Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Pecan Praline French Toast to be precise ............... a truly Southern breakfast dish I've been told.
Super easy to make .... laden with calories ...... and just simply delicious !!!!
So would you like to know how I made this ...... well here we go.

1 (16oz) French bread loaf
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 Tbsp maple syrup
3/4 cup chopped pecans
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup 2% reduced fat milk (OK, so there's something about that "reduced fat" that makes me chuckle)
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract

Cut 10 (1 inch thick) slices of bread.
Stir together brown sugar and next 2 ingredients. Pour into a lightly greased 13x9 inch baking dish.
Sprinkle with chopped pecans.
Whisk together eggs and next 4 ingredients. Arrange bread slices over pecans.
Pour egg mixture over bread. Cover and chill for 8 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 Deg F. Bake bread for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.

I took this to a get together with some friends a little while ago - not a crumb was left !!!

I've also been busy with some crafty stuff too - mainly for 2 Halloween Swaps I'm taking part in. One is a Zombie Doll Swap, and the other a Witches Hat Swap. I have almost finished up both, and will post pictures once my partners have received their packages ....... Don't want to go spoiling their surprises now do we :-)

The smell of Fall is in the air (can you hear my chuckles of delight !!!!) ...... that means scarves and shawls will be needed in the not to distant future. I've never knitted a shawl before, I've always found them a little intimidating. However I found Stephen West's pattern for The Boneyard Shawl and decided to give it a go. I am so glad I did ..... it's simple to make and I love it.
I've had to stop for the moment though - my circular needle wasn't long enough. The longer one I've ordered should be in the mail and arriving soon ........... Oh, I can't wait to carry on with this beauty !!!!

I'm really glad I've been able to post ...... I'm having to take my memory card to Walgreens, and I'm having the pictures downloaded onto a CD. I then bring my CD home and get the pictures onto hubby's computer that way ...... a bit of a round about way to do it, but hey, it works for me:-)

Until next time ..... Happy Crafting !!!

1 comment:

  1. I am still working without my own computer too....driving me nuts. I'm glad that you are able to post!