Mother’s Day Crispy French Toast with Bananas Foster

Mother's Day Crispy French ToastMoms are special people. This Sunday, let’s spoil all of the moms out there. Boca Grove’s Executive Chef Dominick Laudia shares a recipe perfect for your upcoming Mother’s Day brunch.

3 large                               eggs
1 cup                                  milk
3 tablespoons                   granulated Sugar
1 tablespoons                   cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon                    vanilla
4 very thick slices              Challah; about an inch thick
3 cup                                 Cornflakes; crushed slightly
As needed                        vegetable oil and butter for sautéing
1 cup                                 pure maple syrup

Whisk together eggs and milk, add sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Soak challah in mixture. Coat with crushed cornflakes. Heat sauté pan with oil butter. Brown French toast on all sides. Place in 350 degree oven for 5 minutes.  Serve topped with bananas foster and side of maple syrup.

Bananas Foster

3 tablespoons                    butter
2 Bananas                         sliced on a diagonal (1 heaping cup)
½ cup                                 brown sugar
2 oz                                     brandy
1/2 Lemon                          zest
½ orange                            zest

Heat butter in sauté pan, add bananas and sugar. Cook for 1 minute, add brandy and zest. Pour over French toast.

Garnish with sliced strawberries and fresh mint sprig.