Ezekiel French Toast with Caramelized Black Plum and Pineapple Syrup
If you're a regular visitor to this blog you know that French Toast is my son's favorite breakfast. I've posted versions of this on numerous occasions in the past (click here, here, or here for other interesting variations with pictures and recipes), and this is just another variation on a theme. And while this may seem like a complicated recipe to make at home it is about as simple as it gets. The key is, of course, using good quality ingredients. It goes something like this:
Soak good quality bread in a mixture of eggs and milk (I used homemade Ezekiel Bread, but store-bought would be fine as well). Meanwhile simmer fruit juice in a pan with a splash of honey, maple syrup, or sugar (use whatever is your favorite juice). While the juice simmers to a syrup constancy heat a skillet with canola oil or butter, or a combination of both. Add the soaked bread to the pan along with whatever fruit you have on hand or would like to eat. By the time the bread and fruit are caramelized and cooked throughout the syrup should be ready. Why pay $7.00 a plate for this when you can make it at home for a fraction of the cost in about 10 minutes. And it is as good as it looks.