In recognition and to celebrate that October is “World Egg Month”. The Egg Farmers of Ontario are celebrating across the province! I have been asked to participate in the “French Toast Challenge!”
Anybody who knows about my exploits in the kitchen knows that I love to be creative and think a bit out of the box when it comes to my culinary creations. Somehow, I think that I have outdone myself.
Inspired by my recent craving of S’mores I began to dream and devise this ultimate gooey French Toast Recipe.
Now to make this a bit interesting for those who follow me and to bring out the awareness of the importance of what our Egg Farmers do to provide us all with their lovely produce. I am having a contest.
This should be fun! The prize for the contest is a $50 gift card to Egg-citing and ever so delish Chez Cora!
Contest Details and Regulations:
1) Tweet @bnbutterscotch using the hashtag #WorldEggMonthON or post a reply to this post.
2) I need a creative and delish name for my monstrosity of a S’more or photo of your favourite egg dish.
3) The best name or egg creation will win the gift card and will be announced on November 6th, 2011!
4) Winner must reside in the province of Ontario
So what did I make?
In the days leading up to my entry for the French Toast Challenge I was not sure if I wanted to create a savoury or a sweet recipe or even both like my friend Andrew aka @Dobbernation.
In the end, I decided that my sweet concoction was strong enough to stand on its own merits amongst the other entries that I had seen. BTW, all of the other participant’s entries looked great and I am certain that they were all very yummy!
Here is a list of ingredients that I used to create my French Toast:
Loaf of Bread
Dark Chocolate Ganache
Rough Chopped Walnuts
Dark Chocolate Toblerone
1. Create a custard by combining 2 whole eggs, 3 yolks, brown sugar, whipping cream, nutmeg, pinch of salt cinnamon and vanilla extract
2. Whisk until the mixture is fully incorporated
3. Pre-heat pan and add canola oil and the butter
4. Pre-heat oven to 400F
5. Soak the bread in the custard
6. When the pan is hot place custard soak slices gently into pan away from you
7. Let the bread crisp up and come to a beautiful brown and golden colour
8. Flip and repeat
9. Once the French Toast is completed place on oven proof tray
10. Lay out the sliced bananas, the ganache/nutella mixture and the rough chopped walnuts
11. Place the second slice on top
12. Cut the marshmallows in half and place them on top of the 2nd slice of French Toast
13. Place in the oven
14. Prepare the blow torch. If you do not have a blow torch use your oven’s broiler but pay attention to the marshmallows so they do not burn too much
Using the blow torch caramelize the edges of the marshmallows to give it that rustic campfire look
Enjoy with a loved one or a group of friends. This is truly as delish as it looks!