Classic french toast with a vanilla chai twist! Thick bread dipped in vanilla chai flavored batter and cooked to perfection for easy and amazing vanilla chai french toast.
Vanilla Chai French Toast
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Vanilla Chai tea steeped in cream; then using the same French technique I use in my classic french toast recipe, flavored cream is made into batter that we then soak thick pieces of bread in. Once bread is well drenched, we transfer it to a hot griddle and cook up the best Vanilla Chai French Toast imaginable!
Breakfast in Bed:
If I make breakfast in bed a simple “thank you” is all need.
Not all this “How did you get in my house?!” business.
Sheesh, some people…
Well, Mother’s Day is less than a week away. Every Mother’s Day my kids attempt to do breakfast in bed for me. Once they lay the tray on my lap and I “oooh” and “ahhh” over the food they’ve dished up for me; then they climb onto the bed with me and eat said food.
Hahaha! I love being a mother.
The truth of Breakfast of Bed:
I once read this quote and I thought it was so romantic:
You seem like an angel,
no one compares to you.
You’re the best book
I ever read.
You’re the smartest thing
I ever said.
You’re breakfast in bed.
I’ve since been served breakfast in bed and learned that it’s far from romantic.
I mean the idea is delightful. But then you try eating that breakfast and what happens? The bed moves and the food shakes every time any one is near it and then you end up spilling it all over yourself and then romance is the last thing on your mind. Hahaha! Maybe it should be “breakfast in the bath” instead so then you can wash the spills as they happen…
I always imagined I’d be this super great mom.
I was a really great parent before I was a parent, I knew everything I needed to know. And then I became a parent and I learned the truth of the matter…
Now I am getting smarter at this parenting thing. I’m attempting to learn through example.
Today I was attempting to make Macarons with a friend named Rachel. As we cooked, Rachel and I were discussing different children and how well behaved they are and what we could do as parents to get our own kids to be so polite/ sweet/ kind/ and thoughtful.
Rach and I were wondering how much of a child’s personality comes from parenting and how much is born in them. We came to the conclusion that our two girls were born with lots of energy for straight up mischief, but maybe we were feeding their extreme appreciation for “naughtiness” by laughing about all their crazies. Haha!
We decided that whatever Mackenzie is doing (a third friend that wasn’t present but has extremely sweet and happy children), we want to do too and maybe that would temper down the more enthusiastic but ludicrous ideas our toddlers keep having.
I’ve spent the day thinking on my mothering. Do I deserve a day of celebration? Probably not. Could I be doing more and doing better? Probably so. Do all mom’s feel this way; like they’ll never be enough or like they should be doing more? Maybe.
- Someone who sees the very best in her kids even when they drive her crazy.
- Unconditional Love.
- One person who does the work of 20. For free.
- She who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take.
A blind believer in all I dare to be
There’s no safer place I’ve found
Than the shoulder of her white night gown
Oh I’ve got the best and the worst of her in me
And I’d share her if I could
‘Cause she’d raise us all as friends
And no one would ever wonder if somebody wanted them
We’d walk on grass that’s greener
And our cares would all be freer
If the world had a mother like mine.
– The Band Perry
Recipe for Vanilla Chai French Toast:
- 6-10 slices of thick cut Bread (I suggest Brioche, Challah or French Bread)
- Butter fot the pan if you are not using a non-stick griddle
- 1/2 cup Cream
- 1 (unsteeped) bag of Vanilla Chai Tea
- 3 Eggs
- 3 Egg Yolk (So yes, a total of 6 eggs)
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 3 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
- Dash of Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Butter
- In a microwave proof container, place your cream and butter.
- Heat the Cream and Butter for 45 seconds-1 minute until it is Hot and barely simmering.
- *note that you can also do that step in a small saucepan wiped down with butter, on the stove-top!
- Steep your bag of Vanilla Chai tea in the hot Cream/Butter for 5 minutes.
- Reheat the Vanilla Chai flavored Cream for another 30-45 seconds.
- In a wide container or a pie dish, combine the eggs, vanilla, spices, sugar and salt. Mix well.
- Then slowly add the hot Vanilla-Chai-Cream-Butter mixture to the egg mixture, while whisking briskly the entire time. The heat from the Cream will slightly cook the eggs and thicken the whole of it.
- Preheat your oven to 200 F degrees.
- Dip each piece of Bread in the Batter and let it really coat it, flipping to get each side.
- On your electric griddle at a medium heat (about 275 F degrees), place the battered bread.
- *You can also cook it stove top in a pan that has a little bit of butter added and melted on the bottom to keep the French Toast from sticking.
- Let it cook until golden and then flip and let the opposite side cook as well.
- When both sides have been browned, transfer your French Toast to the oven, until all of the pieces have been cooked.
- Serve with Butter, whipped Cream, Jam, Strawberries, or Syrup.
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