My first Christmas back in the US last year I went a little crazy and over dosed on eggnog. This year I did better and only bought 2 cartons. Eggnog has gained in popularity in the UK but it’s the homemade variety and is often served a little too boozy for my liking.
I like the sweet creaminess of the kind that’s already made. If you have any leftover nog hanging around in the back of the fridge use up all your leftovers for a new year’s breakfast treat!
This is the best french toast I’ve ever made. I think it tastes better since I let the egg mixture soak for a full 10 minutes rather than giving it a quick drench. I also used homemade brioche that I made in my bread maker (it was so good but the recipe is a little tricky).
The recipe is from the new Back in the Day: Made with Love cookbook.
1 1/2 cups eggnog
1 tbs vanilla
2 tsp orange zest
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
6 slices crusty bread (I used a homemade brioche loaf)
4 tbs unsalted butter
1/4 cup olive oil
Powdered sugar, for dusting
- In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, eggnog, vanilla, orange zest, cinnamon, nutemg and salt.
- Place the bread in a single layer in a large baking dish. Pour the egg mixture over the bread and leave to soak for 10 to 15 minutes. Flip the bread over so both sides are soaked.
- In a heavy bottomed skillet heat half the butter and olive oil over medium heat until it begins to sizzle. Place 3 slices in and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
- Place the rest of the butter in the skillet and cook the remaining bread. Serve with maple syrup and dusted with powdered sugar.
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