Once or twice a year my extended family will head "north" to the Wisconsin Dells. We rent a large, two story condo and hightail it right over to the water parks. At night, the cousins crash from exhaustion. While the grandparents are babysitting, Daddy D, my brother-in-law, sister and I will take in the sites downtown or hang out playing games and enjoying some good local beer.
By morning time the kids are anxious to hit the water park again, but not before a good breakfast.
Here is a recipe for orange almond french toast that I adapted from my brother-in-law that he made for us one morning at our "Dells House".
Orange Almond French Toast
1 loaf brioche bread (or 'texas toast')
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups orange juice
a generous pinch of sea salt
2 teaspoons almond extract
2 tablespoons honey (I like dark, raw honey)
Place all the ingredients (except the bread) in a blender and whip. Pour into a shallow bowl.
Melt about 2 tablespoons of butter along with a teaspoon or so of honey in a small bowl.
Brush a hot griddle with a little bit of the honey butter mixture. Dip the bread quickly in the egg mixture and place on the hot griddle. Cook on both sides, about 1 to 2 minutes per side, until golden brown.
Top with butter, syrup, powdered sugar, and chopped almonds.
Linked to: Alli N Son's Sweet Tooth Friday, Sweet as Sugar Cookies' Sweets for a Saturday, Gooseberry Patch