Almond French Toast

Serves 3-4.
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Helpful Equipment:

cast iron skillet griddle

I use almond extract instead of vanilla for my french toast and also make a honey whipped cream to go with it. Good stuff.

Adapted from How to Cook Everything.


1 Cup milk
2 large eggs
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Teaspoon almond extract (or vanilla)
1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of salt
Butter or oil for cooking
8 thick slices of bread
Whipped Cream:
1 Cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 Cup mascarpone (or ricotta I guess)
1 Tablespoon honey


1) If you’re using homemade whipped cream, start by whipping the cream, honey, and mascarpone together in a bowl until the cream forms stiff peaks.  Set in the fridge until ready.

2) Use a sturdy bread for this, stale is good, and slice to about 1/3 of an inch thick.

3) Lightly beat your eggs, milk, sugar, extract, and cinnamon together in a dish.

4) Add a dab of butter to a hot pan or griddle over medium heat (I used a cast iron pan).

5) Let your bread soak in the custard mixture for about 15 seconds.  (Less if you’re using a flimsy bread, more if you’re using a sturdy bread)

6) Add to the hot pan and cook for 3-4 minutes per side until the toast is nice and brown.

7) Serve immediately with maple syrup, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and some fresh whipped cream.