Mother's Day recipe: How to make French Toast

May 04, 2010

French Toast and Monte Cristo

FOR FRENCH TOAST:

Makes: 8 slices

1 cup half and half

3 large eggs

2 tablespoons warm honey

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

8 slices stale bread

1 splash Galliano

In mixing bowl, whisk together the half and half, eggs, honey, Galliano and salt. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Dip bread into custard mixture and soak for about 30 seconds on each side and then allow excess custard to drip of on a wire rack for several minutes prior to cooking.

Over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a 10-inch non-stick skillet and cook until golden brown on each side.

Remove from pan and place on wire rack in the oven for 5 minutes. Serve immediately with maple syrup, fresh fruit or whipped cream

Nutrition information

Per serving: 148 calories, 6 grams fat, 3 grams saturated fat, 5 grams protein, 18 grams carbohydrate, 1 gram fiber, 90 milligrams cholesterol, 269 milligrams sodium

FOR MONTE CRISTO:

Once French toast is brown on both sides, use two pieces to make a Monte Cristo.

Between the slices of browned French toast layer several slices of ham and Gruyere (Swiss) or marscapone cheese and a little fruit jam or jelly. Place in oven until cheese melts and slice into triangles dusted with powdered sugar.

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