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SANDRA'S CARDAMOM FRENCH TOAST with SAUTÉED APPLES and WHIPPED CREAM

A featured recipe I created inspired 
by incorporating organic spices from a
locally owned Red Onion Organic 
Spice & Tea Company...
Servings: (2)
Prep: 10 Mins. |
Cook 8 to 10 Mins.

Posted: by Sandra

INGREDIENTS

***Apple topping
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 apple
--(I used Rancho Royale,
peeled, cored and sliced ¼” thick)
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

***French Toast
3 large eggs
1-1/2 tablespoons whole milk
4 green organic cardamom pods, seeds removed, and ground fine
1/8 teaspoon seeds scraped from a split organic vanilla bean (generally ½ a bean)
1/4 teaspoon organic lemon peel powder
4 slices organic whole wheat bread
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

--¼ cup prepared whipping cream

METHOD

Use a paring knife to slit the cardamom pods lengthwise, remove the seeds and discard the outer pods. Pour the seeds into a spice grinder and pulse until the seeds are finely ground, about 2 minutes, and set aside.

To make the topping, heat a small non-stick skillet with 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat; add apple slices. Saute while folding constantly with a spatula until apples are almost tender, about 6 to 7 minutes. Dissolve cornstarch in water; add to skillet. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon, and reduce to low to simmer.

Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla bean seeds, lemon peel powder, and ground cardamom. Add each of the bread slices to the egg mixture, and turn gently to coat evenly.

Heat a griddle (or large skillet) over medium heat, and melt the butter to evenly coat the bottom. Remove the bread from the egg mixture, letting the excess drip back into the bowl. Arrange 4 bread slices onto griddle and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Turn the bread over and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 2 minutes more.

Divide the French toast between two serving plates, mound the apple topping over the French toast, and top with whipped cream. – Enjoy with a light drizzle of your favorite maple syrup!


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*Tip: Green Cardamom Pods are a member of the ginger family, and provide a spicy, aromatic sweetness to this French toast, as does the vanilla bean seeds, including adding a hint of Lemon flavor from the Powdered Peel.


Also, you can store the scraped vanilla bean in an airtight jar with sugar, and in a few weeks you'll have vanilla bean infused sugar for using in baking recipes, tea, etc.


7 comments:

sandra said...

My husband and I adored this recipe for lunch today ~ oh what a decadent treat they were!!!

SuddenlySusan said...

This just sounds & looks delish! I must give it a try ... soon.

sandra said...

Please let us know when you do ~ I believe you'll be delightfully surprised!

Red Onion Spice & Tea said...

oh...my...goodness! Tomorrow morning...I must have this! Thanks Sandra!

sandra said...

I hope you enjoy, Kathy ;)

Carole said...

Sandra, that cream looks amazing - almost like meringue. Thanks for linking up with Food on Friday. Cheers

sandra said...

Thanks so much, Carole! My pleasure ;)

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