Recipe: Banana Bean's Bananas Foster French Toast

{Recipe courtesy Capital Style & Banana Bean Cafe. Photo: Columbus Foodie}

For the French Toast
1 French baguette, stale
1/4 c. unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
4 eggs, large
1 c. heavy cream
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. vanilla or Madagascar bourbon

For the Bananas Foster
1/4 c. unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
1 c. brown sugar or turbinado sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 c. dark rum
1/4 c. bourbon
4 bananas, peeled and cut into 1-in. pieces

Combine the eggs, heavy cream, cinnamon and vanilla; whisk well. Slice baguette on a bias into slices approximately 3/4 in. thick. This should create 12/-16 slices. Dip baguette slices into custard mixture and saute in melted butter on both sides until golden. Reserve warm.

Combine butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a large skillet or saute pan over low heat. When sugar has melted, add bananas and saute briefly until they soften and begin to caramelize. Using extreme caution, flame the pan with the dark rum and bourbon over medium heat. Allow flames to die down and sauce to reduce slightly.

Divide French toast slices on four plates; spoon bananas foster equally over all. Garnish with seasonal fresh berries and mint, if desired.

(I haven't made this yet, so if you make it, let me know how it goes! I'll post any amendments or notes to the recipe if you find it needs any adjusting. Thx!)


Somertime in the City... said...

"Oh my word!" is perfect for this post :)

Re: Restaurant Week - we find ourselves eating in the same places in the neighborhood over and over so it was nice to have an excuse to branch out a little to places we'd normally never venture. I hear ya on the money though! No more eating out for the rest of the month (and maybe April) after this week! If you get the hankering there are some places with $15 menus. I think I recall D posting about Cafe Corner and that's one (including the yummy breakfast), along with the Liz Lessner places.

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