Saturday, May 2, 2009

Sinful French Toast

I had something similar to this when I went to San Francisco earlier this year and have been thinking about it since. The other morning I decided to get into the kitchen and see if I could re-make this recipe. What I was shooting for is a bread pudding-like interior with a slightly crispy exterior and then a cinnamon and sugar crust. I know it sounds completely indulgent, ok, it is! I won’t make this often, but what a treat it was.

Sinful French Toast

3 Egg Yolks & 1 Whole Egg
1 Cup Whole Milk
4 Slices Bread, use a dense bread such as French or brioche
1 Cup Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
Vegetable Oil

In a deep dish mix together the eggs and milk, soak the bread in this mixture until completely saturated. In a large frying pan, heat ¼ inch of oil to 325 degrees. While oil is heating combine the cinnamon and sugar on a plate and set aside. To cook the French toast, fry in the oil for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown. Remove toast from the oil and drain, then dredge in the cinnamon sugar until completely coated, remove to a plate and continue cooking the rest of the toast. Serve immediately.


Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

My dad used to make this for a Sunday morning treat when we were kids. Haven't had it since, but now that I see your photos, I can't think of why we stopped eating it. My grandkids would love it.

Pam said...

Why haven't I ever thought of this. It looks OUTSTANDING!

Maris said...

This cinnamon coating looks like the best part. Like Lydia I remember a lot of french toast from my childhood - it was one of the only things my dad could cook!

Anonymous said...

When is the world getting a photo of your new tattoo? It seems very fitting to post it on your blog!

Jan said...

Is someone letting your secrets out of the bag - what's this about a tat? - inquiring minds need to know.

As for the toast, I don't do cinnamon, but I'm sure it was lovely if you do. :-)

hairchick1031 said...

This French Toast was such a wonderful Saturday Breakfast; But may I suggest adding 1 tsp Vanilla in the Egg/ Milk mixture? It was a very subtle sweet taste in the toast itself without overpowering the sweetness of the cinnamon sugar.