Weekend Wine Pairing: Mother’s Day French Toast with…

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, so why not pamper her with some breakfast, or turn the recipe below into a brunch item! 

You don’t need to be a talented cook to whip up a wonderful Mother’s Day breakfast. With a little creativity and an attractive presentation, even a simple meal will delight Mom.

Grab a flower, a bottle of Champagne, and whip up some tasty French Toast.

(Photo credit: Cary Citizen)

Mother’s Day French Toas

Ingredients (credt: Yummly.com)

  • 5 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 orange
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 loaf brioche
  • 1/2 cup canola oil, for frying
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, for frying
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for serving
  • Maple syrup, for serving


In a baking dish, combine eggs, milk, Grand Marnier, orange and lemon zest, orange juice, sugar, and salt. Beat with a fork until well combined.

Using a serrated knife, slice the brioche 1/4-inch-thick. Dip the brioche slices into egg mixture and moisten thoroughly, being careful not to oversoak the bread.

Line a baking sheet with paper towels and set aside. Heat 1/4 cup oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Repeat in a second skillet. Transfer soaked bread to skillets and cook until deep golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar and serve hot with maple syrup.

Wine Pairing
  • A sweet, light, sparkling wine that is refreshing is great. Pop open some Champagne to celebrate Mom.

Alternate wine pairings
  • We’re sticking with Champagne. Grab yourself some orange juice and make some delicious Mimosas’s!

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