The best of both world ! This recipe comes from one of my favorite TV Chef (close behind Jamie Oliver) Tyler Florence isn't he the handsomest!!!
I love waffles. But I also looove french toast. The first time I heard of them (being french) I tried to translate the name of the dish and came up with something I've never heard of "tartine francaise" , then after reading the recipe I realised that it was "pain perdu" lost bread in France, It is called "lost bread" because it is a way to reclaim stale or "lost" bread. The hard bread is softened by dipping in a mixture of milk and eggs, and then fried.
The concept of the waffle french toast is simple really, you take the french toast and bake it in the waffle iron, kind of messy but oh so good.
Start with you favorite brioche or egg bread (I like to use challah bread also)
Slice your bread in thick slices, and gently dredge the slices in the egg batter,
and place them on the waffle iron, how many you can cook at a time depends on the size of your waffle iron.
Sprinkle with confectioner sugar, or your favorite syrup either maple syrup and fresh fruits like I did, or homemade fruit jam. Enjoy.
Recipe from Tyler Florence's book, Tyler Florence Family Meal
3 large eggs
1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
8 thick slices brioche loaf or other egg bread
Confectioners' sugar for dusting