Lemon Vanilla French Toast with Fresh Berries

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I started attending farmers markets this year, and my appreciation for farmers has grown so much as I got to meet them in person and learned their stories. Farming isn’t just a career, it’s a lifestyle passed from generation to generation. Each piece of fruit, vegetable, meat, egg is full of hard work and love!

A lot of customers come to farmers markets just to buy local eggs. Canadian egg farmers take great pride in providing exceptional care for their hens and producing fresh, local eggs of the highest quality for Canadian families to enjoy. All Canadian egg farmers adhere to the same National Animal Care and food safety programs, ensuring hens are always well cared of, and that the eggs are always clean and fresh.

No matter where you purchase your eggs in Canada, they are from a local farmer. Canadian eggs are produced in every province, including the Northwest Territories by more than 1,000 farm families. And it takes less than a week for them to travel eggs from the farm to the grocery store!

October 12 is World Egg Day, a global celebration dedicated to eggs, a super popular and natural source of protein. As a baker myself who plays around with eggs all the time, I can’t love eggs better! They are also versatile enough to be enjoyed alone (oh my lovely soft boiled eggs!), or go with toasts, salads, soups, or any savory dishes…

To celebrate this lovely World Egg Day, I want to honour the humble eggs by making this lemon vanilla French toast. Such a simple and flavourful egg-rich breakfast that you can enjoy every day! What about you? How are you enjoying your eggs on World Egg Day? Let’s share your favourite egg recipes by using the #WorldEggDay hashtag!

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Ingredients (6 to 8 toasts):
1 cup whole milk
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup freshly squeeze lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
6 to 8 slices thick sliced bread
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup whipped cream
2 cups fresh berries
1/2 cup maple syrup

In a bowl, mix together milk, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice, and zest.
Dip both side of each bread slice into the egg mixture. Make sure it’s completely soaked.
Heat a medium-sized skillet over medium heat with light coating of butter.
Place bread slice in skillet and cook until golden brown on each side, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cover with tin foil to keep warm. Continue with the remaining bread slices.
Serve warm with whipped cream, fresh berries, and maple syrup.


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