Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I've been meaning to share..

I had a major craving for french toast a couple of weeks ago. I've always made my moms standard recipe with OJ and cinnamon for an added kick but that just didn't sound good to me. (Sorry, Mom) So I searched for a new recipe and found this....Thank you Alton Brown!!


  • 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


In medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, honey, and salt. 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.

Pour some Maple sugar over that and it is...oh! heaven! So So yummy! It is hands down the second best french toast I have ever had. The best french toast I've ever had is this:

Stuffed French Toast
French Oven’s baguette, mandarin orange cream cheese,
toasted walnuts, syrup, raspberry butter

served up at the Snow City Cafe in Anchorage Alaska. You will wait a good hour for a table on the weekends, but oh so worth it!!

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