Post by Alison Hein.
Please forgive me! I purchased too much eggnog this holiday season. Last year, we went through it like water so I wanted to be prepared. Don’t get me wrong – I absolutely adore eggnog (see the recent Eggnog Waffles post. The trouble is, with too much eggnog on hand and not enough milk, I was forced to concoct another once-a-year holiday breakfast treat – Eggnog French Toast.
Rich and golden, eggy and sweet, it only takes a few minutes to prepare enough for your whole family. This thick, yellow batter works best with stale bread – allow it to sit for a few minutes to fully absorb the pure eggnog flavors. If you like, sprinkle in a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg, for holiday cookie-like flair. Cook the bread somewhat slowly (medium-low heat) and you’ll achieve an all-over golden brown glow on your French toast. Start off the new year right and let the kids help on this one – it’s super easy and almost foolproof. Your children will delight in creating this egg-a-licious meal.
So, if you didn’t try the recent waffle recipe, and find yourself (like me) with an overabundance of eggnog in your fridge, perhaps you might whip up a batch of Eggnog French toast for a lazy New Year’s Day breakfast in bed.
Happy New Year!
1 cup eggnog
Dash of cinnamon (optional)
8 slices day-old bread
2 to 4 tablespoons butter
In large, shallow bowl, whisk together eggnog and eggs. Stir in cinnamon. Dip bread slices into the eggnog mixture, turning once to completely saturate. If bread is very hard, let it soak in the eggnog mixture for a few minutes until softened. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in heavy skillet. Add soaked bread slices and cook over medium to medium-low heat, turning once, until golden and cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add more butter as needed. Remove from pan and serve warm with real maple syrup.
Makes 4 servings.