Heavenly French Toast

Of course, while on vacation, we have more time to do things like make french toast for breakfast, go sight-seeing and hopefully get some reading and sewing in. For some reason though, I am falling behind in my replies to comments but I plan (and promise) to catch-up tonight. Maybe I am falling behind due to that craving of French toast???




  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 4-6 slices of toast bread
  • butter
  • 2-4 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Lightly beat the eggs and milk together (I use a fork or a whisk). Pour mixture into a flat square/rectangle dish. Place the bread in the dish, leave each side for a few seconds (no more than a minute) to evenly coat the bread and let it soak in. Turn the bread over with a fork and coat the second side. The bread should soak up most of the egg mixture.

Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Sprinkle some of the sugar mix onto a plate. Carefully take a slice of bread out of the egg mixture and place on the sugar mix to coat. Repeat with second side.

Place about a 1/2 tsp butter in a warmed skillet. Spread the butter to evenly coat the skillet. Place the coated bread in the skillet, once browned and sugar is starting to caramelized use a fork to turn the bread to caramelize the other side.

Repeat with all slices of bread. Serve immediately with maple syrup or whipped cream or a fruit compote (blueberries or raspberries works well). I also like to add caramelized banana’s on top with a Tbsp of maple syrup.


We have also been sight-seeing in downtown Charleston, as mentioned yesterday. Above is the Old South Carriage Company we used yesterday for the tour around Charleston. Below, is an amazing little Inn, close to the old market city – I just love that mustard color exterior. Charleston_Inn

Unique architecture can be found all over Charleston, but the most common characteristic is the Single House, a style from the English row houses…look at the privacy door. It is just a door to the Piazzas (veranda’s). They are so quaint and definitely contribute to the historic nature of the Charleston.Charleston_SingleRowHouse

Then of course there are the mansions which have been used in all kind of period films and now selling for $4 million USD on average.Charleston_Mansion Charleston_Mansion2 Charleston_Gates

We couldn’t believe the number of churches – Catholic, Lutheran, Jewish, Unitarian….and moreCharleston_Church

So that is what we do when we have that extra time….what things do you take time doing while on vacation??


12 thoughts on “Heavenly French Toast

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      ooh, we tried the greatest little breakfast bistro…Sunrise Bistro. It is about the only breakfast place on Johns Island but it is definitely the diamond in the rough. It was one of those not so great on the outside, avg. on the inside but phenomenal coffee, food and staff.

  1. Laura C

    Michelle, you are more productive on vacation than I am in real life! Keep the Charleston photos coming, I love them. (I’ll have to put this on my list of places to go!) (Speaking of, what is “extra time on vacation”? 🙂 )

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      Now I have seen what you have been up to lately and I wouldn’t go that far. I am definitely more productive on vacation than I am in my normal day to day life…thanks to my negotiated hours ;-). More pics coming, of course

  2. cloudcoucou

    All I can say is yum, and what beautiful holiday pics! Charleston looks like such a pretty place to visit and you’re right, that mustard exterior is fantastic.

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      Thank you glad you like them, I do think Charleston is a great place to visit. Something for everyone. I have more pics tomorrow which are fantastic and some color inspiration ones next week (can’t fit all the photos in one post ;-)).

  3. Ashley

    Yep. Definitely visiting there soon. Though I do wish you were here tomorrow to go to once upon a quilt :). Did you know my weakness was French toast??

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      I did not know that was your weakness. You will just have to visit again when i am in town so I can do french toast and strawberry crepes (our favorite :-))

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