Old Fashioned Recipes

There’s Nothing Better Than Grandma’s Cooking

Who can deny it? There’s nothing better than Grandma’s old-fashioned sweets recipes, and if you disagree, I will have to assume the best thing your grandma makes for dinner is reservations. Although there’s nothing wrong with that, try to imagine this: you’re sitting in a comfortable, cozy home filled with endless memories, and you’re suddenly consumed by the sweet, warm smell of brown sugar. This is just the beginning. One of my favorite old-fashioned sweets recipes comes from my grandmother; it’s a french toast bake. I will say, it’s pretty impossible to resist, so don’t go into making this dish if you’re on a diet. Most people may assume that french toast is only good for breakfast, but they’ve probably never tried this one before. Yes, it can most definitely be served as a breakfast dish, but it could also be served with a side of vanilla ice cream after a yummy dinner. Now, I’ll stop with the teasing and get to the down and dirty; here’s what it consists of: half a cup of melted butter, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 loaf of Texas toast, 4 eggs, 1 and a half cups of milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and powdered sugar for topping. It’s not a difficult recipe, but while baking it, you do have to make sure it’s lightly browned on top and around the edges to get the crunchy goodness. Also, it will require sitting in the refrigerator overnight. However, all it takes is this: melt the butter, and mix it in a bowl with the brown sugar; pour this mixture into a 9×13 inch pan, and spread it throughout the bottom. Then, beat the eggs, and mix in the milk and vanilla. Place a single layer of sliced Texas toast into the pan, and spoon half of the egg mixture onto the bread. Next, add the second layer of bread on top of the first, and spoon on the remaining egg mixture. Cover the dish, place it in the refrigerator, and let it chill overnight. The next morning, bake it at 350 degrees. Once the top is lightly browned and the corners are slightly crunchy, sprinkle the French toast with powdered sugar; serve it with maple syrup. Now there you have it! An old-fashioned recipe to sweeten the soul.