Favorite French Toast

6.05.2012

Six days a week I am craving french toast, which means I am always trying to persuade Landon to miss work in the morning to go out and get breakfast because homemade french toast has always been a failure.  I've tried and tried, experimented after experimented and my french toast always comes out blah, soggy, and well not up to par with the millions of other versions I've tried at fancy restaurants.
Well today I felt empowered with flavor and well to be honest, I feel like I finally mastered it, hence the french toast post.  After trying the first bite Landon said he wanted to eat 6 more!... which isn't like Landon in the morning... so that made me happy.  I added Buttermilk for some tang, lots of vanilla for a punch, and a dash of nutmeg for depth of flavor.
Quick note, I am picky on my french toast and don't like when it is soggy or strong egg flavored so if you do like that, add more eggs and let it soak longer in the mixture.

Vanilla Buttermilk French Toast
makes about 8 slices


1/2 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. milk
2 eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla sugar*
2 vanilla pods
1 tsp. cinnamon (plus more for dusting)
dash of nutmeg
1 loaf of fresh French Bread

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Split both vanilla pods, remove beans, and place in bowl with pods.  Mix all ingredients together in the same bowl.
3. Cut 1" - 1 1/2" slices of the French Bread and dip them into mixture. Place onto hot buttered pan.
4. After each side is browned place a lid on the pan to steam the egg in the bread.  After a few minutes continue to flip the slices, and then transfer slices to oven to continue cooking.
5. Keep an eye on your french bread but after about 5-7 minutes it is ready to eat!

*For vanilla sugar you simply slice a few pods and put them in your sugar jar/container.  After a few weeks the pods break down and your sugar is infused with vanilla! It's our favorite.

4 comments:

janis said...

oh my, that looks delicious! beautifully styled, as well.

LSto125 said...

Stunning photos! It looks soo yummy!

Money in my Pocket said...

makes my mouth water just looking at the pictures!

kylie said...

this looks so divine and styled. mmmm.

ps - circus drawings = rad

 

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