Babka french toast

Sunday morning, when I like to go to the church of the fancy breakfast. This morning I made french toast with the chocolate babka. Warning: for reasons incomprehensible to me, the men in my life don’t like sweet breakfasts. I’m afraid I egged Sparks into eating this one, though. You’re a hero sweetie.


I make my french toast batter egg-heavy, and flavor it with vanilla and lemon zest (or sometimes vanilla and cinnamon). For people who can tolerate Teh Sweet in the morning, I also throw a little sugar onto the second side of the french toast while the first side is cooking; this makes a nice crackly crust and makes syrup unnecessary.

This was so good and so fast, I can’t remember why I ever eat breakfast in restaurants.


6 thoughts on “Babka french toast

  1. French toast IS ridiculously easy. Easier by far than pancakes. I don’t know why I ever order either in restaurants (especially since from-scratch pancakes are so much better than diner-made). I’ve got some cranberry cinnamon bread (store-bought, not homemade) lying around. I might have to get up early tomorrow and make french toast before work. 🙂

  2. Hi
    Here in Blighty I grew up calling this Gypsy Toast.

    Never thought about adding flavours to it ,thanks will give it a go.

    Love you

  3. P.S

    Your choice of site name found me here. Have you ever try this

    Snap-dragon (also known as Flap-dragon, Snapdragon, or Flapdragon) was a parlour game popular from about the 16th to 19th centuries. It was played during the winter, particularly on Christmas Eve. Brandy was heated and placed in a wide shallow bowl; raisins were placed in the brandy which was then set alight. Typically, lights were extinguished or dimmed to increase the eerie effect of the blue flames playing across the liquor. The aim of the game was to pluck the raisins out of the burning brandy and eat them, at the risk of being burnt. Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language (1755) describes it as “a play in which they catch raisins out of burning brandy and, extinguishing them by closing the mouth, eat them”.[1] According to an eighteenth-century article in Richard Steele’s Tatler magazine, “the wantonness of the thing was to see each other look like a demon, as we burnt ourselves, and snatched out the fruit.”[2] Snap-dragon was played in England, Canada, and the United States, but there is insufficient evidence of the practice in Scotland, or other countries. In some families, this tradition continues to be practiced and enjoyed even into the 21st Century.

    Its great fun for young and old alike.

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