Caramelized Apple and Walnut French Toast
Serves 4 people
For the French Toast:
4 slices of The Rustik Oven Sourdough Bread cut in half
3 large eggs
½ cup whole milk
½ cup of condensed milk
1 tsp Mexican vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp Mexican cinnamon
3-4 tbsp. of good quality butter, more if you need it
For the Caramelized Apples:
3 medium size honey crisp apples cut in small cubes
½ cup of chopped walnuts
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. of sugar
½ tsp. of Mexican cinnamon
Honey or Maple syrup
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
2. In a mixing bowl with a flat bottom make the batter by combining eggs, both milks, vanilla and cinnamon. Beat to combine.
3. Heat a large nonstick pan over medium high heat. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the pan. Dredge The Rustik Oven Sourdough Bread slices in the batter, turning it 3 times and lightly pressing on the bread so it absorbs the batter. Cook 2-3 slices of the battered bread in the pan at a time. Flip the bread after the first side is crispy, about 3-4 minutes. Melt another tablespoon of butter in the pan before flipping so the second side also cooks in butter. This will make both sides of the bread crispy. Cook the second side until it is also crispy, another 2-3 minutes.
4. Keep the cooked “French Toast” warm by leaving it in the oven in an oven safe baking dish while you finish cooking the rest of the bread and your apples with your walnuts.
5. Start cooking the apples in the same pan you cooked the bread, add the butter to melt, add the cubed apples and walnuts, when the apples are tender add the sugar and cinnamon to caramelize the sugar.
6. Serve over the warm toast and drizzle with honey or maple syrup and top it with a dollop of whipped cream.
Enjoy the fall flavors!
For the The Rustik Oven Sourdough Bread
Chef Martin Lopez