New Year New Recipe

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends.  We had a house full of our children and their spouses and friends and felt very blessed to have them here.  One of my favorite things about the holiday is cooking with my children.  This year we created a new recipe to add to our Christmas brunch.

Gingerbread French Toast with Eggnog Syrup

We had a blast making this and my goodness....it was so incredibly good to eat.  The syrup was like drinking butter toffee.  I made a large batch this morning to double check the recipe and it was even better the second time around!  I think we will eat this for our first breakfast of the new year!

Gingerbread French Toast

1 loaf of Texas toast
3 eggs
4 cups of Gingerbread Eggnog
1/4 Teas.Nutmeg
Real Vanilla 

Pour eggnog into blender, add eggs, nutmeg and vanilla. Blend until smooth.  Pour into a wide open bowl or pie plate.  Heat griddle to 350 to 400 degrees.  Spray with non stick spray or use butter to keep bread from sticking.  Place a slice of bread into the mixture and coat.  Place on griddle until light golden brown and then flip and repeat for the other side.  

When both sides are golden brown take off griddle and butter.   I keep mine warm in a 200 degree oven in a glass tray until they are all done.

 Eggnog Syrup

1 cup of eggnog
1/2 cup of butter
1 cup of sugar
2 teaspoons of corn syrup
1 teaspoon of vanilla

Heat until butter is melted and all ingredients have blended together.  Simmer on a med to high heat, stirring often until it bubbles for 10 minutes.  Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon of baking soda.  This creates a foamy wonderful texture to the sauce.  This is absolutely heavenly!  Enjoy!!!

I hope you enjoy the upcoming New Year weekend!  I am looking forward to a few games, a nap and a couple of movies with my kids before everyone goes home!  I cut out two new Valentine patterns and will be posting them this coming week....but for now I'm enjoying the time with my kids.  It goes way too quick.  Happy New Year!

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