BURNT TOAST 

Burnt Toast is the BEST French Toast that I’ve ever eaten in London. The homemade fig and walnut bread is soaked in a cinnamon, coconut sugar and vanilla and topped with mojito berries, Canadian maple syrup and house-made butterscotch sauce. Good! Now go try it!

Ingredients For Burnt Toast

FOR THE BURNT TOAST GELATO

  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 ½ cups whole milk
  • ¼ cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 slice burnt toast

FOR THE CONCORD GRAPE SORBET

  • 4 cups concord grapes, firmly packed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water

How to Make Burnt Toast

Step 1

Properly burn toast. Take a slice of bread and spread with softened butter. Place it on a sheet tray and toast it in a oven set at 400°F until it’s dark brown, but not black. Let cool.

Step 2

Make the burnt-toast .In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and ¼ cup sugar. Set aside.

Step 3

In a saucepan, combine the heavy cream, whole milk, milk powder, and remaining sugar. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking occasionally. Pour a little bit of the liquid into the egg yolk mixture. Whisk to combine. Return to the saucepan and cook, stirring constantly until slightly thickened.


Whisk in the salt and crumble in the burnt toast. Allow to soak for a few minutes. Blend with a hand blender until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Chill completely before using.

Step 5

Make the concord grape sorbetCombine the grapes, sugar, and lemon juice. Allow to macerate for a few minutes. Blend with a hand blender until the grapes no longer look like grapes and the mixture looks like grape juice. Place the juice mixture in a saucepan. Add the water. Over medium heat, cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils. Carefully strain through a fine mesh strainer or through cheesecloth. Chill completely before using.

Step 6

Combine the gelato and sorbetSlowly pour the concord grape sorbet mixture into the popsicle mold, a little less than halfway. Carefully and slowly pour in the burnt toast gelato mixture. Do not stir, and move the mold as little as possible. (This gives you the swirl effect.) Insert the popsicle sticks and place the mold in the freezer. Freeze overnight.

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