Saturday, November 5, 2011

carmalized honey french toast



On Sundays we frequently go to Marmalades, located at the Malibu Country Mart, for breakfast. I swear that they have the best french toast. My hubbys thinks that they use sourdough bread, so I started using it when making my french toast. The sourdough bread doesn't break apart when soaked in the egg and milk mixture like most breads do. The flavor of this french toast is rustic and sweet. You will feel like you are having breakfast in the French country side while eating it.
Photo of the Malibu Country Mart sign in Malibu
The Malibu Country Mart, located across the street from Malibu beach, provides high end shops, a movie theater and lots of eateries.  It's a great place to walk around, relax and enjoy the scenery. 

carmalized honey french toast

Ingredients:

1 round sourdough loaf.

3 thickly sliced pieces from the sourdough loaf. Approximately 1 ½ inches wide.

3 whole eggs

1 cup of milk

½ cup honey

1/18 plus a pinch of cinnamon

4 tablespoon of butter

Directions:
Cut the 3 thick slices of bread and then cut each slice in half, for a total of 6 pieces
In a 9 x 13 pan, add eggs, milk and pinch of cinnamon, beat to blend
Add bread slices to pan, turning once to making sure both sides are covered with the egg mixture
Let soak 3 minutes on each side
In a small bowl, mix honey and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and place aside
Heat up a large frying pan and melt 2 tablespoons of butter until froth
Place all 6 slices of bread in the frying pan and cook for 2 minutes
Turn over the bread slices and add the remaining butter to pan. Cook for 2 minutes
Increase heat , then using a teaspoon , drizzle the honey over each of the bread slices and turn over
Repeat on other side. This will result in caramelizing the honey. Bread slices should be a golden brown.
Remove and sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with syrup

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