Cinnamon-Raisin French Toast
- 6 eggs
- 2 cups half-and-half
- 1 Tbs. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 8 slices cinnamon-raisin bread, each about
3/4 inch thick (see related recipe at right)
- Unsalted butter for cooking
- Confectioners' sugar for dusting
- Maple syrup for serving
Set a Breville gourmet grill to the sandwich setting and preheat according to the manufacturer's instructions. Generously brush the griddle with butter. Place 2 bread slices on the griddle and lock the top plate so that it just rests on top of the bread. Cook until the bread is golden and crisp underneath, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip the bread, lock the top plate again and cook until the bread is golden and crisp underneath, 3 to 4 minutes more. Transfer the French toast to a warmed platter. Repeat to cook the remaining bread.
Dust the French toast with confectioners' sugar and serve immediately with maple syrup. Serves 4.