Fall French Toast

Serves 6-8

4 eggs
1 cup half & half (or heavy cream if you’re feeling ambitious)
¼ cup honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon orange extract
pinch of salt
½ loaf of peasant bread (or your choice of thick boule bread), sliced

Unsalted butter, for skillet
Maple syrup, for serving
Powdered sugar, for serving

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet. Soak bread slices in the egg mixture for about 1-2 minutes and place on the skillet. Fry bread on both sides until they are mottled brown and firmer to the touch (as opposed to soggy feeling). Remove from skillet, dust with powdered sugar, if you chose, and serve with hot, real maple syrup or more melted butter.