Sunday, February 21, 2010
I left my heart in San Francisco...
So, this past November, we decided to take a trip to beautiful San Francisco! Kid free! Just the two of us! It had been a very long year and feeling as though we had both deserved some time away, I booked the very long flight from Norfolk to San Francisco. It was like nothing I'd ever seen, being a southern girl, it was like taking a John Deere tractor and placing it in Times Square. I was a little out of place, but I immediately fell in love with the city! There was so much to see and do! Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, museums, architecture, cable cars, the list could go on for days!
The food there was amazing! One of our favorite spots was the Boudin Sourdough Factory! Imagine the aroma of fresh baked sourdough, maple, and cinnamon! If you ever have the chance to visit this incredible city, you must have breakfast at their yummy bistro on Fisherman's Wharf. The french toast is to die for! Especially with their fresh raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries. A touch of powdered sugar and their gooey warm maple syrup, YUM!
Well now, this calls for a recipe!
San Francisco French Toast
1 loaf of bakery sourdough bread (day old is best)
1/2 cup of milk
dash of salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Day old bread is best because it will soak up more of the eggy mixture. The best bread to use is Boudin's San Francisco Sourdough bread. You can order it and have it delivered! YUM!
Cut bread into thick slices 1/2 to 1 inch is great.
In a shallow bowl, mix together eggs and salt, add milk, cinnamon and vanilla.
Allow bread slices to dip in mixture for at least 30 seconds on each side.
Heat skillet/griddle and lightly grease with oil or butter. Cook bread slices for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown!
Serve with your favorite maple syrup or with fruit and powdered sugar! Simply divine!