Thursday, December 16, 2010

Jenna Tries to Cook: Eggnog French Toast

First things first, Trimmed & Taylored is the blog where I first found this recipe.  You can head over to her site and find the whole recipe and great directions for making this delicious treat.  Thanks for the inspiration Trimmed & Taylored and the easy to follow directions. Secondly, I would like to quickly thank my mom for covering the cost of the ingredients. So...thanks mom :)

I am a beginner at cooking.  I have just been inspired to try a couple of different recipes that I have found on different blogging websites.  Candy Cane Cocoa was one of the first recipes that I tried on my own.  Very simple. So when I saw this recipe, I decided that I would give it a shot. It is a little more advanced, plus it is very seasonal.  :)

 Here we go:


 Bring the pan to medium heat
Cake so far ;p

Break an egg into a medium sized bowl
I almost always struggle when cracking an egg. Today was no different.
Whisk until well-beaten  

Add the eggnog
One of the most important parts. Can't have Eggnog French Toast without it. I wasn't even sure if I liked Eggnog until today.

Add some Pumpkin Pie Spice

Whisk ingredients together
Now we're starting to get somewhere.

Get your cinnamon bread ready

Dip bread into bowl
I thought that this would be a lot harder than it actually was. I've cooked normal French toast before and it can easily fall apart. But for some reason, maybe because it was cinnamon bread, it did not break.

Flip the bread with a fork

Toss it quickly into the frying pan

Brown each side
This was the hardest part for me. I was afraid of burning the toast. See the dark spots, I thought those might have been burnt places. I finally figured out that it was suppose to look like that...I think? The cinnamon or egg maybe? Anyway, it did not taste burnt at all.

Place on a pan in the oven while making the Rum Syrup*
Finally finished! It looks really good. Now to make the syrup!


Eggnog French Toast with Rum Syrup = Success!

I made Rum Syrup too, but didn't post the pictures. Well minus the first picture of me pouring it over the toast. :)

I wish someone else would have been here to give it a try, that way I could have had a second opinion. Maybe I will make it again a let someone else taste test, and then let me know what they think.

I was really pleased with the outcome of my little meal. I could have probably done a few things differently, but overall it tasted great and was an awesome learning experience. Plus, I got to enjoy almost four whole pieces of the french toast while relaxing at my kitchen table. 

I am really enjoy trying these different experiences. I want to keep learning. What should I try next?

*If you do decide to make the syrup, I would recommend trying the syrup before pouring it over your toast. I liked the syrup, but it had a strong rum flavor, it was almost too much for me. Next time, I am going to try and add less Rum extract or maybe just water it down some.Or something..

1 comment:

  1. So glad you tried my recipe Jenna! Keep cooking, the more you practice, the easier it becomes! And it's always fun when you are working on a project with edible final results :)