Blueberry Stout French Toast

During the week, I’m lucky if I remember to grab a granola bar as I’m rushing out the door. I never have to time to sit down and eat a “real” breakfast. You know what I mean – eggs, bacon, toast, pancakes, cereal, milk, coffee, orange juice ect. So, on the weekends, I like to treat myself. I’m usually a bacon and eggs kinda gal, but every once in a while I get an uncontrollable sweet tooth! I came across this recipe for Blueberry Stout French Toast from The Ales Kitchen and my mouth started watering. This french toast looked so good I wanted to lick my computer screen! Naturally, I had to share with all of you. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf crusty Italian bread thickly sliced
  • 1 cup of Stout beer
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Splash of heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. butter (You may need more to keep French toast from sticking to pan)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2-3 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Whipped cream cheese
  • Powdered sugar
  • Maple Syrup (Optional)

Blueberry Stout Compote:

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries (You can use fresh if you have them on hand)
  • 1/4 cup of Stout beer
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Juice from 1 lemon

Cooking Directions:

Blueberry Stout Compote:

  1. Heat up a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add 1 cup blueberries, stout, sugar and lemon juice.
  3. Cook for 10 minutes stirring throughout.
  4. Add the rest of the blueberries and cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. Turn the heat to low and keep warm.

French Toast:

  1. Preheat oven to 200° farenheight and set a casserole dish inside to warm.
  2. Heat up a large skillet on medium-high.
  3. In a shallow dish, whisk together the stout, milk, cream, sugar, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. Place bread in the dish to allow it to soak up the custard.
  5. Flip the sliced bread and coat the other side.
  6. Add butter to hot skillet.
  7. Cook your French toast a few pieces at a time for about 2-3 minutes on each side. (TIP: Make sure that your pan isn’t too hot or your French toast will turn black instead of golden brown.)
  8. Once cooked, place your French toast on a serving dish.
  9. Spread cream cheese on one side and place another piece of French toast on top.
  10. Pour some Blueberry Stout Compote over your French toast.
  11. Dust with powdered sugar.

Dobrou chuť!

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