Sunday, September 28, 2014
Bananas Foster French Toast
A few weeks ago, we went to my favorite new restaurant in Glenwood Springs, Smoke. We went on a Saturday, so they were serving brunch. Devin ordered the bananas foster french toast. He has a wicked sweet tooth, and this played right into it.
When I tasted it, I knew I could recreate it at home, I just needed to do a little research. I went to Pinterest and searched "bananas foster french toast." I saw lots of recipes, but none of the pictures really grabbed me. So, I took off the french toast part of the search. Low and behold, I found a pin I really liked, and it was from an old favorite- Pioneer Woman. She had the recipe for bananas foster, which she intended to serve over ice cream.
Fast forward to this morning. I purchased a loaf of soft French bread (because I can't get challah in my little dinky town) and decided to try my luck.
For the french toast part, I sliced the bread on the diagonal (fairly thick). Then I beat 4 eggs with a splash of heavy cream and milk, then added some vanilla bean paste for good measure. I soaked the bread slices in the custard mixture, then griddled them in my 12 inch cast iron skillet. I put them in my oven on warm, then set about making the bananas foster part.
I used the recipe straight from the Pioneer Woman blog. I didn't have enough rum, so I just used what I had. It made the flaming part rather disappointing, but it still tasted amazing.
And I do plan to make some vanilla ice cream, because I have about 2 cups of the sauce left, and I'm not about to let it go to waste!