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La Jolla French Toast Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Karen Christiansen
Added: Sunday, January 11, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 loaf soft French bread, sliced diagonally about 1 1/2-inch thick
1 qt. whipping cream
10 eggs
3/4 cup lemonade made from concentrate
1/2 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp. vanilla
3 tbsp. lemon extract
Butter for grilling
Powdered sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Combine eggs, cream, lemonade, sugar, salt, vanilla and lemon extract. Pour over bread slices. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove bread, discard liquid. Spread butter on griddle. Cook bread on grill until golden brown on both sides. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 5 to 7 minutes or until bread is puffed up like a souffle. Dust with powdered sugar. Serves 6 to 8.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Rick and I had this recipe for breakfast at the Brockton Inn in La Jolla. The original recipe called for orange juice and orange extract but we like the lemon flavor. This recipe is delicious but decadent; I've lightened it up by substituting 2 cups evaporated skim milk plus 2 cups fat free half and half for the whipping cream and by replacing the eggs with 2 1/2 cups liquid egg substitute. It's almost as good that way.

 

 

 

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