Tuesday, October 4, 2011
BREAKFAST - Sunday Morning French Toast with Mount Gay Rum Bananas Foster
For the french toast:
- 3 sliced of thick bread per person. Try danish bread or Hawaiian King Bread.
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a shallow mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Quickly dip slices in mixture and cook in a hot skillet with a little butter until golden brown on both sides.
For the banana foster topping:
- 1 stick butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 4 bananas peeled and halved, cut lengthwise
- 1/4 cup dark rum, preferably Mount Gay from Barbados
Melt butter in a large skillet. Add brown sugar and stir together. Add the bananas and cook until caramelized over medium-high heat. Pour in the rum and catch a flame off of the gas stove or a BBQ lighter. Stand back when ignited and flambe. Be careful; a flame will shoot up above the pan. Let flame die down.
Serve. If it's Sunday morning and you wanna live life, coat the whole thing in maple syrup and drink some champagne with it. Follow with a nap.