When the makers of Cascade Platinum told me I could pop my dishes right into the dishwasher without scrubbing off all of the food, I was a bit skeptical. And just to prove their point, they asked me to host a brunch, make a seriously yummy French toast recipe as well as brownies and pop those dishes right into the dishwasher. Again, without scrubbing.
French Toast Recipe
If you want to see if something cleans dirty dishes well, then a yummy gooey homemade mac and cheese recipe should do the trick. (And a special thanks to The Food Network and alton Brown who shared this recipe for this challenge.)
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons honey, warmed in microwave for 20 seconds
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 8 (1/2-inch) slices day-old or stale country loaf, brioche or challah bread
- 4 tablespoons butter
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- For the French Toast, in a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, honey and salt. When ready to cook, pour custard mixture into a pie pan.
- Dip bread into mixture, allowing it to soak for 30 seconds on each side. Then remove to a cooling rack that is sitting in a sheet pan, and allow to sit for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a 10-inch nonstick saute pan. Place 2 slices of bread at a time into the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side.
- Remove from pan and place on rack in oven for 5 minutes. Repeat with all 8 slices.
- Serve immediately with maple syrup, whipped cream or fruit.