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Cardamon, cloves, cinnamon, and turmeric are steeped in heavy cream to create a tasty batter for this Spiced French Toast. | www.megiswell.com

Spiced French Toast

Cardamon, cloves, cinnamon, and turmeric are steeped in heavy cream to create a tasty batter for this Spiced French Toast.
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 to 8
Author Megan Wells

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups heavy cream heavy whipping cream, or half and half
  • 4 bruised cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cloves whole
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric root peeled and chopped
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 slices to 8 challah or brioche loaf 1 inch thick
  • 4 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees and place a wire wrack on a baking sheet (this is to keep the done toast warm if you can't fit it all in a skillet.
  2. Pour the heavy cream into a small saucepan and add the cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, cloves and turmeric. Heat over medium heat until it is almost boiling. Remove from heat and let steep for 20 minutes.
  3. Strain the heavy cream into a mixing bowl and discard the spices. You can do this the night before if you want to save time in the morning.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the heavy cream and whisk together.
  5. Place the bread in a shallow baking dish and pour the egg mixture over bread.
  6. Soak the bread for 10 minutes and then turn over and soak the other side another 10 minutes.
  7. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Depending on how many slices can fit in your skillet, add the bread slices and fry 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Place done toast on the wire racks in the oven as you finish the rest.