Eggnog French Toast
Things have been going well at home. Steve’s been out of school for three weeks, which gave us time to adjust to having two children, a lot of time to get organized, and amazingly enough I’ve had lots of opportunity to play in the kitchen. Some people go golfing to blow off steam. I pull out my mixer.
I’ve got about five recipes that need to be posted, and I decided to start with this one. I should have posted it in December, but I figured there might still be some eggnog sitting around. (Not at our house. I was lucky to have enough for this.) I don’t care to drink eggnog by itself, but I like things that have eggnog or eggnogish flavor in them. Like these.
I was in the grocery store a few weeks ago, and I overheard one of those “food ideas for the holidays” clips that was on a TV monitor over by the milk. They were talking about using leftover eggnog in French toast. I stopped dead in my tracks because 1) that sounded really good to me and 2) I had forgotten that Steve asked me to pick some up. The idea of using eggnog in French toast was stuck in my head, so I grabbed a loaf of crusty sourdough bread on my way out. I’m so glad I did because the sourdough bread was perfect with the eggnog flavor. We loved this. I was sad we didn’t have more eggnog to make it again.
an original recipe by Natalie, inspired by grocery store advertising
1/2 c eggnog
1/4 c milk
cinnamon (to your liking)
slices of crusty sourdough bread (any thick, crusty bread will do)
butter (to coat the pan)
Whisk together eggs, eggnog, milk, and cinnamon in a shallow dish. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and coat with a little butter. Lay a slice of bread in the dish and let it soak for 30 seconds on each side. Place soaked bread into the skillet and cook 3-5 minutes, flipping halfway through, until both sides are golden brown and bread is no longer soggy to the touch.
Serve covered with warm maple syrup. Makes 2-3 servings.
1. I bought one of those sourdough rounds and it made four large slices.
2. If you use softer bread, don’t soak it for as long.