My family all loves a good hardy French Toast. Believe it or not, fresh bread does not make the best french toast. You want your bread to be a little stale. I love the custard style egg mixture that you dip the bread in. It makes amazing french toast.
*1/2 cup heavy cream
*1/2 cup milk
*3 tablespoons honey, warmed up
*1/4 teaspoon salt
*1 teaspoon cinnamon
*1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
*1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
*8 slices stale bread, cut 1/2 -1 inch thick
*4 tablespoons butter
~Cut bread and let is air out for at least 1 hour.
~Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
~In a pie plate, whisk heavy cream, milk, warmed honey, eggs, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg & vanilla.
~Dip bread into egg mixture, and let soak for about 20-20 seconds per side.
~Place bread on the wire rack, to drip off excess egg mixture.
~Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet/griddle over medium-low heat.
~Place 2-4 slices of egg soaked bread into the skillet/griddle at a time.
~Cook approximately 2-3 minutes per side.
~Remove from pan and place on a cookie sheet.
~Keep in warm oven until all the french toast is made.
~Repeat until all of the bread has been cooked up.
~Serve hot with syrup or cinnamon sugar, top with whip cream if desired.