Almond French Toast
12 slices Francisco French Bread
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons butter
Confectioners’ sugar for dusting (optional)
Makes: 6 Servings
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Place almonds in a small saucepan over low heat. Tossing frequently, toast until lightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, flour, salt, baking powder, almond extract and vanilla extract. Soak Francisco French Bread slices in the mixture until saturated. Place slices in a shallow pan. Refrigerate slices approximately 1 hour.
Heat canola oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. One at a time, press on side of soaked bread slices in almonds to coat. Fry bread slices on both sides until golden brown. Dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving.