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French toast topped with berry sauce on a white plate.

Drunk French Toast

  • Yield: 4 slices 1x

Ingredients

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  • 4 thick slices challah bread (about 1-1.5? thick)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. whiskey
  • 2 tsp. rum
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Blackberry Rum Sauce

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the milk, half and half, vanilla, cinnamon, whiskey, and rum. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together salt, sugar, egg yolks, and egg. Whisk this mixture pretty vigorously for about 5 minutes, or until the egg yolks have lightened a bit in color.
  3. Remove your milk mixture from the heat and temper it into your egg mixture by whisking it a a little at a time into the eggs, until you’ve added about half of the milk mixture. Add the remainder of the hot liquid and whisk until combined.
  4. Return the egg and milk mixture to your saucepan and put it back on the stove over low heat. Heat it, stirring frequently, until it has thickened a bit and will coat the back of a spoon, about 4 minutes. Remove the custard from the heat.
  5. Dip the challah slices into the custard and soak for about 30 seconds on each side. When the slices have been evenly coated with the custard, place them on a preheated skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  6. Serve hot and top with blackberry rum sauce and a sprinkling of powdered sugar.