Ciabatta French Toast With Local Jam & Ghee

Prep Time: 10 Minute
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 25 Minutes
Serving Size: 6
1 loaf ciabatta bread, sliced
8 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup half and half
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of salt
1 jar (10oz) local raspberry jam
1/2 cup water
1 pint local raspberries
1 pint blackberries or one bag frozen
6-8 tablespoons organic ghee (clarified butter)
powdered sugar, for topping
Pour jam into a medium saucepan. Add water and berries (reserve a few of each for topping). Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer until thickened a bit. Keep warm.
Beat eggs and half and half. Add cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Dip sliced ciabatta bread into egg mixture and brown in pan with melted ghee. Three to four minutes per side. The more ghee the better so that the edges get very crispy, that is what this french toast is all about.
Warm jam while making french toast. Drizzle jam mixture over french toast. Top with more berries, ghee and powdered sugar.

Recipe adapted from Half Baked Harvest.