THE ROOT, LITTLE ROCK | serves 6-8
8 eggs, beaten
2/3 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 pinch nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup real maple syrup
1 loaf of your favorite bread (challah, sourdough, country white, etc.), sliced
Whisk together all ingredients. Submerge slices of bread and gently squeeze until soaked through. Cook on a hot griddle for 3 minutes per side, until cooked through and well browned. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with real maple syrup and fresh fruit.
*French toast works best with bread that is slightly stale; very fresh bread can fall apart when soaked. If the bread you plan to use is fresh leave it in the refrigerator overnight in a plastic bag.