alton’s french toast

November 5th, 2011

We’ve been trying to make 1 big breakfast at home on the weekends because cereal is boring and going out is time consuming and includes the use of pants.

Last week Matthew was inspired to make french toast and consulted Alton Brown because he wanted it to be as complex and possible. Kidding, kind of. Alton’s recipe’s are always delicious and (usually) worth the effort put into them.

Especially this french toast. Make it this weekend.


  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey, warmed in microwave for 20 seconds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 (1/2-inch) slices day-old or stale country loaf, brioche or challah bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter


In medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, honey, and salt. You may do this the night before. When ready to cook, pour custard mixture into a pie pan and set aside.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Dip bread into mixture, allow to soak for 30 seconds on each side, and then remove to a cooling rack that is sitting in a sheet pan, and allow to sit for 1 to 2 minutes.

Over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a 10-inch nonstick saute pan. Place 2 slices of bread at a time into the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and place on rack in oven for 5 minutes. Repeat with all 8 slices. Serve immediately with maple syrup, whipped cream or fruit.


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  • 1. Carolee  |  November 6th, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    LOVE Alton Brown and this looks delish! Might have to hand our Christmas morning breakfast over to someone else this year (wink, wink, nudge, nudge…)

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