Piping Hot French Toast
Servings: 4 Total Time: 15 Minutes
6 large eggs
3/4 cup low-fat milk
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons honey
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Heaping 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 loaf day old challah, brioche or other good bread sliced 3/4-inch thick
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Set wire rack on baking sheet and set aside.
In a large baking dish, whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, honey, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
Place half of the sliced bread in the custard and let soak, flipping occasionally, until saturated but not falling apart, 1-2 minutes depending on how moist you like your French toast.
Heat 1-1/2 tablespoons butter and 1-1/2 tablespoons oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Cook the first batch of soaked bread until golden brown, 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer to the wire rack and place in the oven to keep warm while cooking the remaining bread. Wipe the skillet clean with paper towels. Soak and fry the remaining bread, using butter and oil as necessary, until it’s all cooked. Serve hot with maple syrup or honey. Add your favorite fruit to top it with.