Almond Bostock [the Beyonce of French Toast]

French toast is a breakfast dish made from slices of bread dipped in milk and eggs, then fried until golden brown. But cooking this traditional recipe can be a little challenging—that’s why we have almond bostock! A french toast-inspired dessert with the crunchy flavor of almonds works well as an alternative to pancakes or waffles. The secret ingredient? Wine vinegar, which adds just enough sourness for this sweet dish without masking the taste.—Almond Bostock

Almond Bostock is the Beyonce of French Toast. The company’s unique recipes are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.

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Bostock is one of the desserts I’m committed to make materialize. You’ve probably heard of bostock, the sweet, thick brioche French toast treat that’s 10 times better than conventional French toast. You don’t know what I’m talking about, do you? It’s OK; I’ll tell you everything.

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What exactly is bostock?

Imagine thick-cut brioche pieces soaked in an orange-almond syrup, smeared with a somewhat sweet almond paste, and then roasted to golden brown perfection before being sprinkled with powdered sugar.

ARE YOU STILL WITH ME?

Unlike American French toast, bostock does not utilize eggs and does not need the use of a pan. The thick-cut brioche slices are roasted in the oven, leaving the interior soft and pillowy while the exterior becomes somewhat crispy and crunchy.

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And, unlike French Toast, you won’t need any additional syrup, utensils, or three slices to be satisfied. This one beautiful slice has it all: sweetness from the syrup, umami from the almonds, and a caramelized crunch from the toasting. IT MAKES ME WANT IT AGAIN JUST WRITING ABOUT IT.

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Plus, it doesn’t have to be served warm. Of course, it’s best served hot, but bostock may be served cold as well for convenient entertaining.

There are no negative remarks to be made about this dish.

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So, what exactly are you waiting for? Let’s go for a bostock boogie.

If you can’t locate brioche in the shop, make your own. It’ll also work with challah!

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Ingredients

  • 8 1-inch slices cut from a fresh brioche loaf
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 pound of sugar
  • 1 orange’s zest
  • almond extract (two tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup whole, natural Blue Diamond almonds
  • 5 teaspoons melted butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar, granulated
  • flour (two tablespoons)
  • almond extract (1 1/2 teaspoons)
  • vanilla extract (1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1 tablespoon rum (mild)
  • 1 cup almonds, sliced (optional)
  • sprinkling sugar (powdered)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking pans with parchment paper. Place brioche pieces on pans in an equal layer, allowing 2 inches between them.
  2. Combine water, sugar, orange zest, and almond essence in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the sugar has fully dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat.
  3. Brush both sides of each brioche with the sugar water using a pastry brush. Each slice should be fully wet. Set aside while you create the almond paste.
  4. Pulse whole almonds in a food processor until they create a fine meal with the consistency of wet sand. Pulse together the melted butter, sugar, flour, almond extract, vanilla extract, and rum until well blended.
  5. Spread 2-3 teaspoons of the almond mixture over each piece of moistened brioche, spreading it to the edges. Sprinkle sliced almonds on top of each slice if desired.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Allow to cool fully after removing from the oven. Before serving, dust with powdered sugar!

More French toast recipes may be found at:

Baked Cinnamon Raisin Pumpkin French Toast Overnight

Baked French Toast with Cinnamon Apples

French Toast with Strawberry Nutella

Scone Bread French Toast

French Toast Cups with Blueberries and Basil

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