When my daughter was little she told me that I should open a restaurant and sell only French Toast! She said that everyone would come and never leave because they would just eat my French Toast all day.
Don’t you just love that kind of love and fanfare and downright confidence?
I never opened that restaurant, but I think this French Toast is pretty good and I want to share it with you. This is my SECRET altered recipe for delicious French Toast or as its called in France, Pain Perdu (which feels fancier somehow) and now it’s not so secret anymore.
I’m a real believer in eating organic and also that quality ingredients will elevate the taste of your food!
Don a little French attitude and take your time and bask in the loveliness of this simple breakfast or late night snack!
You can make this gluten free simply by changing the bread. You can get Honey Powder at Savory Spice, my favorite spice shop in Downtown Franklin, and they ship everywhere!
French Toast or Pain Perdu is simple to make and real crowd pleaser. Ingredients are king here as well as taking your time. Put on some Edith Piaf and enjoy the process.
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Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 211
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g
Saturated Fat 11g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
4 fresh organic eggs
1/3 cup heavy cream
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (don't skimp here)
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baker's sugar (I use Honey Powder instead. If you can find it, it takes this over the top!)
Hawaiian Bread, Brioche or French - cut into 3/4 - 1inch slices
Break the eggs and add to a large mixing bowl.
Whisk eggs until fully incorporated
Add vanilla, cinnamon, honey powder or sugar, and whisk it all together.
Melt butter in a frying pan on medium heat.
Pour the mixture into a pie plate. (so much easier to soak the bread.)
Soak (but don't drench) both sides of bread.
Add bread to the melted butter and reduce the heat so as not to burn the bread. Be patient.
Flip the bread and cook the other side.
Serve with dusted powdered sugar and real maple syrup. Be sure to heat the syrup. It makes a big difference.
Also if you can find Honey Powder...it's kind of fantastic!
By Cindy Laverty
Discovering Franklin http://old.discoveringfranklin.com/