Queensyard at Home: A Decadent Mother’s Day Brunch

Wow mom with restaurant-quality French toast

Okay, traditionally you take mom to a fancy brunch. This year, obviously, the tradition needs a Plan B. Here’s an idea that’s a tweak more than an overhaul: make her a meal that still lets her feel as if she’s sitting at the best table at her favorite spot. The experts at Queensyard are here to guide you, with a recipe for french toast topped with vanilla anglaise, aka a bit of heaven in every bite. But be warned: It just might start a new Mother’s Day tradition.

Vanilla Anglaise

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cream
  • 3¾ tablespoons sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  1. Pour milk, cream and sugar into a pot and mix well over medium heat.
  2. Add yolk as you whisk, cooking until the mixture reaches 183℉.

French Toast

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 slices challah, brioche or white bread
  • Nutella
  1. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar; set aside.
  2. In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  3. Whisk together cinnamon mixture, eggs, milk and vanilla; pour into a shallow container such as a pie plate.
  4. Dip bread in egg mixture.
  5. Fry slices until golden brown on underside, then flip to cook other side.
  6. Generously brush Nutella on one side.
  7. Drizzle Vanilla Anglaise over each slice, serve warm. Enjoy!

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