Updated: Apr 4
I was hesitating to include this as a recipe here. Well, guess I decided to do it anyway, maybe because this is too good not to include? I know Paska and Kulich are sacred. But I have leftover stale ones, so what am I gonna do with them? Right?
This is a very straight forward French toast recipe and it works well for any type of stale bread. So, no excuse for you not to make them. The trick is to cook the battered bread on low heat and with a little patience, you will get awesome French toasts.
Stale Paska Bread Homemade, 1
Sea Salt, Pinch
Sugar, 2 TBSP + More For Garnishing Adjust To Preference
Lemon Zest, 1/2 Lemon
Unsalted Butter, 2 TBSP
Maple Syrup, For Brushing
Cast Iron Skillet
Please visit my "Paska" page for the recipe.
Slice Paska bread into 1" discs. I managed to get 4 slices.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs until lightly beaten.
Gradually add in buttermilk while still whisking.
Add in salt, sugar and lemon zest.
Whisk to combine well and until the sugar has dissolved.
Soak the bread in the batter for 15 mins.
Flip and soak for another 15 mins.
Melt butter in a skillet over medium-low heat.
Sear the bread. Cover and cook for 5 to 8 mins or until the bottom crispy browned.
Flip and brush with maple syrup.
Cook for another 3 to 5 mins.
Remove from heat and garnish with some sugar.
Cwispy on the outside, soft custardy on the inside...