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Best Breakfast *ever*

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The following breakfast recipe is usually perfect for a lazy weekend brunch, but I thought it would be great Monday, the beginning of our first full week of school.

I set the dining room table with a fun summery/lake theme.  We'll continue visiting the lake well into the fall!

The centerpiece is a favorite wedding gift from my best college friend, Gretchen.

The placemats were bought for less than $3.00 each (on sale) @ Anthropologie.

The napkins are from Pier1, the rings are vintage, and the cappuccino cups are from An Angel at My Table.

The plates are from Crate & Barrel, the forks from Horchow.

What's for breakfast?  Poundcake French Toast!  If you ever wondered what to do with leftover and stale poundcake, I have the answer!

Poundcake French Toast


4 thick slices of poundcake
3 eggs
1/4 c maple syrup
2 - 3 T butter
powdered sugar


Beat together eggs and maple syrup in a large bowl.  Add poundcake slices to bowl and let the slices soak-up the egg mixture for about five minutes.

Melt butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat, but don't let it get brown.

Add a couple of slices of the poundcake, and lightly brown on each side.  Repeat with the rest of the poundcake slices.

Lightly sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Truly, it doesn't need syrup, but you can pour syrup on the French toast or add whipped cream if you like.  Serve with strong Espresso or Cappuccino.

Serves 4.

I was too slow to take photos.  Plus someone ate my slice, but I won't mention any names here....

What's your favorite brunch recipe?

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. I love the sound of pound cake french toast! Yum!
    Your table looks beautiful, Ricki Jill. I love the plates!

  2. Oooh, this is a different look for you!

  3. Back to school already, here in Ontario, Canada the kids don't return till Sept 8, the day after Labour Day. I have a very similar little goose on my shelf. Breakfast sounds yummy.

  4. That sounds decadent and amazing! I wonder if I could make a wheat-free pound cake? Hmmm....

  5. Your table is always set so beautifully. It's been ages since I had a good brunch. I'm craving one now.


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