Eggnog French Toast with Orange Butter
Let's turn leftover Holiday Eggnog to a delicious Sunday Brunch!
Hello all Eggnog fans!
If you love eggnog and can't have enough every winters? I'm giving you one more reason to enjoy more eggnog yummy-ness.... with these easy, moist and decadent Eggnog French Toasts. Oh, and today I served these with stewed cranberries and sweet-salty orange-honey butter to make'em perfect for Sunday holiday family brunch!
You know these French Toast came out so so good with rich and creamy eggnog French toast batter that not just leftover eggnog..... I buy some specially to serve in winter weekend breakfast. Something about the aroma of warm nutmeg spice, creamy eggnog, and scent of orange makes every bite feel like "Festivity Served in Plate"!
Orange Honey Butter
I cannot hold back from sharing a few words about the side-kick of these French Toasts. :) You guessed it! A two-step savory homemade Honey Orange Butter.
Few weeks ago, I made this Orange-Honey Butter to serve with pancakes... Gosh!! Loved every bit of it! Simple butter mixed with some honey, tiny bit salt, and some orange zest... Sweet... salty... plus buttery! For savory-food-lover like me, I do want to ever run-out of my orange-honey butter.
Try it once, if you love butter, Orange Butter will be in your Sunday Brunch table... every single time! I promise! I recommend, mixing and refrigerating Orange Butter in small scoops, a few days in advance. This makes it easier to enjoy the special side-kick without spending that extra 5 minutes. :)
Okay, let me sum up, why these Rich French Toasts deserve a spot in your weekend family Brunch!?
1. Nothing makes Holidays more special than a family feast! Isn't it? And these French Toasts are so easy to prepare and your guests will crave for more.
2. To use holiday leftovers - eggnog, cranberries sauce, and even the gravy! lol! (j/k)
3. If this was not enough, I must tell you that texture of these French Toasts is utterly rich and scrumptious. Eggnog mix already has some of the delicious components which make rich (not eggy) French Toast Batter. To make batter a little robust, I added one egg and some nutmeg to enhance the nutmeg flavor. One main ingredient of eggnog is heavy cream. Until I tried eggnog French Toast, I didn't know how much richness and texture a touch of heavy cream can add to French Toast batter.
Even though this recipe is meant to utilize extra supply of eggnog in your refrigerator, I would buy eggnog specially just to serve these French Toasts for breakfast!
And you know the good news? If you don't get eggnog in your part of the world, you can even make some at home in just 2 simple steps.
How to make eggnog at home? 1) Simply combine 1/2 cup of heavy cream, 2 cups of whole milk, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 vanilla bean scrapped in a pot and bring to boil. Remove from heat and let is steep. (Discard vanilla bean). 2) Combine 1/2 cup sugar, and 2 egg yolks in a blender and blend until mixture is creamy. Whisk egg mix in milk mix slowly until fully combined.
Eggnog is ready!
Sip some hot or use to make eggnog French Toasts! (Eggnog recipe adapted from Jamie Oliver's recipe.)
Easy Rich French Toast Batter but no eggnog!
I hear you!! Completely!! Yes, you can make an easy French Toast batter that yields extra moist and rich French toasts without that eggy taste or eggnog! Whisk well, 1/4 cup milk with 1/4 cup heavy cream (inspired from eggnog), 1 egg and 1 egg yolk, 1/4 tsp salt, with a pinch of nutmeg! Voila!! French Toast Batter is ready!!
Serve French Toast Breakfast for Christmas Holiday or just for special time with family! and Enjoy! -Savita
Some festive Breakfast/Brunch Recipes from my recipe repertoire:
Eggnog French Toast with Orange Butter
1. Orange Butter - In a bowl, add room temperature butter, salt, orange zest, and honey. Mash with back of a spoon until well combined.2. Scoop with 1 tablespoon scooper on a plate and refrigerate until ready to use.
3. French Toast - Heat a non-stick skillet on medium heat. In a bowl, take eggnog, add egg, salt, and nutmeg. Mix well until egg is fully combined in eggnog.4. Melt 1 teaspoon butter in skillet. Dip one bread in eggnog mix and coat both sides and place in hot skillet. Cook two breads in skillet at a time (or more if you using a wide skillet). Cook until light brown from both sides. (2-3 minute each side). Additional Notes: Don't keep bread in eggnog for two long. Just one quick dip is enough. Trust me, it is. :)
- 5. Repeat the Step-4 until all french toasts are cooked. Eggnog mix is good for 4-6 thick sliced breads.
- 6. Serve French Toast breakfast hot topped with cranberries, orange butter and some maple syrup. Enjoy!
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