For the Whipped Ricotta Topping
2 cups whole milk ricotta
6 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the Honey Butter Syrup (note, this will become a staple for so many other things, like hello breakfast pastry)
1/4 cup of honey
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the French Toast
1 (12-inch) loaf day-old challah or brioche
1 3/4 cups whole milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash of grated nutmeg
Butter, for the skillet
Make the Whipped Ricotta Topping:
In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, cream, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon and stir until everything fluffs up - about 1 minute. Chill while you make the rest. Oh, and just like the honey butter... this whipped topping will be a staple for other breakfast pastries. Just wait, you will be obsessed.
Make the Honey Butter Syrup:
In a small saucepan, combine the honey, butter, vanilla, and a few pinches of salt and heat over low heat until the mixture begins to bubble. Remove from the heat but keep warm!
Make the French Toast:
Cut the bread into slices 2 inches thick. In an 8-inch square baking dish, whisk the eggs, milk, cream, vanilla, a few pinches of salt, and nutmeg (I skipped nutmeg as I am not a fan). Dip each piece of bread in the egg mixture for 10 seconds per side if you want a lighter, fluffier French toast, or (better option in my opinion) 20-30 seconds per side for a creamier, more custardy and undercooked-in-a-good-way centers.
Put slices of bread on a baking sheet to hold. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Grease the skillet generously with butter and add as many slices of bread as will fit comfortably in one layer. Cook until the bread is golden and toasty, about 5 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining bread, greasing the skillet again between batches.
Divide the French toast among plates, dollop with ricotta and drizzle with syrup.
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