The GIST OF IT: APPLE CHEDDAR FRENCH TOAST

Bread

  • Buy whatever you want. I prefer a more rustic sourdough.
  • Thicker, 1 inch slices are best.
  • Dry it out on a rack in a 200F oven.

Fake Anglaise because you're lazy and that's fine

One egg yolk is plenty for one person. Two is enough for three people. Probably.

  • 1 part egg yolk (save the whites for cocktails)
  • 2 parts plain, whole milk yogurt
  • 2 parts whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

STEPS AND SUCH

  • Pour the anglaise over the bread. Make sure it's soaked in thoroughly. Brown each side in a few tablespoons of canola oil in a skillet over medium heat. 
  • Transfer to a wire rack set in a sheet pan while browning other slices
  • Bake on said rack in an oven. The oven should be 450F ish.
  • Take out when it's crispy. If it's burnt, you waited too long.
  • Switch the oven to the broiler setting.
  • Top with grated cheddar cheese and return to the oven until melted.
  • Top with apple syrup thing.

Apple syrup thing

  • Get a crisp apple. Not a mushy one. Get one apple for each person that is eating.
  • Peel and core. Cut into irregular slices. 
  • Sauté in butter, in a pan, over medium heat until lightly browned.
  • Add fresh grated nutmeg and cinnamon. Clove would work here too.
  • For each apple, add two heaping tablespoons of brown sugar and 1/3 cup of water.
  • Cook until the liquid is reduced to a syrup.
  • Grate orange zest over it if you're feeling extra fancy.