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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Drunk French Toast Sticks with Beer Blood Orange Syrup


I hear there's going to be a blizzard this weekend. This french toast breakfast is the perfect stuck-at-home breakfast, so add some beer and blood oranges to your shopping list while you're stocking up on bread and milk.

Recipe from The Beeroness

Ingredients: 
French Toast Sticks
-One loaf Italian bread, cut into thick slices
-1 ½ cup half & half
-1 cup brown ale
-2/3 cup brown sugar
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-4 eggs
-3 tbs unsalted butter

Syrup
-1 blood orange, juice and zest
-1 cup white sugar
-1/2 cup beer
-1 tablespoon cornstarch
-pinch salt


In a large bowl whisk together the half & half, beer, brown sugar, salt, vanilla extract and eggs until well combined. Then melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dunk each bread stick into the mixture until well saturated, allow excess batter to drain off and then cook until golden brown on all sides.

In a pot over medium heat whisk together the sugar, beer, cornstarch, salt, orange juice and zest. Bring to a boil, boil for three minutes without stirring. Remove from heat, allow to cool which will help it thicken.

Serve the french toast sticks with the beer blood orange syrup. 
   
  


I'm not a beer lover, but I think that it helped make the flavors in this recipe more complex. IF you don't want to do french toast sticks, you can just leave the bread whole. The blood orange syrup is a nice mix of sweet and tangy, you could add some additional powdered sugar over the top if you're looking for a sweeter breakfast/brunch.

Stay warm out there and be safe if you have to travel! 


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