We make this on Christmas morning and as we buy and receive lots of candied citrus cake--panettone--we make it for guests over many holiday weekend brunches. The recipe is equally delicious prepared with thick-sliced brioche or challah bread. We serve this with a petite smoked ham, sausage patties, or bacon.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
4 pieces
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Custard:
Toast:

Directions

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  • In a large shallow dish, whisk up the eggs, salt, half-and-half, vanilla, almond extract, sugar, and nutmeg.

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  • Heat a large griddle over medium heat.

  • In a small pan, melt the butter. In a small pot, gently warm the syrup with the cinnamon.

  • Paint the griddle with the butter. Soak 4 slices of bread at a time in the egg mixture, turning and draining off the excess. Cook each slice slowly for 7 to 8 minutes, turning occasionally, until deeply golden. Remove to a wire rack-lined baking sheet and repeat with the remaining 4 slices of bread.

  • Brush the toast with melted butter and serve, spooning the warm syrup over the top.

Cook's Notes:

You can use heavy cream instead of half-and-half.

Substitute 1 cup honey for the maple syrup if desired.

From the book "RACHAEL RAY 50: Memories and Meals from a Sweet and Savory Life" by Rachael Ray. Copyright (c) 2019 by Rachael Ray. Published by Ballantine Book, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Nutrition Facts

504 calories; protein 7g; carbohydrates 71.2g; fat 22.8g; cholesterol 183.3mg; sodium 413.5mg. Full Nutrition
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