I asked Reba what she had done to make her french toast. She listed some of the usual ingredients - eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla. And, then she told me her secret ingredient. And, I'll bet you could never guess this in a million years, because it sure surprised me. She also uses adobo! For those of you who don't know, this is a seasoning typically used in latino dishes.
Well, I immediately went out and bought some adobo seasoning and tried it when mixing french toast at home. It is so yummy! And, this is how I will make my french toast from now on. Incidentally, Reba used to own a restaurant and she said she used adobo on a lot of her meats...nothing else, just the adobo. And, she would consistently get comments and rave reviews about the flavor.
Now, I need to let you in on another secret. I also came across a recipe for home-made syrup at another blog. I thought I remembered which blog but now I can't find it when I search that blog. So, I'd love to give recognition where it is due. If it was your blog where I found this, please let me know & I'll include a link. Anyway, here is the recipe for home-made syrup. Drizzle this yumminess over this french toast yumminess and you've got pure bliss!
1 cube butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
The recipe says to combine all ingredients except the vanilla & bring to a boil. I found it worked better for me if I did it this way...Bring all ingredients except vanilla & baking soda to a boil. Add baking soda & boil for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Serve.