TWICE DIPPED FRENCH TOAST WITH CARAMELIZED BANANAS
- Cooking Time: 20-25
- Servings: 6-8 Toasts
- Preparation Time: 20-25
- For French Toast Batter
- 1 loaf prepared Dassant Classic Beer Bread - cut into 8 slices
- 4 large eggs
- 3/4 cup half and half
- 1/4 cup Grand Marnier® (Or other orange-flavored liqueur or frozen orange juice concentrate)
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon orange zest - grated
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons butter
- For Caramelized Bananas
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup dark rum
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 3 bananas, cut diagonal into 1/3-inch thick slices
For French Toast Batter
Combine eggs, half and half, Grand Marnier®, granulated sugar, orange zest, and vanilla extract in shallow mixing bowl and whisk together.
Dip each bread slice into batter allowing to soak for about 30 seconds.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 bread slices and grill slightly until egg mixture is sealed to bread- approximately 30 seconds each side.
Dip the bread back in egg mixture, coating each side.
Place in skillet and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining slices.
For Caramelized Bananas
Slice bananas diagonally. Combine 2 tablespoons butter and brown sugar in large skillet over medium-high heat.
Stir until sugar dissolves and bubbles. Add lemon and rum; simmering until mixture thickens, about 3 to 4 minutes.
Add bananas and cook until glazed and caramelized, about 1 minute.
Keep on low heat until all French toast is done cooking.
Website Credit: http://www.dassant.com/recipe/70/simple-recipe-french-toast