Saturday, August 29, 2009

French Toast

I thought I didn't like french toast. Then I tried this recipe...

Recipe Courtesy of Alton Brown



INGREDIENTS
1 cup half-and-half
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons honey, warmed in microwave for 20 seconds
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 (1/2-inch) slices day-old or stale country loaf, brioche or challah bread
4 tablespoons butter

DIRECTIONS
In medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, honey, and salt. (I also add a sprinkling of cinnamon.) You may do this the night before. When ready to cook, pour custard mixture into a pie pan and set aside.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Dip bread into mixture, allow to soak for 30 seconds on each side, and then remove to a cooling rack that is sitting in a sheet pan, and allow to sit for 1 to 2 minutes.

Over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a 10-inch nonstick saute pan. Place 2 slices of bread at a time into the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and place on rack in oven for 5 minutes. Repeat with all 8 slices. Serve immediately with maple syrup, whipped cream or fruit.

1 comments:

Luke and Nat said...

Um....first your Fall comment, then you have the same dinner as us? Of course mine wasn't fancy, it was just plain old eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon...but YUM-O! Great minds think alike! Yours looks awesome! ;o