Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Baguette French Toast

French toast is the kind of breakfast you have on a sunny Sunday morning where the only thing on your to-do list is carbs. This version fancies things up a bit with a little fresh flair. 




Ingredients
  • 1 baguette
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon amaretto
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Butter or oil for frying
  • Agave nectar
  • Sliced fresh fruit or berries for garnish
Directions:


Slice baguette alternating in a pattern of straight across and at an angle so you get large triangle-like shapes that stand up on their own (see photo)

In a shallow mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, amaretto and cinnamon. Dip baguette slices in egg mixture and cook on medium high heat --if you don't have a griddle, you can use a hot frying pan with a bit of butter. Once they are golden brown on all sides, and a bit firmer to the touch, remove from heat.

Arrange the finished pieces on plates so that they resemble a crown, and place berries inside the crown and around the plate. Drizzle with agave nectar and enjoy!

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