Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
Banana Fosters French Toast (care of My Friend’s Bakery)
For The French Toast ~ 6 slices Challah bread (or bread of your choice), 2 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, pinch of salt, butter (for frying)
For The Banana Caramel Syrup ~
1/4 cup butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed, 3 tablespoons whipping (heavy) cream, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 4 tablespoons dark rum (optional), 2 bananas, thickly sliced
For The French Toast ~ In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, sugar, and salt. Set aside. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add a pat of butter to the pan to melt. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture until the bread has soaked up some of the liquid. Flip the bread and repeat on the other side. Add the soaked bread to the frying pan. Fry for 2 – 3 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of your bread, until golden brown.
For the Banana Caramel Syrup ~ In a pot, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the brown sugar and whisk gently to combine. Once the butter and sugar are incorporated together, stop whisking and let the mixture come to a low boil. Without stirring, let the sugar mixture boil for 2 minutes. Slowly add the whipping cream and whisk to combine. Stir in the cinnamon and vanilla. Add the rum and banana slices. Cook for 45 seconds to 1 minute or until the bananas begin to soften, but you don’t want them to turn mushy. Spoon the bananas and caramel syrup directly over the french toast. Serve immediately.