Tuesday, December 3, 2013

FFWD ~ Sugar-Crusted French Toast

FFWD~Sugar-Crusted French Toast

 My new “go to” French Toast
Here it is Tuesday, and I’m finally getting around to posting my FFWD Sugar-Crusted French Toast recipe. Better late than never!  I really wish I had made this wonderful French Toast while my grandsons were still in town. I’m sure they would have loved this one!  How could they not? Challah or brioche soaked in a rich custard, made with cream, milk, eggs, egg yolks, vanilla, and of course sugar.

I have been making French Toast since I was about twelve years old. However, I have never made such a rich, decadent version.  Dorie’s Sugar-Crusted French Toast was quite special. As the name suggests, it is crusted in sugar.  Sprinkling sugar in the skillet over the melted butter, then placing the custard soaked bread over it, browning it slowly. Then sprinkling more sugar over the top before flipping it over. It’s made with a rich challah or brioche bread, preferable to whatever left over bread you have in the house.  Lastly, it has a lot of cream and eggs. Much more than I’ve ever used for my standard version of French Toast. I’ve always added cinnamon to mine but this one relies on vanilla for it’s wonderful flavor.  It was incredible!  Leave it to the French to know all about French Toast!! Go figure.
My husband and I enjoyed this scrumptious French Toast, after our morning walk.  It was a good thing we walked first.  It didn’t seem quite as sinful!  This one rates a 10!!  I think I just found my new "go-to" French Toast recipe.

 We loved this one! I used Challah, and served it without syrup.  It was definitely sweet enough.

Dorie’s recipe for Sugar-Crusted French Toast can be found on Epicurious. The only difference is the recipe on Epicurious calls for all milk, and the one in the book calls for roughly half milk and half cream. 


Rich, decadent and custardy….leave it to the French!



17 comments:

  1. OMGosh, these are FAB! so gonna make some again tonight for supper!

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  2. O my...this is so rich and irresistible!

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  3. wow, french toast looks pretty good this morning-I will have to try this recipe for my grandchildren -they would love this ;)

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  4. That looks amazing...and perfect for Christmas morning!

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  5. We really enjoyed this French Toast at my house also. The next time your grandsons come to visit you'll have your breakfast menu planned. They will love it:)

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  6. It brightened my day to see your Post show up on my Facebook feed this morning. I did suspect that you had a houseful of family this past holiday week-end. You're correct that this is sinful but it will take more than one brisk walk to wear off those calories, Kathy. LOL My Mom's French toast was a bit plainer, of course, but our family loved the Sundays when she made it. This is certainly a dressed-up version of that and I am glad you enjoyed it. Me, too.

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  7. Glad you made this one! All caught up!

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  8. This looks just fabulous Kathy. I can imagine that sugar crust adding an amazing touch to it!

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  9. Oh my heavens, Kathy! Your description alone has me longing for this custardy sinful French Toast. I would need three walks to eat up those calories but hey, it's Winter around here and it's better to put on some "padding" isn't it???

    Thank you so much for sharing, Kathy...Indescribably delicious looking, lol...

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  10. Glad and Bill enjoyed this one, too! Gorgeous photos!!!

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  11. I love this one! love french too Kathy, decadent and delicious!!!

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  12. It's funny how sometimes you forget about the foods you loved best growing up. One of my favorites was when my mom would make me french toast. Your version sounds wonderful and comforting. I need to make this again. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. Even your description was decadent Kathy! I do think you have convinced me to try this--perhaps when my older girls are home from school. I'll have to take a walk that morning too!

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  14. This is definitely not my mom's French toast :-)
    I love the way you plated it. Sounds like you had a great holiday!

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  15. This really is a decadent and super delicious French Toast, Kathy! Love it:)

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  16. I've made this a couple of times but haven't blogged it. Sometimes the blogging seems too hard; guess I get lazy! Glad you guys enjoyed it as much as did. You're right that a walk first helps with the guilt.

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  17. Beautiful presentation! This was a rich recipe, but worth it.

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