Sweet Eats Series –
Christmas Tree Eggnog French Toast
Try this idea for breakfast this weekend. We, at Sweet Retreat Kids, like to encourage family time and this is the perfect season for just that. Grab the kids and a few Driscoll brand berries and you’ll have yourself a fabulously fun breakfast idea the kids will be so excited about. Although any berries and fruits will work for this project, we definitely recommend the Driscoll brand. They have over 100 years of experience growing the finest berries on the planet!
6 thick slices dense, stale bread (country white or wheat bread)
2 cups eggnog
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups Driscoll’s Strawberries, hulled and sliced lengthwise
1/2 cup Driscoll’s Blueberries
1/4 cup Driscoll’s Blackberries
1/4 cup Driscoll’s Raspberries
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
Dash freshly ground nutmeg
If bread is fresh, allow slices to sit uncovered for a few hours to dry out. Mix eggnog with eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Line large, shallow baking pan with bread slices. Pour eggnog mixture over the bread, turning the slices once to coat both sides. Cover pan with foil and refrigerate overnight.
Heat a greased griddle over medium heat. Cook bread slices about 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from pan then cut the 2 bottom corners off at an angle leaving the top crust intact. Bottom of the slice should now be in a V pattern. Place slices on a platter and create a berry Christmas tree by layering berry slices V side up to form pyramid shape. Arrange a single blackberry as a stump, sliced strawberries for the tree skirt, 6 raspberries as a tree topper, and then create a garland of small blueberries as decorations.
Top with dusting of powdered sugar for snow and nutmeg.
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