It was a beautiful today. I mean it.
And Not just because its MY Friday, and 70 degrees outside, and “To Wong Foo, thanks for everything, Julie Newmar” just arrived from Netflix or because i smothered my French Toast in caramel sauce. No big deal. It’s Just an awesome day. That’s all. Dig it.
Oh wait, it was TOTALLY because I smothered my French Toast in Caramel sauce. And also because that French Toast happened to be made out of Banana Bread.
Let’s talk old bread for a second. Nanner bread rules. Straight up. But after a few days, it looses that uber moistness (sorry, poor word choice.) and gets all dry and and painful to finish…. (Again…my bad)
The French thought that soaking old bread in custard and frying it would make some tasty eats.
Americans thought that if you used banana Bread, spiked that custard with nutmeg, and topped the whole thing with cream cheese and caramel sauce THEN you’d really be on to something. For this I say, God bless America. Totes on point!
I had never made homemade caramel before this moment. And now I am obsessed. So easy. So delicious. So not as scary as I thought it was gonna be.
Banana Bread French toast:
4 slices banana Bread
Dash of cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
In a bowl whisk eggs, cream, sugar, and spices. Heat a skillet on medium heat. Melt butter in pan. Dip each slice in custard and be sure to “shake” off any excess. ( don’t let them get too wet) . Fry on each side until golden Brown. Top with Caramel sauce and cream cheese. Yowza!
For the caramel:
2T. Light corn syrup
In a saucepot, heat sugar water and corn syrup on med/low heat. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil. DON’T TOUCH IT! Let it Brown and bubble and boil away. It should become a dark Amber color. Remove from heat and add butter and cream stirring vigourously. It will froth up. This is good. Stir in salt and combine until smooth. Pour into a jar to cool. Or pour immediately over french toast! Keep stored in fridge and add to Hot Toddies, coffee, tea, apples, peanut butter sandwiches, a spoon…
This stuff is wicked. Treat yo self.