Monday, August 30, 2010

Fluffy French Toast with Root-Beer Float Syrup

Root-Beer Floats have always been my All-American guy's dessert of choice!

Knowing that, I made a new and different Saturday morning delight at our house!

1/4 cup of the batter

and root-beer extract in the syrup are the two ingredients that make this Fluffy French Toast and Root-Beer Float Syrup a wickedly-wonderful way to start the day!

I used a thick sliced potato bread, of course..yeah, Idaho!

I whisked the flour with a little of the milk, making a smooth paste. Then I added the balance of the milk and whisked the salt, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla and sugar together until frothy and light. I was too lazy to get out my big griddle and squeezed my toast into a large fry pan. Next time, I'll kick it up on the grill...much easier in the long run!

Got it toasty, golden brown, just perfectly ready, (after burning my first two pieces...I used to be really good at doing two things at once) yikes!

While the toast was frying, I melted butter, then added buttermilk and sugar to a deep sauce pan. I stirred it till it reached a boil and removed it from the heat.

Quickly, I added root-beer extract and soda to it and it. It is so cool, foaming up just like a frosty root-beer float!

Plate your French toast...

add the Root-Beer Float Syrup and top with whipped cream.

Fluffy French Toast

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 12 thick slices of bread
Measure flour into a large mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in the milk. Whisk in the salt, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla and sugar until smooth. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Soak bread slices in mixture until saturated. Cook bread on each side until golden brown. Serve hot.

Root-Beer Float Syrup

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. root-beer extract
In a large saucepan, melt butter, add buttermilk and sugar. Stir to dissolve. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Add soda and root-beer extract. Make the saucepan is large because soda expands the mixture, just like a root-beer float! Top with ice cream or whipped cream.
Ah-ha: This syrup would be divine over vanilla ice cream with anything; crepes, waffles, pancakes or Buttermilk Pound Cake!

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  1. Did you just imagine this up in your own head?
    I would NEVER have thought of such a thing! We love French toast around here, and we love a rootbeer float. I would love to try this fun little combination.

    You just amaze me with what you can come up with!!

  2. HI! Yummy French Toast! I love all things rootbeer. We'll have to give this one try!!

    Potato bread is my favorite. You don't find it much here in Nebraska. I can find it at a great small town bakery close to my husbands home town in Minnesota!

  3. Well this is definitely different! Looks good:@)

  4. What a unique recipe. I will have to make this for my dad and Jordan as they LOVE root beer. Thanks for the recipe.

    Happy Monday! La

  5. This looks and sounds yummy. I love breakfast and often have it for dinner. I am putting it in my "to try" folder.

  6. what a creative delicious looking recipe!

  7. What a good idea...I love them both so together this must be an awesome taste..thanks for sharing! :D

  8. Oh My, Gnee-
    Whenever I come to your blog - I get hungry! Right now I still can't eat much and all of your yummy treats look delicious. My stomach is growling. I wish I could take a bite right from your photos.
    Thanks for the get well wish - I am feeling better.
    My best- Diane

  9. We love the flavor of root beer and I think this would be absolutely delicious on vanilla ice cream. It's great to think of new ways of using old fashioned flavors.

  10. OH MY GOSH!!! That sounds so delicious! I LOVE root beer floats!

  11. Root Beer float Syrup... that is very cool. The men of my house LOVE root beer floats so this should be an instant hit. BTW I have a recipe swap on my blog every Thursday - hope you can stop by!

  12. I've never heard of anything like this! It looks really good! Thanks for sharing : )

  13. This is sooooo neat
    I've never hear of root beer syrup
    but I bet its SUPER FANTASTIC
    thanks SO much for sharing


  14. Oh my - rootbeer floats are a particular favorite in this house!


  15. Oh YUM!! My family would love this one. Especially my oldest for he could have rootbeer floats for every meal.

  16. My son will think he has died and gone to heaven. I can't wait to show him this.....and for the record...he is 21!! Ha~ Lori L

  17. That looks amazing!! Seriously soooo good!

  18. Oh MY! That looks SO YUMMY!
    I invite you to come this this up at my Making It Linky Party!

  19. Sounds great!
    Thanks for linking up!

  20. Wow! Who'd a thought? What a great idea. Must be wickedly good!

  21. That looks so yummy! You're so creative!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

  22. This sounds like a fun recipe! I'll have to plan this for breakfast on our next camping trip with the nephews!


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