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Monday, December 28, 2009

Amish French Toast

Here is a family favorite I thought I would share w/you. Our family has had the pleasure of going to Holmes County, Ohio ~ the largest Amish settlement in the world ~ a few times. Once my DH and I enjoyed the most wonderful long weekend at an Bed & Breakfast there, sometime around 1995.

A lovely couple runs it & the husband had grown up Amish but left them to marry his English bride. Their B&B was built by his Amish family members and looks just like an incredible Amish home. The difference being that the whole 1st floor is made up of lovely, themed guest rooms (we stayed in Grandpa's Room) w/a good 1/3 of the 1st floor being a HUGE country kitchen and a wonderful country gathering room w/several tables and chairs (for those incredible breakfasts and coffee w/freshly made pie in the evening!) and a relaxing living-area w/a fireplace, piano and comfy couch and chairs. There is also a wrap-around porch. The family that funs the B&B has the entire upstairs as their own "house." That, of course, is a private area. It's been a while since we've been there, if you're interested, it's called Miller Haus. It sets on the highest knoll of Holmes County.
Anyway...one of our incredible breakfasts while there was Amish French Toast! I have made this from-time-to-time ever since! It's my DH's favorite Saturday morning breakfast. If you try this, you will be in food heaven! Let me know how you LOVE it!
Blessings from Ohio, Kim Wolf<><

Amish French Toast

powdered sugar

~Mix w/fork 2 eggs and enough milk to cover (this you will do as necessary for each slice of bread)

~Melt butter into med/hot skillet (do this for each serving. IF you MUST use margarine, use one that is non-hydrogenated like Earth Balance – I have to do this for one of my girls)

~Crack egg into skillet

~IMMEDIATELY soak a slice of bread in the egg/milk mixture and lay on top of the egg in the skillet; fry for about a minute or so until bottom egg is cooked through.

~Flip egg and bread – together – and let bread toast on other side.

~You MAY need to flip over on each side again until egg is fried to your satisfaction.
~Move egg/toast to a plate and top w/syrup and powdered sugar.



  1. Oh my goodness. This looks like my favorite kind of place. I would love to visit there. We went to Holmes County a couple of years~it was so much fun!
    Happy New Year!

  2. We love Holmes County too! We've never been to Miller Haus, but we love Heines Cheese House, and the Farmstead restaurant! I look forward to returning someday!

  3. Will have to try. My kids are lovers of French Toast. This sounds great. I would love to visit that area.

  4. We went to Holmes County a couple of years ago. It was great!! I would love to go back. We have never been to the Miller Haus. Hope you have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

  5. Kim I've been there too!!!!! Love that place. We stayed down stairs in the tea party room. Her website is http://www.amishcountryliving.com/
    I talked to LeAnn and she is from the same area of Switzerland that I am from. I always wonder at how small our world really is. Her sister has a very cute little house right on the main road in Charm that you can rent too called Grandma's Homestead Cottage. And they have a restaurant that serves homecooking right across the street.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe. That's what we had for breakfast there too.

  6. Terri Dearest...is there anywhere that you haven't been?! lol Thanks so much for adding the website. When we were there it was less than a year old, I would love to go back & see what they've changed &/or added. I know exactly where you're talking about the place in Charm...that restaurant in our FAVORITE!! You know it's a good place to eat when there's about 20 buggies in the parking lot! lol

    Miss you.

    Blessings...Kim W<><

  7. Your blog is beautiful. I want to try some of your recipes. Thanks for sharing. Doylene

  8. Oh that sounds so good! I must try it. We used to live in Ashland,OH, which isn't too far from Holmes County area. How I miss seeing the Amish buggies clippity clopping by our house every day! You have brought back some happy memories for me...haystacks and windmills, draft horse teams plowing the fields, Amish ladies selling their whoopie pies and vegetables beside the road (and fresh eggs too!)...and me wondering, How do those people do it all without the modern convenience of electricity, phones, and automobiles?...How often I have dreamed of doing just the same thing...but I wake up and smell the coffee brewing in our electic coffee pot, hear the teakettle whistling on the electric stove, and put my dirty dishes in the dishwasher and drive away in my car to work all day at my computer...(after I've put a load of clothes in the automatic washer and dryer, taken a hot shower and blown dry my hair and curled it with a hot curling iron...) Yeah, I'm not sure if that was a dream or a nightmare...but it was a nice thought to dream about... I do still envy them in some ways...


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