Saturday, September 15, 2012

French Toast

Oooh I just adore brunch.  What's not to love about a leisurely Sunday meal where any menu item goes?! Brunch is a great way to entertain on a budget as well, and it's so easy!  The key to a perfect french toast is a really great bread.  I prefer to make it with day old baguette (great way to use any leftovers!); that way the dry bread acts as a sponge and soaks up all the custard. Yum!

* 1 baguette, sliced (preferably the day before)
* 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
* 1/2 tsp. vanilla
* 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
* 1 to 2 tbsp. butter

Combine milk, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon in a shallow dish; whisk with a fork.  Submerge baguette slices in milk mixture, making sure both sides get evenly coated.  Drain any excess from bread and set aside until all bread pieces have been soaked.  Melt 1 tbs. butter in a skillet over medium high heat.  Add bread to pan and brown on both sides (about 3 minutes per side; if bread browns too quickly, reduce heat to medium).  If browning in batches, add additional butter to pan as needed.  Serve warm with powdered sugar and maple syrup.  Enjoy!

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