Italian Style French Toast Recipe

 Italian French Toast?
The ingredients are very rich but if you want to treat yourself to a great Italian french toast, this is it. Sometimes you have to indulge. When we were growing up, we had a milkman. Mom would use some of the cream accumulated on the top of the milk in this recipe and sometimes even whip the cream to use as a garnish. Don't forget to pass the butter and real maple syrup.

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.

6 eggs
1/2 cup whole milk 1/2 cup heavy cream
pinch of cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon grated fresh orange peel
butter

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.

7 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Wow, yummy my friend!! Thank you for this great recipe..nice for a weekend breakfast too. Have a nice week.
FABBY

Federica said...

What a rich and tasty breakfast :) Bye, have a good week

Simona Mastantuono said...

looks so delicious

Greg said...

That French Toast looks delicious! I have never thought to add zest to it before.

Joanne said...

Now that's a talent: make something totally French turn Italian. I like it :)

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

This seems more like a yummy dessert than breakfast. What a treat!

Vincent Esposito said...

Panettone works great- http://thinking-with-your-stomach.blogspot.com/2013/01/panettone-french-toast.html?m=1