Bastille Day / Week – French Toast
Ah! Now isn’t that something that everyone loves?
Great French toast requires little. And most of us have made it successfully. It requires great bread like the Sturdiwheat baguette and a flavored custard. You must have great bread to make great French toast. If you haven’t tried the Sturdiwheat baguette mix, PLEASE do so. It is a great product. If you are planning ahead and if the bread is very fresh, slice diagonally (3/4 – 1 1/2 inch your choice) and let it air dry overnight. Make a custard – of your favorite flavor. (Try 1 cup half and half, 3 eggs, a bit of salt, 1/2 tsp each vanilla and orange extract. If you don’t have orange extract, substitute 1 T orange juice concentrate.) I love this combination of vanilla and orange. Remember the Dreamsicle? Creamsicle? Yep! There you have it. This will please your family and friends. Oooos and Ahhhhhs will be sung around the table. Dip each side of the Sturdiwheat slices into the custard for 30 seconds each side. Set aside and let rest for a few minutes.
At this point you may fry it as usual. But Hey! Who wants to be frying loads of French Toast when everyone is waiting. Bake it. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees – Butter a baking sheet. Put the slices on the baking sheet and Bake for 45 minutes or until it is browned to your liking. The toast will be puffy when you remove it from the oven, but will flatten shortly.
Make it extra special. Serve with your favorite creative accompaniments.
Oh yes – For a really easy morning, make the custard the night before.
Sturdiwheat – Helping make you the star in the kitchen.