Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

I'm not much of a breakfast person...but if I DO eat it, I tend to gravitate to pancakes or french toast...muffins or bagels...that sort of thing. Most of the time when I cook breakfast, it's for dinner. So the other night when I couldn't think of anything else to make for dinner, I decided to make french toast. On a whim, I added some brown sugar. I've added granulated sugar from time to time but adding the brown sugar was the way to go! I told IT Guy that this was the best french toast I'd ever had in my life. It didn't need any syrup...but I'm nobody's fool...I added it anyway. But man-oh-man...was this ever tasty!!!

Brown Sugar French Toast


3 eggs
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup half and half
1 teaspoon vanilla
dash salt
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 loaf french bread, sliced 1/2 thick
butter for the pan

In a baking dish, beat the eggs with the half and half, vanilla and salt. Stir in the brown sugar.

Lay a few slices of bread in the egg mixture and allow it to soak for 3 - 5 minutes, flipping once halfway through.

Heat a large skillet on medium heat and melt some butter in the hot skillet.

Add the soaked bread and cook until golden brown. Flip to brown the other side.

Place on a cookie sheet and keep in a warm oven until all the bread is cooked.

Serve with maple syrup.

Here's the stuff for the yummiest 
french toast on the planet.

Mix the eggs, half and half, vanilla and salt.

Then add the brown sugar.

Let the bread soak for a few minutes.
 Both sides.

Then toss in a pan to cook.

Flip once to reveal the golden 
brown puffed up deliciousness.

Serve with maple syrup 
or whatever makes you smile.