Since it's the first cold weekend of the season I decided to celebrate it with a warm, delicious breakfast. I first found this recipe in an outdoors cook book but I took the liberty of changing a few things to accommodate my tastes and, well, a lack of certain ingredients.
Here's what you'll need:
3 tablespoons of unsalted butter 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 firm ripe Gala apples (cored and cut 1/4 teaspoon sugar
into chunks) 8 slices of wheat bread
1/4 cup( 2 fl oz/60ml orange juice maple syrup, warmed
1/2 (4 fl o/125ml) milk
*Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the apples and cook, stirring, until softened, about 4-5 minutes. Pour in orange juice, raise the heat to high, and cook, stirring, until the liquid is reduced to a glaze and the apples are soft, about 4-5 minutes. Remove apples and sauce from pan and keep warm.
*In a large shallow bowl, beat together eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon. Place 4 slices of bread in the eggs mixture ad let soak for about 1 minute and turn it over.
*In the same frying pan over medium-high heat melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Working with four slices at a time transfer the soaked bread. Be sure to hold soaked bread over mixture bowl to remove excess mixture. Transfer to the pan and cook, turning once until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes total.
Transfer to plate and keep warm. Then soak and cook the remaining 4 bread slices, using the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter.
*Divide the french toast among warmed plates, and top evenly with warm maple syrup. Add the apples and sauce and lightly dust with ground cinnamon.