; pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted in the center comes clean. While french toast is baking prepare the syrup.
To make apple syrup: In a medium-sized saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, apple juice, and lemon juice; heat to a boil, whisking constantly. Boil for 1 minute, then stir in butter. Serve warm over apple toffee french toast.
This would make a great brunch item for any party, potluck, and Easter, or just because!!!
I will post the Valentines dessert tomorrow night, it very simple and can be made anytime. It would be best to make it when you can get local fresh berries!!!
It’s almost 3am, Ray and I went to visit with my grandma and brought over pizza for her. My grandfather had to go out-of-town and she does not like being left alone. So between my mom and my me there was someone with her. I drank a diet coke with grandma and I think that’s what is keeping me awake right now.. ICKY.. I am tired but just can’t sleep darnit!! This grandma is my last living grandmother. I had the honor of having 2 grandmothers and 2 great-grandmother’s until almost the age of 35. I have 2 grandpa’s still alive and doing well, and I hope they stay in good health for a long time yet!!! My mom and I didn’t get into any argument while we was there, that’s the last thing my grandmother needs anyway. I have been sick all weekend, we didn’t make it to church this morning. We did go to a couple of thing’s they had Friday and Saturday and they were fun… Mostly about Valentines related stuff… The had some really fancy dessert’s on Friday, I didn’t eat any cake icky!! I make so much cake that the site and sell, make’s me sick!! I did eat some fruit that they had in a chocolate dessert cup, that was good!!
I don’t have a cakes until next Sunday, I know wow!!! Need a break anyway.. I made 7 cakes last month and made more cakes than any other baker. I didn’t even realize I had made so many, I didn’t intend to make that many…. Well I am finally getting really tired.. It’s off to bed for more…