courtesy of New York Cult Recipes Book
300 g good sandwich bread
70 ml milk
70 ml thin (pouring) cream
3 drops natural vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 pinch salt
2 tsp sugar
40 g butter or 2 tbsp neutral cooking oil
maple syrup/butter/berry of your choice to serve
Cut the loaf into 2-3 cm slices. The loaf can be fresh, but slightly stale is even better.
Mix all of the other ingredients, except the butter or oil, with a fork or a whisk until combined.
Soak the bread in this mixture for a few minutes on each side until the slices are fully saturated.
COOKING AND SERVING
Brown the soaked slices in a frying pan over medium heat in the butter or oil for 2-3 min each side.
The slices should be golden on the outside but still moist on the inside.
Serve with maple syrup, butter and some berry.