We are very lucky to have a ton of maple trees on our property. Our neighbor sugars them for us for free in exchange for a portion of the syrup. We always end up with at least eight jars of maple syrup each year and since we wouldn’t sugar them ourselves, it’s a great arrangement. Since we also have ducks and chickens that keep us in eggs, French Toast is something we eat a lot of. Adding maple syrup to the French toast makes it even better! I found this recipe in the Dishing Up Maine cookbook.
- ¾ cups whole milk
- 3 eggs
- 3 tbsp pure maple syrup, more for serving
- pinch of ground cinnamon
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 4 slices good quality bread
- Whisk together milk, eggs, maple syrup and cinnamon in a shallow dish.
- Melt 1½ tbsp of the butter in a large, heavy skillet over medium to medium high heat. Dip 2 slices of bread into the egg mixture, letting excess drip off, and place in the pan. Cook until the undersides are crusty, golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and cook until the bottom sides are firm and flecked with brown, about 2 minutes. Repeat with the remaining butter, bread, and egg mixture.
- Serve hot with butter and maple syrup