Sunday, November 28, 2010

Butterscotch French Toast

I never use a recipe for French toast. I suppose if I made the fancy baked and filled variety, I would need one, but I'm always making basic French toast....a few eggs, some milk, stale bread, yada, yada, yada.... Today, though, I thought I'd gussy it up a little. Good thing, too, for I found out that today is National French Toast Day! Who knew?

I actually thought about French toast a few days ago when I made a couple more loaves of my Orange Glazed Sweet Potato Breakfast Braid (more on that recipe later...I'm going to be in a cook-off next week with it!). One loaf was tucked away to dry out a little...perfect for French toast.


Just slice up a loaf of day old egg bread or raisin bread. apple cinnamon bread would be good here, too!

I used about 3/4 of a loaf for this batch. Cut some nice thick slices.

We start out with three eggs and a little cinnamon (about 1/2 teaspoon). I usually put in a tablespoon of sugar. This time I made it brown sugar. Goes better with the butterscotch theme. :)

Of course, we need some milk. I put in 3/4 cup, using 1/2 cup skim and 1/4 cup heavy cream. If I'd had whole milk, I would have used that. secret ingredient...Butterscotch Schnapps. I put in a tablespoon.

Just whip it all together, with a pinch of salt, in a shallow bowl, soak the bread slices, and fry them up in a hot pan with a little butter melted in it. I don't think we need visuals for that part.

Seriously, these are sweet really doesn't need syrup.


But, what the heck? I've got some leftover fruit compote from Thanksgiving. It adds a little color.

Great way to use up that stale bread, n'est pas?


  1. Oui! Oui! Mouth watering for sure! I like that little 'kick' too..

  2. oh wow...I don't know where to begin! the bread looks fabulous (can't wait to hear about it)...and butterscotch schnapps? Now we're talking!

  3. Hayırlı haftalar, Çok leziz, çok besleyici ve iştah açıcı olmuş ellerinize, emeğinize sağlık.


  4. I just got all tingly inside! I might have to request this recipe soon!

  5. You had me at French Toast and then with butterscotch schnapps? Gotta be a delicious sweet treat to wake up to and a picker upper! :)