We have a wonderful bakery here in Juneau: Wild Oven. Their breads are perfect for all sorts of sandwiches and dishes. I particularly like making French Toast with their Country French and Many Raisins breads. This weekend, as a treat for my favorite munchkin, I made French toast with a lovely maple cinnamon toast sprinkle from Summit Spice and Tea (an Anchorage specialty store).
4 medium thick slices of French bread
1/2 cup whole milk
1 tablespoon toast sprinkle (cinnamon, maple sugar, brown sugar, cardamom)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter
sliced strawberries, maple syrup, etc. to garnish
How I Made It
Lay the slices of bread in a shallow baking dish.
In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and milk together. Then pour the egg mixture over the bread. Let the slices soak for 5 minutes. Turn them over, spoon the egg mixture over the top, and let soak another 5 minutes.
(This is a great time to wash and slice your berries.)
Heat the butter over medium-high heat. Brown the bread in the butter, cooking about 3-4 minutes on each side. Note that if your bread has lots of nooks and crannies, you’ll need to be sure that all of the egg mixture has cooked through on each side.
Serve hot, with berries and syrup. Serves 2.
How It Turned Out