Perfect for a weekend brunch. Enjoy this dish during the week for “brinner” (breakfast-for-dinner).
I find that the fruit and rind of citrus lends a complex flavor to French toast. Nothing takes a recipe from ordinary to extraordinary with the smell, texture (and balance of bitter and sweet) like a high quality marmalade.
This month we use a lemon marmalade to make a divine almond French toast. This dish can be made with either orange or lemon marmalade, to suit your taste.
Prep the egg batter:
(Serves four people at three slices each.)
6 organic eggs
1/3 cup 2% milk, half-and-half or cream
2 heaping TBS. lemon or orange marmalade
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
Use bread that you have on hand. Any type works well. Soak and cook on a medium high griddle.
Top French toast with butter, a dollop of marmalade and toasted slivered almonds.
Serve with authentic Sicilian citrus maple syrup, warmed and on the side. I like to use a crystal shot glass to hold each persons individual syrup. (Add a bit of the marmalade to the syrup and then warm.) Garnish with fresh lemon or orange slices. Enjoy!
Do you have a favorite recipe for using marmalade? I would love to hear from you. Feel free to share your ideas. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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