Sunday Morning French Toast
Posted by smith 10 years ago
6 to 8 large eggs  
3/4 c. heavy cream  
3/4 c. milk  
1 tsp vanilla  
1 tbsp honey  
zest of one orange  
pinch of salt  
1 loaf of sweet french bread, brioche or challah  
Crushed cornflakes (optional)  
Strawberries (optional)  
Powdered sugar (optional)  
If the bread is fresh, cut it into 1/2 inch slices and leave them standing to stale up a bit. If the loaf is already stale, just cut and use the morning of.  
Mix eggs (use six for a less eggy flavor in the finished toast), cream, milk, honey, vanilla, zest and salt to make a custard. Soak slices of bread for about a minute on each side. When bread is saturated, roll in crushed cornflakes, pressing a bit to help the cereal stick. Then cook on a 350-400 degree griddle for about three minutes on each side or until they spring back when pushed with a finger. Dust with powdered sugar, top with berries and serve.  
For an extra rich twist, don't use the griddle, but fry slices in batches in a mixture of 1 tbsp vegetable oil and 1 tbsp unsalted butter in a non-reactive skillet.  
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