If you are all eggnog’d out and looking for a way to get rid of your eggnog without wasting the holiday spirit- use it for french toast!

It is all about the bread…I prefer thick and spongy bread when making french toast so I sent Mark out to visit one of his favorites- Dahlia Bakery.  The sous chef must have been in a good mood because Mark came back with a gorgeous, fresh and fluffy loaf of bread, “exclusive” for use at Dahlia Lounge & Lola :0) PERFECT.

Fresh Loaf from Dahlia Bakery!

Fresh Loaf from Dahlia Bakery!

You can either use leftover homemade or carton eggnog…whichever you have available!  Put about 4-5 cups of the eggnog in a mixing bowl, add 3 eggs, cinnamon (1 tbsp *), nutmeg (2 tsp*) and vanilla (1tbsp*)…whisk thoroughly.  Transfer mixture into a shallow dish and then slice your loaf in 1″ slices.

Slice bread into 1inch slices

Slice bread into 1inch slices

Preheat a skillet or frying pan and melt about 2 tsp of butter.  When the butter has melted completely (starts to sizzle) and the skillet/pan is hot, dip one slice of bread at a time into the eggnog mixture- make sure to coat each side, don’t soak!

Transfer eggnog mixture into a shallow dish

Transfer eggnog mixture into a shallow dish

Place the bread slices on the skillet/pan and cook (turning only ONCE!), making sure both sides are brown.  Repeat the steps- adding butter between each batch- and serve with a bit of syrup if desired!

*Normally, I say “to taste”…please don’t taste, but if you like more cinnamon, nutmeg and/or vanilla- go for it!

Eggnog French Toast

Eggnog French Toast

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