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Old 20-06-2015, 02:23   #1
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Post French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

G'day Gents & Ladies,
I've got a long, fun filled delivery for & with a friend pending. And am looking for some new, & delicious, French Toast recipes for said trip.
I mean, heck, without good food, what's the point of sailing?
Oh yeah, sometimes sailing is the point. Well, no bother. Some smokin hot-n-delicious ways to start the day are still needed. So if you've got an awesome French Toast recipe, then by all means, please share it.
Complexities, & ingredient obscurities be damned!

And... for part 2 of this Breakfast Challenge, I'll be back with another, different recipe type, request quite soon.
So (please) warm up your wee hours cookbooks, as... Breakfast's good any time of day, by my reckonings anyway.... As was well demonstrated to me by... well, I'll both ask & tell ya later.
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Old 20-06-2015, 03:22   #2
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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

UNCIVILIZED,

Probably the best French Toast I ever had follows this construct:

First, good sourdough bread

Second, to dip it in, beaten egg, milk, a pinch of salt, some baking powder, and the grated zest of an orange, then add some cinnamon. Adjust amounts for numbers of persons.

Fry up some bacon, drain bacon. Reserve bacon fat. (Sorry guys!) Use the reserved bacon fat to fry the dipped toast.

It should come out crispy, delicous, and you can use either 100 % maple syrup with it or powdered sugar. To one's taste.

The more eggs in the batter, the more filling it is.


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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

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"Complexities, & ingredient obscurities be damned!"
OK, I'll rise to the challenge .
Music on to start with, skimpy clothes, petite frilly apron and good rhythm essential. This is a task definitely best left to the cutest crew members . There is a good YouTube example somewhere of this.

Ingredients:
Several slices of day old artisanal bread sliced about 1.5-2 cm thick. Not just any old bread - this is the make or break ingredient in French Toast. Above all don't even think of going near commercial sliced loaves . Ann is right about the sourdough.
2 eggs, freshly laid by content free roaming chooks (Greek ones foraging under olive groves lay good eggs)
1 teaspoon sugar
cup whole milk, Jersey cow
tsp cinnamon, freshly ground (Hario coffee grinder is perfect for this task)
teaspoon homemade vanilla extract (Madagascan pods soaked in Tanqueray gin for a couple of months and filtered)

Method:
- Beat eggs, sugar, milk, cinnamon & vanilla very lightly with a fork (don't over mix)
- Place one of the slices of bread into the egg mixture
- Press very slightly to let it soak up the liquid
- Turn and repeat. The bread must be moistened all the way through, but not saturated or soggy
- Over medium flame, heat a non-stick pan and add a dash of butter
- Gently brown both sides until golden
- Avoid being distracted (most challenging part)
- Serve topped with freshly picked sun-kissed blueberries, pure maple syrup and a dollop of clotted King Island cream.

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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

Ingredients:

12 beers
1 bottle brandy
1 bottle of wine.

Method.
Drink the beers. Find 4 eggs. Toss them into a bowl.
Drink a glass of red wine.
Drink 4 shots of Brandy.

Find bread, rip the middle out, dip in eggs,eat it.

Drink more red wine.
Drink 4 shots of brandy.

Will keep you happy and content all day.

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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

Recipe? Wots a recipe?.... just need a good cook.....
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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

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OK, I'll rise to the challenge .
Music on to start with, skimpy clothes, petite frilly apron and good rhythm essential. This is a task definitely best left to the cutest crew members . There is a good YouTube example somewhere of this.

Ingredients:
Several slices of day old artisanal bread sliced about 1.5-2 cm thick. Not just any old bread - this is the make or break ingredient in French Toast. Above all don't even think of going near commercial sliced loaves . Ann is right about the sourdough.
2 eggs, freshly laid by content free roaming chooks (Greek ones foraging under olive groves lay good eggs)
1 teaspoon sugar
cup whole milk, Jersey cow
tsp cinnamon, freshly ground (Hario coffee grinder is perfect for this task)
teaspoon homemade vanilla extract (Madagascan pods soaked in Tanqueray gin for a couple of months and filtered)

Method:
- Beat eggs, sugar, milk, cinnamon & vanilla very lightly with a fork (don't over mix)
- Place one of the slices of bread into the egg mixture
- Press very slightly to let it soak up the liquid
- Turn and repeat. The bread must be moistened all the way through, but not saturated or soggy
- Over medium flame, heat a non-stick pan and add a dash of butter
- Gently brown both sides until golden
- Avoid being distracted (most challenging part)
- Serve topped with freshly picked sun-kissed blueberries, pure maple syrup and a dollop of clotted King Island cream.

SWL
Think I'll settle for "sailors' eyes"

Heat oil in frying pan
make 2" diam hole in bit of stale bread ( remove furry bits first )
Place in frying pan
Break egg into hole in bread
Cook
Serve
Eat
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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

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OK, I'll rise to the challenge .
Music on to start with, skimpy clothes, petite frilly apron and good rhythm essential. This is a task definitely best left to the cutest crew members . There is a good YouTube example somewhere of this.

