Sunday, June 27, 2010
This is Alton Browns recipe for French Toast. I frequently have day old bread that I use.
The key: I like to slice it in very small pieces and stack it because you’ll think that you are getting a lot more than is actually on the plate.
I also add a touch of vanilla to this recipe. Garnish with a few berries and pour on the maple syrup.
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 sauté 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.
Posted by Susan York at 7:31 PM