We had an absolutely great day yesterday. On a whim, I suggested that we drive to Newburgh, NY, just over the Hudson River, to Lawrence Farms Orchards for some apple picking. This was such a great place, with not only apples, but pick-your-own broccoli, cabbage, grapes, sweet & hot peppers, kale, winter squash, pumpkins, and more. We picked about $75 worth of fresh fruit and veggies!
But now we’ve got to use it all. So this morning, I made caramel apple french toast, adapted from this Martha Stewart recipe. That recipe called for maple syrup to be mixed in with the apples, which I was fresh out of, so I just used sugar, and it was still awesome.
I started with a nice loaf of Challah, which was easy to find at TJ’s since this weekend begins Rosh Hashana.
Slice up a few apples and cook them in a skillet with some butter.
Get the bread soaking up that egg mixture,
Get the apples good and caramelized, and mix in some sugar, a little water, and some cinnamon.
Give the bread a few minutes on each side on a hot buttered griddle,
And serve it with the hot apples and a dollop of fresh whipped cream.
It was sweet, crispy on the outside and custardy on the inside, and filled the house with the smell of cinnamon and apples. Perfect for an early autumn day. A good and hearty breakfast for all. (Parker was a fan.)