5 Farm Fresh eggs
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 t vanilla extract
1 t ground cinnamon
1 cup heavy cream
thick sliced, sourdough bread
non-stick pan spray
Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl.
Heat cast iron skillet or saute pan to medium.
Spray cooking pan with pan spray.
Dip slice of bread into batter, allow excess to drip off back into bowl.
Lay dipped bread into heated pan and cook for approximately 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown then remove from heat.
Continue with the remaining bread, serve immediately with choice of toppings.
Any type of bread may be used, but I like to use thick cut so it can soak up the batter.
After slicing bread, leave it out to "dry out" for an hour or so before cooking. Really fresh bread can lead to soggy French toast.
Additions to consider adding to batter: ground ginger or other spices, citrus zest and juice, or even a splash of your favorite after dinner spirit.
Toppings that we use include whipped cream, berry compotes or jams, spiced apples, and of course maple syrup.
This batter recipe will make enough French toast to feed about 4-6 adults.