Breakfast Club: Island Chapter

Can I get a what what for breakfast? All week I've been sampling some seriously good morning creations here on Vancouver Island. But before I devoured every morsel like a crazy jackal, I somehow managed to snap a photo (no fingers where lost in the process, I swear). Although for some recipes I have been sworn to secrecy I can let you in on one... just one. Drum roll please!

Baked Blueberry-Pecan French Toast Island Style
  • a 24-inch baguette or baba's brioche
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • zest of one lemon

Butter a 13 x 9-inch baking dish or use individual ramekins. Cube the baguette and layer with blueberries in the baking dish. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk, zest, vanilla, brown sugar and pour evenly over bread. Chill overnight. Wake up and bake in a 350°F oven for 30 minutes, or until any liquid from blueberries is bubbling. Sprinkle toasted pecans on top and serve with drizzled real maple syrup. Hello!

BREAKFAST PHOTOS: Simple hard boiled egg with a warm café latte, eggs benedict with thick cut bacon and creamy hollandaise sauce, fresh raspberry buttermilk pancake the size of a small child, roasted tomato and sharp cheddar omelette with homemade whole wheat bread, individually baked blueberry french toast with a glass of chilled mimosa, hot homemade bread with peach preserves and farm butter. Yum.


annelise said...

can i give a yum yum. holy gourmet lady! i'm coming over tomorrow morning.

Reanna said...

Annelise, you are always invited to Breakfast Club. How about I fedex you some homemade buttermilk scones?

annelise said...

yes, yes, yes! but i really think they'd taste better on the west coast. with the sunshine, mimosas & you!

Make it Easy said...

that 2nd picture....yummy!!!!

Isa said...

Geez, my cup of tea is tasting pretty lame right now. I want pancakes and a fresh herb omelette! Waffles and salmon Benedict! Cheese and chutney scrambled eggs! You make me dream, lady. I miss you so. xxx

Mary said...

Reanna.. too many choices to make.. So I will take an order of one of each please. Can I make a reservation for three for breakfast ?


Reanna said...

Make it easy: Oh man, it was delicious! Let's give eggs a round of applause!

Isa: I miss you too. How about I make you guys breakfast when I get back to the city? I can even make Bruce, Desmond and Mick a dog omelette.

Mary: Reservations for 3... no problem. Looks like we'll have to do it all over again next week. Life is tough! xo

Denise @ Swelle said...

Oh yes, I am so making this one. I love your food posts! How do you manage to get it to NOT look like something someone blew their nose on? Food is tough to photograph! xx

Adhawk said...

I'm moving from this island to the one your on!

You Are My Fave said...

These photos are so lovely. Breakfast is the best meal of the day. I love your club.