December 5, 2011

Eggnog French Toast

"A photo is worth a thousands words."  That's how I feel about the photos of my eggnog french toast below.    As in, my mouth is watering just looking at it, remembering the eggy, sweet soft bread drizzled with real maple syrup and melted butter for just that touch of creaminess.  In fact, I was going to write an entire entry discussing how french toast is just like bread pudding, but faster.  And how odd it is that we consider bread pudding dessert, when it's the same exact ingredients as french toast, which is for breakfast.  But that someone must actually consider bread pudding a breakfast food also because they serve it in the cafeteria for breakfast where I work.  I'm not going to do that though.  Just look at the pretty pictures.

Eggnog French Toast
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Really, it's just like the bread pudding, but faster.

Eggnog French Toast for (a really gluttonous) One

3 slices of soft Portugeuse sweet bread, or brioche, torn in half if cut wide
1 egg
1/2 cup of light eggnog (because we like to pretend we're making this healthy)
Dash of cinnamon
Butter, unsalted (for pan and to top toast if desired)
Maple Syrup

1. Whisk together egg, eggnog and cinnamon until frothy.
2. Dunk halfs of bread into the eggy mixture until coated on both sides and let sit for approximately 15-20 seconds until its soaked through but still firm
3. Place soaked bread slices onto medium-hot skillet with a touch of butter in the bottom, and flip until cooked through and golden.
4. Top with a bit of butter and maple syrup.
5. Die of pleasure.

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