Friday, August 23, 2013

Day Old Italian Bread French Toast

On random weekdays, before work...I like to pretend it's the weekend and make french toast. Here is a version of the classic breakfast that I absolutely love. Hope you do too!


You'll Need:
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey, warmed in microwave for 20 seconds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 thick (1-inch) slices day-old italian bread loaf
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Confectioners Sugar (optional)

In medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, honey, and salt. You may do this the night before. When ready to cook, pour custard mixture into a pie pan and set aside.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Dip bread into mixture, allow to soak for 30 seconds on each side, and then remove to a cooling rack that is sitting in a sheet pan, and allow to sit for 1 to 2 minutes.

Over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a 10-inch nonstick saute pan. Place 2 slices of bread at a time into the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and place on rack in oven for 5 minutes. Repeat with all 8 slices. Sprinkle with cinnamon and powdered sugar, then serve immediately with maple syrup, whipped cream or fruit.

My mouth is watering! I love this recipe so much. You'll have to go grab that 49 cent day old bread today :)

- Sizza

1 comment:

  1. I love french toast, but I can't imagine how anyone has enough time before work to make this kind of breakfast! I am just not a morning person and wake up as late as possible.