There are three things I love in this world. Blackberries. Fresh Challah. Breakfast. Not really in that order, and I love other things too, but I can be sure that my love for breakfast, bread and berries will never fade.
I am a pretty big fan of Challah to begin with, I love the process of making it, I love the way it smells when it's baking, I love the way it tastes right out of the oven and I love making french toast with it. It seems more special than regular bread. I always mix my egg/milk mixture with cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar, soak the bread slices (cut them thick!) and then sprinkle brown sugar on top while they are cooking. I put them on the stove over butter, because this is the south, after all, and today topped them with blackberry compote. Here is a pretty standard recipe for blackberry compote. Since I am doing weight watchers again, and maple syrup is 23 points (!!!) I figured I would try something on the healthier side. Boy, am I happy I did. (side note, a cup of maple syrup is 23 points, and I doubt that I would ever put a cup of maple syrup on anything. But when I looked it up, I almost had a heart attack. haha!)
If you are feeling adventurous, heres a good recipe for Challah. If not, you can buy it at most grocery stores. Challah french toast is also really good with cane syrup, if you're into that kind of thing.
What's your favorite breakfast?