my dad has always been something of a breakfast chef. since growing up, the most delicious of breakfasts were usually something cooked up by him (sorry mom!). probably because they were of the more indulgent variety than the healthy variety. banana french toast was at the top of the list. any bread will do (and it will be delicious), but i think challah bread is really the best. he made it for steve and i while we were down there recently and it was decadent. like better than a restaurant good. and it couldn't be simpler. also, it's the perfect thing to do with those black bananas you store in your freezer. you don't? just me?
challah bread banana french toast
a loaf of challah bread
5-6 very ripe bananas
1-2 cups of milk (or half and half--even better!)
blend eggs, bananas, milk.
soak day-old (or longer) semi stale challah bread. really press it into the batter until all the air bubbles are gone and it's sufficiently soaked up the mixture. both sides. and cook!
serve with maple syrup. maybe some whipped cream if you're feeling extra special.