This Sunday is a time to celebrate the wonderful moms in all our lives. We all know moms do so much for their families; on Mother’s Day, be sure to thank your mom for all she does each and every day.
Here are a couple of our favorite breakfast-in-bed recipes made from wheat, of course. Be sure to try one of these recipes if you want to make a special treat at home for your mom.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Prep time: 15 mins; Cook time: 15 mins; Serves 4-6
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup chocolate syrup, plus more for topping
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Confectioners’ sugar and/or berries, for topping (optional)
Melt the butter and shortening in a small saucepan, stirring to combine; remove from the heat and set aside. Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
Whisk the eggs, milk, chocolate syrup and vanilla in a large liquid measuring cup or a separate bowl. Whisk the egg mixture into the flour mixture until combined. (The batter will be slightly lumpy.) Whisk in the butter mixture until combined.
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Preheat a waffle iron and spray with cooking spray. Ladle some of the batter into the waffle iron to within an inch of the edge (1/3 to 1/2 cup batter, depending on your waffle iron); cook until crisp. Transfer the waffle to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven. Repeat with the remaining batter.
Divide the waffles among plates. Dust with confectioners’ sugar and top with berries and/or chocolate syrup.
Perfect French Toast
Prep time: 10 mins; Cook time: 20 mins
6 thick slides white bread
1½ cups half-and-half or milk
4 ½ tablespoon butter
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk 4 eggs, 1 1/2 cups half-and-half or milk, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon sugar and a pinch of salt in a shallow bowl. Heat 1/2 tablespoon butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, dip 6 thick slices white bread, challah or brioche in the egg mixture and cook in the skillet until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side, adding more butter as needed. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake until puffed, 8 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, melt 4 tablespoons butter in the same skillet until browned, about 5 minutes. Drizzle the French toast with the browned butter and maple syrup.
Recipes courtesy of Food Network Magazine