Blueberry Croissant French Toast

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brandy (don't skip the brandy, it really makes the flavor sing)
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 8 Tbsp. blueberry jam
  • 4 regular-size croissants, cut horizontally, or 8 petite croissants
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

    Directions

    1. In a wide bowl or baking dish, whisk together half and half, eggs, sugar, brandy, cinnamon and salt.



    2. Spread 2 tablespoons jam on each of 4 croissant halves (1 tablespoon if using petite croissants); top each with a plain croissant half, pressing to adhere.



    3. Place croissants in custard turn to coat. Let soak for a few minutes until custard is absorbed, turning and basting often.



    4. In a large heavy skillet or electric frying pan over medium-high heat, melt butter.



    5. Add croissants and fry until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side.



    6. Transfer to serving plates.



    7. Add blueberries to same skillet and sauté until heated through, about 3 minutes.



    8. Spoon berries over croissants.



    9. Dust with powdered sugar just before serving.





    Sandy Thompson
    Inspired Chef Culinary Instructor
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