Breakfast with Grandmother Bread


Have breakfast with Grandmother Bread! My classic Egg Grandwich–toasted, buttered Grandmother Bread, fried egg, and your favorite cheese (with or without peppered bacon, sliced ham, or a big sausage patty)–is the most requested breakfast on the farm, but if you’re in the mood for something wildly decadent…..

We can do that, too! It all starts with great, big, wonderful slices of Grandmother Bread.

Get the mother of all bread recipes here. If you’ve never made homemade bread before, learn how to bake bread, and be sure to read the family history behind Grandmother Bread. I grew up with Grandmother Bread and have been making it since I was a little girl. With Grandmother Bread at your fingertips, you can do flips, cartwheels, and leap tall buildings. Okay, that’s not true, but you can make some really rockin’ breakfasts!

Like…. Stuffed French Toast! Thick slices of Grandmother Bread stuffed with cream cheese, soaked in sweet, milky eggs, fried to golden perfection and smothered in whipped cream, strawberries, and syrup. Heaven!

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How to make Stuffed French Toast:

thick-sliced Grandmother Bread
6 ounces softened cream cheese (plain or strawberry-flavored)
5 eggs
2/3 cup milk
1/4 flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
powdered sugar
whipped cream
sliced strawberries
maple syrup

Using thick slices of Grandmother Bread, cut a pocket into the top of each slice. With a butter knife, stuff each pocket with cream cheese.

Stack up your stuffed slices.

Does that look good already or what?

Whisk eggs, milk, flour, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl. Soak slices one at a time, on each side, in the egg/milk mixture, then fry lightly on each side in hot butter. I like to dash some extra cinnamon-sugar on top while it’s cooking. Transfer to a plate.

Top with powdered sugar, whipped cream, and sliced strawberries then load on the maple syrup! This recipe makes enough for approximately six slices.

This bite’s for you!

Then try Cheesy Poached Eggs! Not your ordinary poached eggs–these eggs are poached in a cheesy-milk mixture and put to bed on a toasted slice of Grandmother Bread.

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How to make Cheesy Poached Eggs:

toasted, sliced Grandmother Bread
2 tablespoons butter
4 eggs
1 cup shredded Cheddar or Swiss
6 ounces cream cheese
1 cup milk

Toast bread slices. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add cheeses and milk. Stir till melted. Crack eggs one at a time in a small cup then pour into the cheese/milk mixture in the pan. Cook, covered, three to five minutes depending on how you like your eggs. Using a spoon, lift each poached egg from the pan and place on top of a toasted slice of Grandmother Bread. Top with more cheese mixture from the pan and sprinkle on coarse ground black pepper and/or chives.

And one more breakfast treat (pictured below)–the quick standby, Cinnamon Toast! Spread butter on sliced bread, dash on the sugar and cinnamon, and pop it under the broiler for a couple of minutes for the hot, sweet, gooey goodness that is made even better because it’s made with Grandmother Bread.

It’s a challenge around here, I tell you, a challenge.

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on April 16, 2008  

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  1. 4-16

    Good Morning and thanks for leaving me with zero desire to stick to my diet this morning! And the cat picture?? Well, just the cutest thing on earth and exactly what I deal with everyday as well. Just PRECIOUS!
    Have a great day!

  2. 4-16

    I think my new favorite thing for breakfast is…
    Breakfast at your house! LOL
    My Sweetie makes me bacon and toast every Sunday Morning. I think I like it best because I don’t have to cook it myself!

  3. 4-16

    Your Grandmother Bread recipe is a hit around our house. I’ve made about 12 loaves in the past week…eaten several myself, made egg granwiches every morning, given several loaves away, made cinnamon toast, and cinnamon swirl bread. I would have thought we would all be tired of it by now, but no way. They are disappointed when they come home and I’m not covered with flour! Thank you for sharing.

  4. 4-16

    :cattail: She looks like she enjoyed your breakfast. LOL My boss had me make stuffed french toast for him a few months ago and that was the first time I had ever heard of it!! but its soooooooo good….

  5. 4-16

    Mmmm tastey looking!
    makes me wish I didn’t have to skip breakfast during the week.
    With out a doubt my favorite thing for breakfast is french toast!
    Followed closely by pancakes,use the mix but instead of water I like to use Simple Orange OJ!
    Gives the pancakes a little bit different flavor, and I likes it.
    Thats about as creative as this guy gets with breakfast

  6. 4-16

    You are clearly an evil woman to make me look at yummy food before I’ve had my breakfast! Of course you realize that I will have to try all the recipes. There goes my day. :rotfl:

    You are seriously going to turn your farm house experience and knowledge into a non-fiction book, right? A big, hardcover one with lots of great pictures! (Especially of the chickens!)

  7. 4-16

    You could open a B&B! Think of all the room you’ll have once the kids are gone.

    I do like big, fattening, high-cholesterol breakfasts, but of course don’t eat them anymore, or *very* rarely. Pancakes, crepes, French toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries — love them all. But most of us don’t plow the fields from sun-up to sunset anymore, so we can’t eat like that. :lol:


  8. 4-16

    Favorite breakfast is bowl of oatmeal with homemade granola and blackberries on top with a dash of cream (yeah, I said cream!) and a boiled egg.
    The french toast looks like heaven on a plate. :purr:

  9. 4-16

    I don’t know if you’re wonderful for posting all these great pics and recipes or evil for tempting me with great food.

    Right now I’m voting for evil because even though I need to go sit at my computer all day (which is so awful for the waistline, anyway) I want that french toast!

    Seriously, though, I totally love your pics and recipes. Your blog is a great way to start the day. (And if my waistline suffers I have no one to blame but myself).

    Hmm, I suppose I could have the french toast if I walk five miles later? Yes, that works!

  10. 4-16

    Oh! Your photography is beautiful. I just love the first picture of the egg sandwich ~ the textures you captured are incredible. I am definitely going to try the cheesy poached eggs with fresh eggs from my Spoiled Suburban Hens. Thanks!

  11. 4-16

    In winter, a bowl of oatmeal with a sprinkling of brown sugar with a cup of coffee can’t be beat. :weather: In summer, fresh berries with yogurt and a cup of tea is divine, especially on super hot days. :fan: And on days when I am a horrible warning, left-over birthday cake and milk in bed. :birthday2:

  12. 4-16

    By the way, I found a link for the fireflies in a jar I was talking about the other day. A few people had asked about where to get that. It’s in my sidebar now!

  13. 4-16

    Uh, breakfast? I seem to remember eating two pieces of cold pizza this morning, and then washing them down (along with a vitamin) with a huge cup of coffee. My morning must: French pressed, organic, fair trade Mocha Java!

    But… I WANT that French Toast! :elephant:

  14. 4-16

    I think I just visited Grandma Bread heaven!!! Looks so very good! Especially the strawberries and whipped cream YUM!

  15. 4-16

    That last picture was on your new table! Wasn’t it?

    My favorite breakfast: Potatoes, eggs, bacon, heavy on the taters….It’s a weekend staple, and sometimes dinner in mid-week, or lunch if I’m pressed for ideas, and maybe a weekday breakfast if we’re out of cereal…

  16. 4-16

    Now, I’m starving! Love that last picture of kitty getting her(his?) breakfast on. Too cute!

  17. 4-16

    I’m lucky if I eat a slice of plain toast for breakfast. I eat breakfast foods like that for lunch and supper. :shocked: Those pictures are making me hungry! :hungry: Can’t wait to try all of those recipes. :shimmy:

  18. 4-16

    Wicked,devinely wicked. I just dont understand why you arent a candidate for bypass surgery. All the beautiful food you make and must consume……I would have to have the doors in my home made wider….. This weekend promises that as typical Spring happens in Nevada, it will snow. It will be my final (possibly) nesting weekend and I intend to make French Bread and Grandma Bread and give it all away. Finding someone who is “doing” carbs, and will accept homemade bread will be a challenge, but I will rise to the occasion, what is wrong with these people?. Carb loaders unite! Also, what are you shooting with, pics are fab!

  19. 4-16

    Thanks, Carol! I use a Canon PowerShot S5IS, processed with PhotoSmart and PhotoShop.

  20. 4-16

    I’m not even all that hungry and I STILL want to eat what you made!

  21. 4-16

    Pecan pancakes with Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup-Yum, Yum.

    Everything looks great, except maybe having to share with the cat.

  22. 4-16

    Oh my Hubby says to thank you. Although I haven’t made your bread yet, I did make Belgium Raisin bread last weekend. One batch makes five loaves (which doesn’t last long here). I don’t make it that often and making it reminded me how much I used to love to make it.

  23. 4-16

    I usually have a bowl of Special K Fruit and Yogurt.
    Your breakfast looks much better.

  24. 4-16

    It sure beats the yogurt that I eat and I think I gained 10 pounds just looking at your scrumptious pictures.

  25. 4-16

    My granola and yogurt is looking a lot less appetizing…

  26. 4-17

    Oh yum! I need to go home and make grandmother bread right now. I love the photo with the cat. Cute! :sheepjump:

  27. 4-17


    My kitty is also named Diego.

  28. 4-18

    I made Grandmother Bread today! I loved it, my husband loved it! I can’t wait to try some of the variations tomorrow. I can’t wait to share it. Thanks so much!

  29. 4-21

    OOh, breakfast…the boys go out and feed the cattle first thing, so we delay breakfast. But when they get in we have everything. Really. Biscuits and gravy, omelets with onions, peppers, mushrooms and cheese. Bacon and sausage. Grits. Fried potatoes. Orange juice. Pancakes.
    Upside to all this cooking is that they are full for a long time, and I can escape into the round pen.

  30. 5-15

    Wow, that stuffed french toast looks just sooooo good!

    I love regular french toast, but Wren & Mr Bump won’t have a bar of it… Maybe I can change their minds with this recipe.

    And if I can’t, then WonderHubby & I will just have to try and eat it all ourselves. :hungry:

  31. 7-7

    Wow! Thank you for that recipe. Grandmother Bread is being made as we speak, and Stuffed French Toast will be made tomorrow morning for breakfast :)

    Thanks again

  32. 3-13

    How do you keep the cat hair from getting into the food?

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