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Mother's Day Brunch

Serve this, and secure your place as the favorite child!

If your mom is anything like mine, she is notoriously hard to shop for. Flowers? “Oh hon, don’t waste your money.” Clothes? “Oh, you don’t know my size.” Candles? “I only like certain scents.” But the one thing that no mom can turn down is a delicious brunch made by her loving child. It’s the perfect display of thoughtfulness, effort, gratitude, and quality time. Plus, she doesn’t have to shlep herself down to the mall the next day to exchange some other gift you
would have gotten her.

Custard dipped, panko-crusted, orange butter slathered French Toast. Need I say more? This sweet, savory, citrus combination pairs perfectly with mimosas, thick cut bacon, and the company of your momma. Plus, it’s so easy to pull off.

Panko Crusted Croissant French Toast with Orange Butter


 mini croissants
 1 cup whole milk
 1/2 cup heavy cream
 2 tsp cinnamon
 2 tsp vanilla
 2 eggs
 1-2 cups plain panko breadcrumbs
 frying oil (avocado or peanut are my favorite)
 1 stick salted butter, softened
 3-4 tbs orange marmalade
 pure maple syrup

 Combine softened butter and orange marmalade with a hand mixer or in the food
processor. Place in a ramekin and set aside.
 Using a serrated knife, split your croissants in half, not cutting all the way through, and
open lying flat.

 To make the custard, combine whole milk, heavy cream, cinnamon, vanilla, and eggs.
Whisk together.
 In a separate bowl, pour out your plain panko breadcrumbs.
 First, dip your croissant into the custard, soaking on both sides, for a total of 5 seconds,
to avoid sogginess. Then, transfer the dipped croissant to the panko and press the
breadcrumbs into the croissant on both sides, ensuring it's liberally coated.
 Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat, with your desired neutral oil. You only need
about a centimeter of oil in the pan, just enough to generously coat the surface.
 Shallow fry your coated croissants on both sides until golden brown and crispy. Let drain
on a paper towel lined plate.
 Once all the croissants are fried, place immediately on a serving tray, top with dollops of
orange butter, lather with warm maple syrup, and prepare for the perfect bite!

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  • Panko French Toast
  • Chef Madison Lambert
  • Chef Madison Lambert