Can I tell you a secret? Breakfast foods are my favorite. Here's some reasons why: I am a morning person anyway. I've noticed there tends to be a lot more vegetarian friendly breakfast dishes than any other meal. Many breakfast items are basically less sweet versions of desserts (oh no, i said it!). And I still think breakfast for dinner is a truly divine concept. I love breakfast. Yesterday I was in the mood for french toast, but I thought I'd put a spin on it:) And it worked-yummers!
Ingredients: 6-7 slices of bread (i prefer white for this, but wheat would work. and "texas toast" would probably be even better), 6 tablespoons melted butter, 3 eggs, 1 egg yolk, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup milk, 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
Brush melted butter onto each slice of bread and arrange them in a greased pie dish or other small pan. In a large mixing bowl whisk together eggs+egg yolk, sugar, milk, heavy cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour over bread, making sure mixture gets between all pieces and in every crack and cranny:) Preheat oven to 350 F. Place pie dish in another larger baking dish filled with enough warm water to cover the pie dish halfway up the sides. Bake for 30-32 minutes. Remove from oven and allow custard to cool for 15 minutes. Also I found that it was even better cold later that day. Makes 4 servings.
What's your favorite breakfast dish?