Treat the family with homemade blueberry bread and french toast

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Winter weather seems to beg for something besides cold cereal for breakfast. On Saturday mornings, we also tend to want to treat our families to something good. I love French toast, but when it is made with flavored bread, it is so much better! This Saturday, try spoiling your family a little bit. Bake a loaf of Blueberry Bread on Friday, then slice it up and create breakfast with it on Saturday!

Blueberry Bread

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2 and a half cups flour

1 Tablespoon Baking Powder

One-half teaspoon salt

Three-fourths cups Sugar

6 Tablespoons butter, softened

2 Eggs

1 cup Milk

1 teaspoon Vanilla

1 to 2 cups fresh or frozen Blueberries

Mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl. Cut in butter, as you would in a pie crust. In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, milk and vanilla. Blend into the flour mixture until just blended. Fold in blueberries. Pour batter into a greased 9” by 5” loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 – 70 minutes. Test for doneness by sticking a toothpick in the center of the loaf. If the toothpick comes out clean, the bread is ready.

Note:   Is it only you at home? Bake these loaves in the smaller pans. Keep one to make your French Toast, and freeze the others for a real treat later on!

French Toast

Slice day-old Blueberry bread into one-half” to three-fourths” slices. In a shallow bowl, place six eggs. Add approximately 2 teaspoons of milk, one-eights teaspoon of vanilla and a light dash of cinnamon. Mix well. Place each slice, one at a time, into egg mixture, turning to coat. Melt one Tablespoon of butter in a skillet. When butter is melted, add the coated slices of bread. Allow to brown on one side (approximately 2 to 3 minutes), then turn over to brown the other side. Place on a plate and keep warm until all slices are finished. Serve with butter, powdered sugar and syrup as desired.

Note: Depending on how many slices you want to make at one sitting, the egg mixture can be adjusted.