I love having a free, lazy-designated Sunday morning. Sundays were made for big breakfasts and lounging by the pool with an ice-cold drink or reading a good book in a rocking chair on a fabulous wrap-around porch (obviously both if you’re lucky enough). Usually my Sunday breakfasts involve pancakes and/or a giant veggie scramble with THE coffee mug…you know which one I’m talking about – there’s one in every coffee-centric household – the one that is basically the size of your head. Fill it twice. I digress.
On a Sunday when I wake up feeling pretty (probably because I finally got the appropriate amount of sleep) and I’m feeling extra lux, I’ll make something faaaancy! This time it was the Baked Coffee Cake French Toast that I’ve been pining after in the Joy the Baker cookbook. Oh! Mah! Goooodness! It was divine. I diverged from the recipe a little (surprise!), but I took stale buttermilk bread, soaked it in a dreamy custard (eggs, milk, vanilla, sug, and ~1T. instant coffee) and then coverd it in a sweet streusel topping (brown sug, cinnamon, butter, flour, salt and a little more instant coffee). Bake the whole pan in the oven at 350 for about 20 minutes, allow your entire house to fill with the sweet smell of cinnamon, sugar, and butter. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Then enjoy your beeeaaaautiful Sunday! :D
**French phrase for fun!
J’aime trop les dimanches paresseux.
I love lazy Sundays.