Heres a great french toast recipe using my homemade banana bread recipe
Banana Bread French Toast with Bacon and Maple Mascarpone
1/2 loaf banana bread
3/4 cup cream
1/2 cup milk
50gm butter, cubed
2 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup white sugar
8 rashers streaky bacon, cooked until brown and crispy
2 bananas, thinly sliced
Extra maple syrup for serving
Combine mascarpone and maple syrup in a bowl, mix well and set aside. Mix together cinnamon and sugar in small bowl, set aside.
Whisk together eggs, cream and milk, pour into a deep rectangular dish.
Slice 6 2cm thick slices of banana bread.
Heat fry pan over medium heat
Place banana bread into egg mix, leave for 1 minute and then turn to the other side.
Add cube of butter and small amount of oil to the hot fry-pan, pick up banana bread, let excess egg mix drip off and place in hot pan.
Cook for 2 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Layer banana bread with crispy bacon, freshly sliced banana a dollop of maple mascarpone and dusting of cinnamon sugar
Mix together mascarpone and maple syrup.
Cut banana bread into 2 cm thick slices.
Then slice in half on a angle.
Place sliced banana bread in egg, cream and milk mixture. soak 1 minute on each side.
Add a cube of butter and a little oil to fry pan. Brown soaked banana bread for 2 minutes each side.
Arange banana bread layered with bacon and fresh banana topped with maple mascarpone and cinnamon sugar.
Everyone must admit that sometimes they don’t get their bananas and they turn brown and go overly ripe. Well the best thing to use over ripe bananas for is baking of course! Here is a recipe that is very easy and tastes great hot out of the oven with a smear of butter or even made into French toast. Click on the link for; Banana Bread French Toast
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
150gm butter, softened
3/4 cup soft brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
5 ripe banana’s, mashed
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees, grease square cake tin or loaf tin if you have one with butter followed by a dusting of flour. This creates an easy no-stick layer.
In a stand mixer bowl combine softened butter and brown sugar, beat for 5 minutes until pale in colour. (As seen in below.)
Add beaten egg and mashed banana
Sift all dry ingredients into the banana mix, fold through in a figure 8 motion, until incorporated make sure there’s no lumps.
Pour into prepared cake tin, smooth out. Bake for 45 minutes until golden brown and skewer comes out clean when bread is tested.
Cut around the edge of the tin with a knife, turn out.
Slice and serve while hot from the oven with butter.
Makes: 1 loaf
Grease tin with butter.
Followed by a dusting of flour, bang out excess.
Add brown sugar and soften butter to stand mixer bowl with paddle attachment.
Beat for 5 minutes until fluffy and pale brown.
Beat in banana and beaten egg. Sift in dry ingredients.
Pour in bread batter, smooth over surface.
Bake for 45 minutes until golden brown.
Serve hot from the oven with cup of tea and butter.