Friday, December 9, 2011

Perfect French Toast

12 large slices of day-old challah, homemade or good quality
6 extra large eggs
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Butter for frying
Confectioners' sugar for dusting

Maple syrup
In a shallow bowl or baking pan, whisk together the eggs.  Add the milk, vanilla, cinnamon, brown sugar, and salt and whisk until well blended. Turn the bread slices, two at a time, in the egg mixture until thoroughly saturated, but not falling apart, about 20 seconds per side.  Heat a large skillet (I like to use a cast-iron) over medium to medium-low heat and add 1 tablespoon of butter.  When foaming subsides, add the soaked bread slices and cook until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes.  Turn the bread and continue to cook until the second side is golden brown, another 3-4 minutes.  Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200ยบ F oven while you finish the remaining bread slices.  Dust with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup and bacon.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

Lyndon said...

yum...looks divine...would be lovely to eat it with special someone.=)