D.J. has been at it again in the kitchen. He is my breakfast King, mostly because I hate mornings and would rather stay in bed drinking coffee rather than being alert to the real world, and this week he took breakfast to another level with his French Toast!
French Toast has always been one of my favorites, and D.J. makes the best French Toast I’ve ever had. Could just be all of the love he puts into it, but this recipe is just so perfect and makes the best french toast EVERY TIME!
What makes this French Toast so decadent, is the amount of cream in the egg mixture that you soak the bread in, and all of the butter it gets cooked in. Definitely not good for you if you’re trying to stick to a diet, but it will make your tummy smile and fill your breakfast desires! This French Toast is so good, I’d even considering naming it Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation) French Toast… She likes waffles more, but loves breakfast food, so I’m going with the Leslie Knope French Toast.
This French Toast, like my French Toast Sticks makes a great make ahead/freezer breakfast. Once you cook the French Toast and it cools, freeze it in a single layer and then transfer the french toast to a ziplock bag so that on those mornings when you’re dragging ass and don’t feel like adulting, you’ll have breakfast all ready – just toss it in the toaster oven and breakfast is served!
1 loaf Italian bread
1/4 cup half and half
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
In a large shallow bowl, combine eggs, half and half, brown sugar salt and cinnamon and beat until light and fluffy.
Heat a skillet to medium-high heat and melt 2 tbsp butter until shimmering and foamy.
While the butter is melting, soak 2 pieces of bread at a time in the egg mixture until fully saturated – let them sit in there for 10-30 seconds, depending on the thickness of the bread.
Working in batches, adding 2 tbsp of butter each time, cook french toast for 2-3 minutes on each side. Transfer cooked french toast to a wire rack in preheated oven to keep warm.
Serve french toast with extra butter and maple syrup.
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