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Brioche French toast with maple cranberries (sausages not pictured)

Brioche French toast with maple cranberries (sausages not pictured)

Necessity is the mother of invention, and last weekend, a bag of fresh cranberries the bf had purchased very badly needed to be used. A lightbulb flashed (tsssst….!) over my head while I was making French toast and I grabbed two large handfuls from the little cranberry bog I made for them (that is to say, a bowl of water) into a saucepan and I poured maple syrup (Vermont Grade B Amber) over them. I grated some nutmeg and cinnamon, and cooked the berries down. So perfect were they with some breakfast sausage links from Faicco’s and the rich custardy brioche French toast, I didn’t know why I hadn’t thought of it before and thought it might be nice to have Christmas morning. All the ingredients connected so nicely, from the orange zest and vanilla bean in the custard (I take French toast seriously) to the salty, unctuous sausages that you must liberally bathe in the syrup, now brightened with the sour tang of the cranberries.

The post-prandial downside? You’ll want to beeline for the bed and nap it off. It’s the only fix.


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