Recipe variations are fun. After all, who doesn’t enjoy taking a classic recipe and turn it into a new, more exciting dish? There’s lots of room for creativity in the kitchen, and we always encourage experimentation!
So, as I was looking for a twist on my favorite breakfast item, the French toast, I discovered a recipe for Bailey’s French toast — it’s on the creamy liqueur’s website.
I tried it, adjusted it to my palate, and here it is! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
We all have a different recipe for the custardy dip we use to smother bread slices to make
French toast. Well, one way of making Bailey’s French Toast is adding a splash of Original Bailey’s to the recipe you already know and love.
If you don’t have your own, you can use mine, which calls for eggs and just a splash of milk. I usually add vanilla and cinnamon to the mixture as well, but this time we’re letting the Baileys do all the talking.
So, add some Baileys to the egg mixture and dip your bread slices like you usually would.
And to make these a bit more decadent, drizzle the French toast with a bit more of Bailey’s and garnish with whipped cream. Be careful, though; this is a boozy breakfast!
And now that we’ve opened a world of opportunities, why not use different types of Baileys for the French toast? After all, the brand now has a dozen varieties!
And don’t stop at Bailey’s. Make French toast with coffee liqueur for a life-changing experience, and if you have some, use chocolate liqueur like Godiva — that’s an exciting French toast right there!
As for the garnish, add whipping cream, crushed nuts, chocolate syrup or just dust these beauties with confectioners’ sugar. The sky’s the limit, and let’s face it. You can’t get these wrong.
And here’s a final thought. Baileys is more than a delicious after-dinner drink. It has a place in the kitchen and not only for breakfast but desserts as well!
In a bowl, combine the eggs, milk and Baileys.
Heat a skillet over a medium flame and melt the butter.
Dip the bread slices in the Baileys mixture until coated and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Cook the slices one by one.
Serve and garnish with whipped cream, crushed nuts, fresh fruit, brown sugar or maple syrup.