A culmination of several recipes over the years, this is another delicious breakfast that is made the night before; sparing the chef from getting up early or messing up the kitchen first thing. Serving size is listed as 6-8, but I serve with bacon or sausage & possibly scrambled eggs so we usually get 10 servings out of it. Can also be halved & made in a 9x9 brownie pan to serve a family of 3-4.
I adore Julia's recipes but tend to simplify them by omitting some of the details and using less butter. I also use milk instead of cream and find it rich enough for my taste. When I make this dish, I usually omit the crust (the "gratin" version).
Posted here for safekeeping. Here is the basic recipe with suggested garnishes on the serving plate. The amount of butter and/or cream is given as in the original recipe for historical interest and for anyone wishing to try the fully loaded classic version.
YUMMMY! featured on Guy's diner's drive-ins and dives, a decadent and delicious french toast from Surrey's cafe in New Orleans..the right city for a bananas foster recipe! I edited the recipe to take into account 2blue's suggestions
Old-style French toast is too decadent to fit into most diets, especially them snooty Frenchmen. So here's my favorite way to make my cake and eat it too. I use Arnold's 100% whole wheat, which soaks up the mixture beautifully and, with each slice having 90cal, 3g fiber, and 4g protien, means two slices stack up pretty well against your favorite health cereal.
I found this recipe on another website and since I had some canned peaches and sour cream to use up, decided to make a half recipe to try them. To make a long story short, they are wonderful - so fluffy and flavourful! I used canned peaches since that is what I had on hand, but all means try them with fresh peaches. Fresh is always better! Serve with maple syrup.
Requested by MarraMamba in the "Lighten up your favorite comfort food" challenge. Original recipe: Recipe#23004. These are delicious pancakes that are very fluffy and delicate, with a mild lemon flavor. Each serving contains 6.5 grams of fat, 2.8 grams of saturated fat, and 95 mg cholesterol (calculated from ingredient labels).