Thursday, March 12, 2009
French Toast to Die for (almost literally)
Every year for my friend's birthday, her husband makes this french toast. It is slightly time intensive, and richer than you can imagine with its caramel syrup, chocolate, and whipping cream. That said, it is also an amazing culinary delight that can generally only be handled once a year!
1 loaf french bread - cut 1 to 1 1/2" thick
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 T. cinnamon (combine with sugar so that it doesn't clump)
1/4 c. vanilla (that's not a typo)
1 1/2 t. almond flavoring
1/2 pint heavy whipping cream
Mix and pour mixture over the bread, and then turn a couple of times to coat well. Put in refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or over night. Heat griddle to 350-375*. Grease with butter, and fry toast 5 minutes per side.
1 pound brown sugar
1/2 pound butter
1 t. maple flavoring
1 pint heavy whipping cream
Bring ingredients to a boil. Boil while stirring constantly for 2-5 minutes. Turn off and allow to cool for a few minutes.
Place a french toast hot from the griddle onto a plate. Sprinkle finely grated chocolate over the toast, and then top with caramel syrup, and whipped cream.