Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and the best way to start the day is with French toast. French toast is a sweet and delicious way to serve up breakfast for a crowd on a special weekend morning, or to surprise that special someone for breakfast in bed!
French toast, also known as eggy bread or pain perdu in France, is best made with day old bread so it can absorb the milk and egg mixture, and avoid soggy and limp toast. Many people opt for breads like challah or brioche thanks to its already sweet taste, but we at Ne-Mo’s prefer our fresh pound cake instead. Since it is best right out of the package, we recommend drying out our pound cake for a little bit in the oven—this way you can still enjoy the fresh taste of Ne-Mo’s bread without it being too soggy. Thanks to our numerous options, you can choose whichever pound cake you want to enjoy, whether it is our All Butter, Golden, or Lemon Pound Cakes.
There are a myriad of options to top off your Ne-Mo’s Pound Cake French Toast. You can make a delicious blackberry compote and lemon ricotta topping to brighten your pound cake with a delicious citrus zing that will delight your tastebuds. You can also make your own “Original” table syrup which is reminiscent of Mrs. Butterworth’s sweet sauce.
If you are a savory breakfast kind of person, don’t fret: there are many recipes out there to satisfy your bold palette, but we prefer Serious Eats perfect and easy French toast which recalls the classic recipe we love. Lucky for us, Serious Eats has figured out the perfect portioning of ingredients to achieve the rich, yellow hue and crunchy, caramel webs of sugar we know. Next time you are making French toast, try this recipe with our Pound Cake. You won’t be disappointed!
- 6 large eggs
- 4 tablespoons sugar, plus more for sprinkling
- Pinch kosher salt
- Pinch ground cinnamon
- Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups whole milk
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter for the pan, plus more for serving
- 8 slices of Ne-Mo’s Pound Cake, your choice of flavor
- Syrup, compote, or any delicious topping you love!
Preheat your over to 200°F. Set a wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet. Unwrap Ne-Mo pound cake of your choice. Place, in a single layer, each slice of Ne-Mo’s pound cake on the wire rack. Cook in the oven, turning once, until lightly toasted and dried out, about 10 minutes.
While the bread is cooking, whisk together eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla until combined. Once thoroughly mixed, add milk and whisk until it reaches a creamy consistency.
In a large non-stick or cast iron pan, heat 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until the foaming ceases. Soak two slices of bread in the milk and egg bath until saturated, turning if need be. Add the soaked bread to the pan and cook until browned on the bottom side while swirling the butter. This should take about 3 minutes. Sprinkle the top side of the bread with sugar, if using, and flip. Continue to cook until browned on the second side, about another 3 minutes. Once done, place on the wire rack and keep in the oven for warmth until you are ready to serve. Repeat this process with the remaining bread.
Serve French toast with whipped butter, maple syrup, powdered sugar, or fruit compote, and enjoy!