To the naked eye this probably looks like a few slices of French toast topped with some spiced apples, but in reality it’s a version of French toast that I came up with last Saturday. I call it drunken French toast.
The bread? Beer bread made with Sprecher Brewery’s Abbey Triple Belgian style ale. Instead of just battering the bread in a mixture of egg and milk like you do with traditional French toast though I swapped out the milk for RumChata, which if you’ve never had it is Caribbean rum mixed with dairy cream and spices. Basically RumChata tastes like the leftover milk that you have in the bottom of your cereal bowl when you eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
Once my French toast was done I finished it off by topping it with apple slices that were mixed with cinnamon, sugar and a little bit of nutmeg and boiled in whiskey. Yep, beer, rum and whiskey all in one meal! And a breakfast meal at that!
The French toast slices on their own were awesome, and the whiskey soaked apples were super good, but together they combined for some pretty top notch drunken French toast! I even had some of the egg / RumChata mixture left over when I was done so I made scrambled eggs with it. They turned out to be some of the best scrambled eggs I’ve had in a while, so it looks like I might need to start incorporating RumChata into some more of my recipes. I do have 3/4 of a bottle left over after all!
DavidOctober 22, 2012 at 4:18 pm (10 years ago)
Yo — love the blog and have a question: did you get buzzed off of this at all? What kind of whiskey did you use?
NickOctober 22, 2012 at 4:19 pm (10 years ago)
Nope, not at all. I used Jack Daniels, just because that was what I had at the time, but any whiskey would work pretty well.
Justin Dolske (@dolske)October 24, 2012 at 3:12 am (10 years ago)
EliasOctober 24, 2012 at 11:05 am (10 years ago)
PLEASE PLEASE Send me the recipe for the Drunken French Toast.
NickOctober 24, 2012 at 12:49 pm (10 years ago)
I actually didn’t keep track of the exact amounts of ingredients I used, but for the beer bread I just followed the recipe that came along with it and then as far as making it into French toast I just followed what I normally do, but swapped out the milk that I usually use for RumChata.
After that I just sliced up the apples and poured enough whiskey in a pot to cover them and then let it boil and added probably about a cup of sugar, a tablespoon of cinnamon and half a teaspoon of nutmeg and just sort of kept stirring them around until they were nice and soft.
@NashvilleGPOOctober 24, 2012 at 4:02 pm (10 years ago)
This needs to happen at my house!
ElliotOctober 26, 2012 at 7:34 pm (10 years ago)
Go home french toast. You’re drunk.
Tina (Boise)October 26, 2012 at 8:05 pm (10 years ago)
That sounds scrumptious, yummy for the tummy..
@MrShadestepOctober 29, 2012 at 2:51 pm (10 years ago)
Are you legally able to operate heavy machinery after having this for breakfast?
@ChainsawLoversOctober 30, 2012 at 10:55 am (10 years ago)
How about a little hair of the dog disguised as breakfast food?
AJNovember 1, 2012 at 10:06 am (10 years ago)
this looks so good! I would however have added a few sausage patties to top it off! MMMMMmmm!