Ingredients:
Several slices of day old artisanal bread sliced about 1.5-2 cm thick. Not just any old bread - this is the make or break ingredient in French Toast. Above all don't even think of going near commercial sliced loaves . Ann is right about the sourdough.
2 eggs, freshly laid by content free roaming chooks (Greek ones foraging under olive groves lay good eggs)
1 teaspoon sugar
cup whole milk, Jersey cow
tsp cinnamon, freshly ground (Hario coffee grinder is perfect for this task)
teaspoon homemade vanilla extract (Madagascan pods soaked in Tanqueray gin for a couple of months and filtered)

Method:
- Beat eggs, sugar, milk, cinnamon & vanilla very lightly with a fork (don't over mix)
- Place one of the slices of bread into the egg mixture
- Press very slightly to let it soak up the liquid
- Turn and repeat. The bread must be moistened all the way through, but not saturated or soggy
- Over medium flame, heat a non-stick pan and add a dash of butter
- Gently brown both sides until golden
- Avoid being distracted (most challenging part)
- Serve topped with freshly picked sun-kissed blueberries, pure maple syrup and a dollop of clotted King Island cream.

SWL
Seaworthy Lass,
So far your recipe Rocks The House. Primarily as I WOULD get distracted, & it'd be my Duty to nibble on the cute cook's neck ~ probably far more than anything else she was making.
- Ah, such a tragedy... Not!

And Ann, the cinnamon & orange bit is a staple in any French Toast recipe in my book. Plus, you both have it right in using premium quality bread.

I ran across a recipe on another forum where Kaluha was one of the primary ingredients in the marinade. I'll have to go & hunt that one down, as it sounded delicious. As did the Expresso the poster/chef described to go with it.

So... THANKS GUYS! Keep'em coming.

PS: With "recipes" like these, including the cute chef, I'm thinking that were looking at combinations where I "drag" the chef back to bed, to burn off the decadent, delish' b'fast. Not at all a bad thing in my book
Now who can I seduce. Er, recruit, for this position on this pending voyage? Hints, tips, volunteers?
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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

No mention of nutmeg?

Add a pinch to the batter or sprinkle some on top. Very nice.
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There is only one thing you need for toast:

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/...armite-007.jpg

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There is only one thing you need for toast:
Marmite on French toast!!

Back to the Brandy!!

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Recipe? Wots a recipe?.... just need a good cook.....
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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

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OK, I'll rise to the challenge .
Music on to start with, skimpy clothes, petite frilly apron and good rhythm essential. This is a task definitely best left to the cutest crew members . There is a good YouTube example somewhere of this.

Ingredients:
Several slices of day old artisanal bread sliced about 1.5-2 cm thick. Not just any old bread - this is the make or break ingredient in French Toast. Above all don't even think of going near commercial sliced loaves . Ann is right about the sourdough.
2 eggs, freshly laid by content free roaming chooks (Greek ones foraging under olive groves lay good eggs)
1 teaspoon sugar
cup whole milk, Jersey cow
tsp cinnamon, freshly ground (Hario coffee grinder is perfect for this task)
teaspoon homemade vanilla extract (Madagascan pods soaked in Tanqueray gin for a couple of months and filtered)

Method:
- Beat eggs, sugar, milk, cinnamon & vanilla very lightly with a fork (don't over mix)
- Place one of the slices of bread into the egg mixture
- Press very slightly to let it soak up the liquid
- Turn and repeat. The bread must be moistened all the way through, but not saturated or soggy
- Over medium flame, heat a non-stick pan and add a dash of butter
- Gently brown both sides until golden
- Avoid being distracted (most challenging part)
- Serve topped with freshly picked sun-kissed blueberries, pure maple syrup and a dollop of clotted King Island cream.

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I like to squash the bread in a waffle iron. Nutmeg is preferred. I use sour cream with the milk & eggs. Serve with drizzled chocolate syrup.
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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

If you can get bagels...

Slice a thin layer off the top and bottom of the bagel, then slice it in half like normal. (Eat the thin slices or feed the fishes).
Mix up your egg/milk mixture as normal, adding your favorite flavorings as suggested by other posters here, or just let the flavor of the bagel predominate.
Soak each side extra long, as bagels are dense and will soak up the liquid slowly.
Fry up in a bit of butter, a bit more slowly on a lower fire than normal cause they are dense. (Yay, butter is OK and margarine kills, so says the FDA!)

Top with whatever turns you on.

Delicious chewiness of bagels enhanced with deliciousness of french toastiness
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Re: French Toast Recipes Needed. "The Breakfast Challenge"

Ann and swl both have great recipes, mine is in the middle. Definitely keep the orange zest, large navel oranges if possible. Artisan breads a day or two old, but cut an inch thick. Baguette cut on an angle works great. Long dip in 50/50 egg and milk mix(with zest, pure Mexican vanilla) fry in oil of choice. I like veg oil to not overpower taste but bacon grease is never a bad choice.sprinkle top with cinnamon and sugar before you flip it to slightly caramelize. Top with maple syrup and fresh strawberries. Adding whipped cream if you can handle the calories;-)
I have had apple and caramel stuffed French toast before that was amazing,but have not recreated it myself
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