French Toast

I noticed that there was a loaf of leftover Challah on the kitchen table and I didn’t feel like just eating it plain with some jelly. So instead I figured I could make french toast.

Here are the ingredients needed for this recipe:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. white sugar
  • 10-12 thick slices bread

Step 1: In a large bowl, add the flour.

Step 2: Slowly whisk in the milk, until no lumps.

Step 3: Whisk in the salt, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract and sugar until smooth.

Step 4: Soak bread slices in mixture until saturated, 3-5 minutes.

Step 5: Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium heat.

Step 6: Cook bread on each side until golden brown. Serve hot. (I topped mine with the Crème anglaise)


Crème Anglaise

I wasn’t sure what to do with the leftover heavy cream in the refrigerator and I didn’t want to waste it. So I figured I could make a sweet sauce out of it for a bread pudding or sticky buns. Crème anglaise, French for “English cream”, is a light pouring custard used as a dessert cream or sauce. It is a mix of sugar, egg yolks and hot milk, often flavored with vanilla.

Here are the ingredients needed for this recipe:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. sugar

Step 1: In a small saucepan, heat the cream and vanilla over medium-low heat until bubbles form around the edges. (Do not boil)

Step 2: While the cream is heating, in a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until smooth.

Step 3: While whisking the egg yolks, slowly pour 1/4 cup of the hot cream into the egg yolks.

Step 4: Gradually add the egg mixture into the remaining cream, whisking the cream constantly.

Step 5: Continue cooking and stirring until the sauce coats the back of a spoon.

Step 6: Strain sauce and serve either warm or cold over sweet bread or alone.