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Anyone have a good recipe for French toast?
by on Aug. 7, 2012 at 8:32 PM
Replies (11-15):
Lilred57
by on Aug. 10, 2012 at 10:06 PM
I beat however many eggs per piece of French toast add milk with a wisk. Add cinnamon and French vanilla and a little nutmeg. I also lightly sprinkle cinnamon on the top of the bread once it's on the skillet. Then powdered sugar the top and it's done!
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SweetLuci
by Luci on Aug. 15, 2012 at 8:27 AM

 

Apple Raisin French Toast Strata

1 (1pound) loaf Cinnamon raisin bread, cubed
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, diced
1 cup peeled diced apples
8 eggs
2 1/2 cups half and half cream
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup maple syrup
1. Coat a 9x13 with cooking spray; arrange half of the cubed raisin bread in the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle the diced cream cheese evenly over the bread, and top with the apples. If you like extra raisin, add them now. Top with remaining bread.
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs with cream, butter and maple syrup. Pour over the bread mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and press down so that the bread pieces are soaked. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
4. Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.



SweetLuci
by Luci on Aug. 15, 2012 at 8:28 AM

 

Pecan Praline French Toast

8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans
5 large eggs
1 cup milk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 dashes cinnamon

¾ loaf French bread, cut into 1” thick slices
serves 4-6 Preheat oven to 350

In a 9x13” b aking dish or a deep 12” ovenproof skillet, melt the butter in the oven as it heats, being careful not to burn it. Stir in the brown sigar. Sprinkle with the pecans.

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and stir in the milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Dip the slices of bread into the egg mixture. Arrange the slices over the brown sugar mixture in the pan. Pour any remaining egg mixture over the bread.

Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown. Invert each slice onto a plate and serve.


I like this version of French Toast, because is bakes in the oven while you do something else for 35-40 minutes. This is a reduced amount from the original recipe. The amounts to feed 8-10 follow:

Use a 12x15” baking pan. The amounts are:

¾ cup (1 ½) sticks butter

1 cup Packed light brown sugar
8 large eggs
1 ½ cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Several dashes ground cinnamon
1 loaf French bread, cut into 1” thick slices


This recipe is from the Stage Stop Ranch, a charming resort in Wimberley, Texas.

SweetLuci
by Luci on Aug. 15, 2012 at 8:28 AM

 

French Toast with Caramelized Bananas

French Toast
6 large eggs
1 cup half & half or whole milk
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
finely grated orange zest from 1 orange
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
6 slices day old challah or other thick sliced bread
Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, whish together the eggs, half&half, sugar, vanilla, orange zest and nutmeg. Cut the bread slices in half, add to the milk mixture and turn gently to coat evenly. Let stand until the bread has soaked up some of the egg mixture, about q minute. Place a griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat until hot. Lightly oil the griddle. Remove the bread from the egg mixture, letting the excess liquid drip back into the bowl and place on the hot griddle. Cook until the bottoms are golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook the other sides until the bottoms are golden brown, about 2 minutes more. Transfer to a baking sheet and place in oven about 10 minutes while you prepare caramelized bananas.

Caramelized Bananas
3 bananas, firm but ripe
2 Tablespoons butter
3 lt. brown sugar, tablespoons firmly packed
1/2 cup orange juice
Peel and slice bananas on the diagonal. In a large frying pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the banana slices and cook, gently turning them occasionally, until they begin to brown, 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cook until it melts, about another minute. Gently stir in the orange juice and cook until the liquid has reduced slightly, about 1 minute. If the sauce seems too thick, add a little more orange juice. Serve on top of French Toast.

Notes: Sliced apples, pears, nectarines or peaches are all delicious fixed this way, too. If you like, you can match the fruit juice to the fruit, apple juice for apples, peach nectar for peaches, etc.


SweetLuci
by Luci on Aug. 15, 2012 at 8:30 AM

 

 

 Pumpkin Pie French Toast

1 loaf sourdough bread

2 eggs

1/4 cup milk

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/4 cup pumpkin pie filling

1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Slice loaf of bread into 1 inch thick slices. Should yield about 8 slices.
Mix the eggs, milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and brown sugar in low flat bowl for easy dipping.

Dip the bread into the egg mixture on both sides and grill in a pan until lightly golden brown, about 2-3 minute per side.

Serve with maple syrup.

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