I am back with yet another post about Panera Bread. This visit I invited my friends Joanne (left )and Rocky (right)to eat lunch. Being there first visit they loved the food and will definitely be visiting again. Have you visited Panera Bread? It is one of my favorite places to eat especially while out shopping.Today I would like to tell you about a couple of my favorite menu items and to share a recipe using Panera’s Cinnamon Raisin Bread.
My favorite items on the menu are:
I love Panera’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup any time of year. Made with chopped broccoli, shredded carrot and select seasonings simmered in a velvety smooth cheese sauce. This soup is served daily and is great to pair up with your favorite sandwich or salad.
Have you tried Panera’s Cinnamon Raisin Bread? I love it toasted with a little butter on top. So yummy!I have also used it for this fabulous french toast recipe that is awesome with maple syrup on top.
Cinnamon Raisin French Toast
8 slices 1/2″ thick Panera® Cinnamon Raisin Bread
4 T. melted butter
3/4 c milk
1/2 c heavy cream
3 large eggs
1 T. honey
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
For the French Toast custard, combine using a hand whisk the milk, heavy cream, eggs, honey, vanilla extract and the salt. This custard can be made well in advance. Give a brisk stir before making the toast.
Transfer the custard to a casserole or open shallow dish for dipping.
Dip one slice into the custard and turn over after about 15 seconds. Transfer the slice to a plate while dipping another slice into the custard.
Place a large skillet on a medium fire. Allow the pan to heat thoroughly before pouring 1 Tablespoon of the melted butter into the pan.
Place both slices carefully into the skillet and cook on each side until golden brown or about 2 minutes.
Repeat steps 3�5 until all the French toast is cooked.
An optional step is to place each finished French toast onto a baking sheet in a preheated oven until all are ready to serve.
Serve warm with real maple syrup. Serves 4.
Recipe from Panera.Com
What is your favorite recipe using Panera bread? To learn more about Panera visit Panera.Com. Follow Panera on Facebook.
Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. This being said, all thoughts and opinions about Panera Bread are strictly my own.