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French toast

2005-02-14 17:14:03.949312+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

I have discovered the ultimate french toast:

  1. Make your bread as normal, two and a half cups of warm water, a tablespoon of honey, yeast, let that proof, with about a quarter whole wheat flour to three quarters a good high protein bread flour.
  2. About the second kneading, add a tablespoon or two of fennel.

Bake that, let the loaf sit out about two days so it'll dry out a bit, slice thick, then make up your custard with just a touch of ground cloves and cinnamon/cassia bark. That fennel adds just the right nose.

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-14 18:47:46.107998+00 by: Diane Reese

No one in my house will eat anything with fennel in it, so that's right out. As in a Cajun recipe I was taught for pain perdue, though, the cinnamon makes it. And I put some vanilla in my "custard". (Is that what that pre-fry liquid is called? Cool!) Mmmmm, time for some lost bread again...

#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-14 19:43:06.931485+00 by: Dan Lyke

Well, I don't know if that's the official name for it, but that's what it is: Eggs and milk. Especially if french toast is done right, with big thick slices that crisp on the outside and turn into a custard sort of texture on the inside.