Italian Style French Toast Recipe
Italian Style French Toast Recipe You will need a 1-lb whole loaf sliced by hand and thick ( cut 2 to 3 inch thick sliced) should be day old bread not fresh
suggestions: Italian, egg bread, panettone, ciabatta, cuban bread, french bread stick, brioche.
1/2 cup whole milk 1/2 cup heavy cream
pinch of cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon grated fresh orange peel
In a large baking square deep dish, whisk the eggs, cream, cinnamon, vanilla and peel together.
Lay the bread slices in the dish and let soak for 5 minutes.
Using a griddle heated on medium, melt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter. Place the Italian French toast on the griddle and cook 3 minutes on each side or golden brown.
Serve with real maple syrup, honey, fresh ricotta cheese, mascarpone cheese or jam. Garnish with whipped cream if you prefer. You can sprinkle pecans on top or chocolate chips too for a real treat.