• French Toast ft. March's Spice of the Month

March 01, 2018

Nutmeg is March's SPICE OF THE MONTH!

Nutmeg is a spice from the nutmeg tree, which is native to several Indonesian islands. Nutmeg has a warm, spicy aroma and flavour and can be used in sweet and savoury cooking - we hope you love cooking with it as much as we do! Check out our other great recipes this month that feature this great spice!

Nutmeg | Spice of the Month | Well Seasoned, a gourmet food store serving the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver area.

French Toast

Although this is an old school dish, there are several ways to elevate it: great bread, fresh nutmeg and extra egg yolks for richness. The kids will love it but the adults will truly appreciate it.

A Well Seasoned Recipe - Visit us in store on 64th Avenue, in Langley, BC

Ingredients

  • One 1-pound loaf unsliced bread, preferably challah, brioche, or another rich egg bread
  • 5 eggs plus 3 egg yolks
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • ½ cup plain Geek style yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, plus 1/8 teaspoon (available in store at Well Seasoned)
  • Butter for frying
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Maple syrup for serving (available in store at Well Seasoned)
Instructions:
  1. Cut the bread into thick slices a little shy of 1 inch and arrange the bread in a single layer in a 13-by-9-inch pan, using an additional 8-inch square pan if necessary.
  2. Whisk the eggs, egg yolks, and salt together in a medium bowl for 1 to 2 minutes, or until they are light, frothy, and completely smooth. (There should be no bits of egg or stringiness remaining, or you will have pieces of cooked egg on the toast.) Whisk in the half-and-half, yogurt, granulated sugar, and 2 teaspoons nutmeg until well blended. Pour the egg mixture over the bread. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight, carefully turning the bread once or twice if possible.
  3. When ready to cook, preheat an electric non-stick griddle to 350°F or heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Lightly brush the griddle or skillet with some butter and cook the bread in batches for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown on the outside but still soft in the center, turning once. Adjust the heat as necessary.
  4. While the bread is frying, stir together the powdered sugar and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg and put in a fine-mesh strainer. Sprinkle the hot French toast with the powdered sugar mixture and serve topped with maple syrup or preserves.



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