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THE BEST FRENCH TOAST

Ingredients

  • 4 slices Italian bread
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 C heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • butter
  • confectioner's sugar for dusting
  • maple syrup
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I can’t even believe this was the first time I ever even attempted to make French Toast. Perfection, all the way around! As you may know by now, I am not always traditional when it comes to creating my recipes. Love doing things just a bit different and sometimes, with a little spin.

Typically, French toast is make with Challah bread, Brioche, and sometimes Sourdough..not mine! I ventured into my favorite Italian store yesterday, Delallo, and bought a loaf of their freshly baked Talonica bread. Think a big crusty bread, with just the perfect about of holes…OMG! Guess what? You can order online from Delallo by clicking here! Be sure to check out all of their amazing products! This bread created the best French Toast!

Yearning for more breakfast or brunch ideas? Check out my recipe for Eggs Benedict and Japanese Soufflé Pancakes!

a loaf of Italian bread for the best french toast

I should probably tell you about my other little spin…I cooked up some bacon and used a bit of the leftover bacon fat to fry up the French Toast…there…I said it, and did it…and it was freaking amazing!

three pieces of the best french toast

As mentioned above, I had cooked up a pound of bacon earlier and reserved the bacon fat because I knew I wanted to use the fat to fry up the French Toast. You can substitute any other oil, or even butter…not sure why you would…but you can! HaHa! Heat up fat in a nonstick skillet or cast iron pan.

bacon fat on a nonstick skillet

In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, vanilla, and cinnamon.

Take a slice of bread and soak….coating all sides. Place on skillet and brown on both sides. Repeat for remaining slices.

two slices of french toast frying in a nonstick skillet

To serve, butter each piece of French Toast, top with a dusting of confectioner’s sugar, a drizzling of maple syrup and a side of crispy bacon! You can even add fresh fruit. ENJOY!

three pieces of the best french toast

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