Pound Cake French Toast

Pound cake makes the perfect French toast, with a crusty outside and a soft, pillowy center.

Pound Cake French Toast
 
Yields: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 8 (1-inch-thick) slices Classic Pound Cake
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup apple butter
  • Cinnamon Sugar Bacon (recipe follows)
Cinnamon Sugar Bacon
  • 1 pound center-cut bacon
  • ¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and sugar; pour into a shallow dish. Working in batches, dip Classic Pound Cake slices in egg mixture, fully coating both sides. Let stand on a plate.
  2. In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Working in batches, cook pound cake slices until golden brown and slightly crisp, about 3 minutes per side, adding remaining butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, between batches.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together maple syrup and apple butter. Serve French toast with apple butter syrup and Cinnamon Sugar Bacon.
Cinnamon Sugar Bacon
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil; top with a wire rack.
  2. Arrange bacon on prepared rack. In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, cinnamon, and pepper; sprinkle over bacon.
  3. Bake until bacon is crisp, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve immediately.

 

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