Ginger Pear French Toast

Lately, my bedtime ritual consists of watching DVR’d shows right before going to bed. But last night I found myself glued to the couch quite literally. I sat down with a warm cup of ginger pear tea and a small cozy blanket to keep me warm. And honestly I only planned on watching one episode of Reign since I was a little bit behind but 3 episodes later, I was still not sleepy and refused to go to bed.

If you’re unfamiliar with this TV show, it’s brand new and just started airing not too long ago. It’s about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her life as a teenager. There’s a little bit of fictional history, romance, and beautiful epic costumes. It has a little modern twist with a little history mixed in. And I’m really loving the music soundtrack.

I think I’m becoming obsessed. I want to learn more about the REAL history. I want to wear pretty dresses and cute shoes. And I made french toast and tea for breakfast. I almost even wore a gown and everything. But that would be to strange, wouldn’t it? And I don’t even have one…

This ginger pear french toast is inspired by my new favorite tea from Trader Joe’s — and perhaps Reign too. My sister introduced me to this tea and she also gifted me with this pretty tea cup set. Isn’t it pretty? I feel like a queen when I drink my tea!

Whisking, melting butter, and the sizzling skillet on the stove with the scent of cinnamon and ginger filling the kitchen. Mmm, what a perfect way to start the day. All that is missing is the lovely company of Prince Francis.

:P

Reign, french toast, tea…? I feel like royalty!

Ginger Pear French Toast

Ingredients

French Toast

  • 2-4 slices of thick bread
  • 1/2-1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon oil or butter
  • cinnamon, ginger, sugar (for sprinkling on top)

Caramelized Pears

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 pears (halved)

Note

Caramelized Pears recipe: Martha Stewart

Directions

Step 1
Caramelized Pears: Halve each pear. Using a melon baller or small spoon, remove the center/core of each pear. Place sugar on a plate and dip each pear (cut side) into the sugar. Next, heat a large skillet over medium heat and arrange pears (cut side down). Cook just until the sugar on the pears begins to caramelize, 7-8 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water, cover, and simmer until pears are tender. Add more water if sugar begins to burn. The liquid should be saucelike so simmer until liquid thickens and adjust by adding more water if the liquid is too watery.
Step 2
Whisk eggs and sugar together in a bowl. Whisk in milk, ginger, and cinnamon. Dip bread slices carefully into milk mixture. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil or butter. Cook soaked bread until golden brown. Serve with caramelized pears and sprinkle on top with cinnamon, ginger, and sugar.

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