8thick slices of day-old bread (1/2 French baguette)
4TBbutter OR coconut oil
maple syrup or honey (to serve)
Cranberry Sauce (optional):
1cupfresh or frozen cranberries
1/4cuphoney OR maple syrup OR sugar
Electric hand mixer or Stand mixer
Place a large glass or stainless steel bowl in the freezer.
Using an electric mixer, whip egg yolks in a different large bowl (a spouted bowl is recommended). Whip until the yolks lighten in color. Drizzle in 1/4 cup sugar and keep mixing.
Continue whipping, and slowly drizzle in milk and cream. Add nutmeg and whip until well blended. Set aside. Rinse off electric mixer beaters.
Remove bowl from freezer, add egg whites. Using the mixer, whip on high until stiff peaks form. Whisk in 2 tsp sugar.
Fold the egg whites into the yolk mixture, OR do the following: Slowly pour the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites while mixing with the hand mixer set to low. (If not using a spouted bowl, alternate between pouring and mixing to avoid splattering).
Either use immediately for French Toast, or (preferably) allow eggnog to thicken for at least an hour in the fridge. If making the eggnog ahead of time-- it should keep for 2-3 days.
Eggnog should be in a large bowl. Preheat a heavy skillet over medium heat with butter.
Place the bread in the eggnog, and allow to soak for 3-5 minutes, flipping once at the halfway mark. (How long your bread needs to soak will depend on how stale your bread is. Also, white Italian bread will need less time than a French baguette. Just make sure it doesn't start to fall apart).
Place the soaked bread in hot buttered pan, and cook for about 3 minutes until golden brown on one side. Flip and cook about 3 more minutes. If you have eggnog coating the edges of your bread- place them on end and cook the sides.
Serve hot with maple syrup, honey, or cranberry sauce.
Cranberry Sauce (Optional):
Add all cranberry sauce ingredients to a small covered pan and cook over medium until berries burst. Sweeten more to taste if needed. Allow to cool about 5 minutes to let the sauce thicken.
Nutrition information assumes, 2% milk, is for both the French Toast and Cranberry Sauce together, and does not include optional syrup.