Rum-soaked French Toast and Two Sauces

Rum-soaked French Toast and Two Sauces

When we began our now painfully long journey to Alaska we stayed with Eli’s sister in Portland, Oregon for a few days. One of those days I made breakfast and decided to get creative. I know Kristy, Mike and the kids over at Eat, Play, Love will appreciate my interest in french toast experimentation. They’re currently on the hunt for THE BEST french toast recipe and what they’ve come up with so far has been a tasty troupe of french toast fabulousness. If you haven’t seen what they’ve been up to, you should really go check it out. Anyway, I don’t know how I haven’t thought of adding rum to french toast mix before, but I don’t know if I can live without it now. It was SO tasty! Give it a shot the next Saturday you find yourself in need of a boozy brunch munch.

Rum-soaked French Toast
french bread, cut into slices
4 eggs
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 cup rum

1. Beat ingredients together in a pie plate.
2. Coat each side of each slice of bread thoroughly.
3. Fry bread slices in a skillet on medium to medium-high, turning when each side is golden brown.
4. Serve topped with whipped cream and one of the two sauces below, or whatever your heart desires.

Chipotle Caramel Sauce
You may remember that I concocted this recipe for Chipotle Caramel Sauce to top baked butternut squash. That was an okay pairing, but not ideal. Using the Chipotle Caramel Sauce along with whipped cream to top the Rum-soaked french toast is delicious and decadent.

Strawberry Rum Sauce
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups strawberries
1/2 cup rum
pinch of salt

1. Melt butter over low heat.
2. Turn off the heat and add strawberries and rum. Toss to coat.
3. Marinate 15-20 minutes.
4. Turn on the heat to medium-low. Cook strawberries 5 minutes.
5. Add the salt. Stir well to combine.
6. Cook till strawberries have broken down into a sauce.
7. Let the sauce cool before pouring it over your french toast (particularly if you are using whipped cream as a topping too).


One thought on “Rum-soaked French Toast and Two Sauces

  1. Oh this does look good! Thank you for the shout-out. We have done rum in the sauce before, but never in the batter. We’re all over this one. 🙂 It sounds perfect!

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