Astrid and Alona went to the Dallas Arboretum last Thanksgiving week (2021). The day they were there, was chef demonstration and tasting day! They watched Chef Isabel (We think!) prepare an Apple Creme Anglaise with brioche toast. It has taken a few months for the Dallas Arboretum to finally post the recipe, but they did and we made it and it is pretty amazing. Although tedious, it is well worth it.
|Brioche Toast with Apple Creme Anglaise|
|Lightly Toasted Brioche in a Cast Iron Pan|
|Anglaise with Rum Apples|
|Apples to be mixed with Rum!|
1 loaf of Brioche Toast
2 eggs + a tad of cream, mixed to dip the brioche in to toast
2 apples, chopped into cubes or so - we used gala
1 - 1.5 cup of milk
0.5 cups of heavy cream, or so
6 egg yolks
1/4 cup of sugar - or so - you can change to taste
1/2 cup of rum
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1. Chop the apples
2. Place apples into a small pan, pour rum over them and cook until softened and alcohol has cooked out. Do not be alarmed if alcohol flambes (similar to bananas foster).
3. Stir in Vanilla to apples
4. While apples are cooking, you can whisk together the sugar, egg yolks and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Use a bowl that is heat resistant.
5. Bring milk and cream to a boil.
6. Very slowly ladle the hot milk mixture into the egg yolks while constantly whisking to temper the eggs. Do this until about half of the milk mixture remains.
7. Now, slowly, pour the tempered egg mixture back into the milk pan, whisking constantly. If it begins to boil, lower the heat.
8. Cook, stirring continuously, until the creme Anglaise begins to thicken.
9. Turn off the heat and stir in the rum apples.
10. Quickly dip the brioche toast pieces into egg or egg and cream and fry on a cast iron pan for just 20-30 seconds per side.
11. Serve brioche toast with ladled apple anglaise on top.
What we liked:
It is amazing.
What we didn't like:
It is time consuming! And you have egg whites left over.
What Kaspian, Astrid and Orion thought about it:
They absolutely LOVED it.
No changes, maybe make more!