GMG regular readers, and especially our contributors, know Mary through her always kind and engaged comments. Well, she’s just as nice and kind-hearted in person, and has a wicked sense of humor, too!
Mary’s ancestors are McLouds and Wonsons and she spent her childhood summers on Rocky Neck and East Gloucester. Although she presently lives far off-island, she keeps in touch with Gloucester all thoughout the year by reading GMG and comes “home” as often as time allows. So wonderful to meet you Mary!
Fab French Toast at the Annisquam Market
Annisquam Market Mini Container Garden Planted with Succulents and Fresh Herbs
Did you know that panettone makes wonderful French toast?
We make French toast with panetonne during the holidays and it is always a much appreciated hit. Give it a try—your family will love you for it!
4-5 eggs whisked
1 ½ Cups whole milk
2 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
6-8 slices of panettone, cut into slices roughly ½ inch thick, and arranged to fit your baking dish,
Optional: add grated orange zest and cinnamon to the batter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter 9 x 12 inch baking dish. Dip panetonne in batter. Arrange slices in pan and pour any remaining batter over bread slices. Up to this point the French toast can be made ahead of time and set aside until ready to bake. Refrigerate if longer than half an hour. Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown and puffy. Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar.
Graham coated, marshmallow and chocolate stuffed French toast $ 8
I love it when they brown the ham just a little bit like this-