French Toast

When I wanted to knock the socks off a guy I was dating, I’d make him French toast.  Key is not to cook him anything for the first two months, that way, if the food is horrible, he’ll still like you anyway.  My recipe however, is foolproof.  Add in a glass of sparkling Shiraz or French Rose Champagne, and he’ll be daydreaming about how to put a ring on it!  Men, this works to your advantage too.  She’ll be running to tell all her girlfriends how amazing you are!

There are a couple of secrets to making the ultimate French toast:

  1. Use cinnamon swirl bread instead of regular bread.
  2. Add ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract to the egg/milk mixture.
  3. Lightly coat your bread, making sure not to saturate it.
  4. A teaspoon of powdered sugar lightly sprinkled on top with just the right amount of maple syrup!

Maple syrup can practically wipe out the flavor of a wine. Sparkling Shiraz is sweet enough to stand up to the syrup and has enough acid to cut through the intensity of the dish.  It is also low in alcohol, which makes it perfect for breakfast, when you’re just starting out your day.