Friday, April 12, 2013

Cheesy Cornbread French Toast with beef and Avocado recipe

Cheesy Cornbread French Toast with beef and Avocado
Cheesy Cornbread French Toast with beef and Avocado

A delicious take on French toast - this easy moist cornbread is dense and flavoursome and best made a day ahead for easy slicing

Serves 4 with leftover cornbread

Cheesy Cornbread French Toast ingredients: 1 and 1/2 cups plain flour. 2 teaspoons baking powder. 1 teaspoon baking soda. 1 and 1/2 teaspoons sea salt. 1 cup instant polenta. 1 tablespoon finely chopped thyme or rosemary. 2 tablespoons caster sugar. 1 and 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika. pinch of chilli powder or cayenne pepper. 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese. 1 cup milk. 2 tablespoons canola oil. 200 grams cottage cheese.1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed 
To assemble: 2 eggs. 3 tablespoons milk. butter and vegetable oil for cooking
To serve: hot cooked beef (we use Freedom Farms). 1 avocado, peeled and sliced. handful of baby salad leaves. 2 eggs purchased tomato chilli jam or relish

Cheesy Cornbread French Toast recipe: Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease a 24 cm square cake tin and line the base with baking paper. Sift the flour, baking powder and soda together into a large bowl and stir in the salt, polenta, thyme, sugar, paprika, chilli powder, cheese and the corn kernels. Whisk the eggs, milk, oil and cottage cheese together then add to the flour mixture. Using a large metal spoon, fold together until well combined but don't over mix. Spoon the batter into the tin and smooth the top. Bake for 23-25 minutes until the top is golden and the bread is firm to the touch. Don't overcook or the bread will be dry. Cool completely before removing from the tin

To assemble: Cut the cornbread into 2 cm thick slices. Beat the eggs and milk in a shallow dish and season well. Dip both sides of the bread in the egg, letting the excess drip off. Heat a sauté pan with a little butter and oil and cook the cornbread until golden and crusty on both sides. Drain on kitchen towels

To serve: Layer the cornbread, beef, avocado and salad leaves on each plate and serve with the tomato jam. By then, the cheesy cornbread French is ready