KOSHER RECIPES FOR GLUTEN-FREE LIVING
Saturday, January 06, 2007
My Favorite French Toast [Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free & Casein-Free]
Do you have a loaf of gluten-free bread that is stale? No problem. Gummy? No worries. Dry? Great. Hard as a rock? Perfect! Believe it or not, some of those subpar store-bought gluten-free breads work perfectly for french toast. They sop up the eggy mixture and transform into a breakfast delicacy you can top with fruit preserves, fresh fruit, or maple syrup. The french toast pictured above is prepared with Food for Life's Brown Rice Bread, which I bought at the Trader Joe's. It tastes fabulous when prepared with ghee (which is Indian clarified butter that has all the lactose and casein removed). The ghee imparts a rich, nutty flavor. Extra egg mixture will store for several days. Bon appetit!
GLUTEN-FREE FRENCH TOAST (Casein & Lactose Free)
4 slices gluten free bread
2 medium eggs
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 cup almond milk or rice milk or soy milk (plain or vanilla)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon ghee, clarified butter or margarine
Optional: 2 teaspoons honey
In a pie pan or small baking dish, whisk together all ingredients except ghee/butter/margarine and bread. Heat ghee, butter or margarine in non-stick pan or griddle over medium-high heat. If you're using a dense bread, such as those from Food for Life, Soak for 4-5 minutes on each side. If you're using a homemade bread or a softer or more crumbly bread, soak for only 1-2 minutes on each side. Using a fork or tongs, remove each slice of bread from the liquid and allow excess liquid to drip off. Place in hot ghee/butter/margarine and cook on each side until browned. Serve immediately with maple syrup, jam and/or fresh fruit.