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This Mother's Day make mom a gourmet breakfast in bed

Serve mom this delicious French toast from Balducci's this Mother's Day.

Pamper mom this Mother’s Day with a gourmet breakfast served in bed. The following recipe for Pain de Mie Grand Marnier French Toast with Roasted Bananas by Balducci’s Executive Chef Sterling sounds more difficult than it is, and lets mom know how much she means.

Mom shops, prepares, cooks, cleans, chauffeurs, works, nurses, teaches, disciplines, and organizes 365 days of the year. This Mother’s Day treat Mom to a delicious breakfast in bed with a recipe from Balducci's, the gourmet specialty food market since 1916, with locations in Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia and an On the Go Café spot in New York.

The Mother’s Day recipe for Pain de Mie Grand Marnier French Toast with Roasted Bananas serves four to six, so they’ll be plenty to share with mom and hungry critters.


  • One loaf of thick cut Balducci’s Brioche bread or Pain de Mie
  • One-cup organic heavy cream
  • One-cup organic milk
  • Three large organic eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • One tablespoon of orange zest (follow the link to learn how to zest an orange)
  • One-cup Grand Marnier (Note: To omit the Grand Mariner add one-half-cup orange juice)
  • Two tablespoons butter
  • Two bananas
  • One-quarter-cup brown sugar


  • In a medium-mixing bowl crack eggs and gently mix.
  • Stir in salt sugar and orange zest.
  • Add the cream and milk mix well.
  • Heat a griddle or large sauté pan on medium low heat and coat with a thin layer of butter.
  • Place a few slices of bread in the egg mixture let absorb for two minutes and turn.
  • Place the bread in the pan and cook until golden brown.
  • Turn and cook other side until also golden brown.
  • Peel the bananas and slice into one-inch diagonal pieces.
  • In a separate pan melt the brown sugar then add the bananas and let roast for three to four minutes.
  • Place two pieces of French toast on a plate and add a generous amount of bananas on top and warm maple syrup.
  • Top with unsweetened whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream and mom has a scrumptious meal for Mother’s Day.

Catering is also available for this Mother’s Day or any occasion online and in all locations if cooking and preparing a meal for Mom isn’t your forte. Happy Mother’s Day 2014, and don’t forget to say, “I love you and thanks” to mom on Sunday and everyday.

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