Root-Beer Floats have always been my All-American guy’s dessert of choice!
Knowing that, I made a new and different Saturday morning delight at our house!
1/4 cup of flour…in the batter
and root-beer extract in the syrup are the two ingredients that make this Fluffy French Toast and Root-Beer Float Syrup a wickedly-wonderful way to start the day!
I used a thick sliced potato bread, of course..yeah, Idaho!
I whisked the flour with a little of the milk, making a smooth paste. Then I added the balance of the milk and whisked the salt, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla and sugar together until frothy and light. I was too lazy to get out my big griddle and squeezed my toast into a large fry pan. Next time, I’ll kick it up on the grill…much easier in the long run!
Got it toasty, golden brown, just perfectly ready, (after burning my first two pieces…I used to be really good at doing two things at once) yikes!
While the toast was frying, I melted butter, then added buttermilk and sugar to a deep sauce pan. I stirred it till it reached a boil and removed it from the heat.
Quickly, I added root-beer extract and soda to it and it. It is so cool, foaming up just like a frosty root-beer float!
Plate your French toast…
add the Root-Beer Float Syrup and top with whipped cream.
Fluffy French Toast
1/4 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 pinch salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. sugar
12 thick slices of bread
Measure flour into a large mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in the milk. Whisk in the salt, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla and sugar until smooth. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Soak bread slices in mixture until saturated. Cook bread on each side until golden brown. Serve hot.
Root-Beer Float Syrup
1 stick butter
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups white sugar
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. root-beer extract
In a large saucepan, melt butter, add buttermilk and sugar. Stir to dissolve. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Add soda and root-beer extract. Make the saucepan is large because soda expands the mixture, just like a root-beer float! Top with ice cream or whipped cream. Ah-ha: This syrup would be divine over vanilla ice cream with anything; crepes, waffles, pancakes or Buttermilk Pound Cake!
Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!
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