French Toast with Vanilla Whipped Cream and Vanilla Glaze

Our latest recipe from a local chef comes from one of MasterChef Junior’s competitors, 16 year old Zac Kara. The young chef appeared on the show when he was only 12 and prepared food for celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsey, Graham Elliot and Christina Tosi.

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Zac was born in Toronto and raised in Orlando Florida. Hometown chefs like Mark McEwan, Susur Lee, and Stephen Yan inspired him in his even younger youth and in Florida he got to learn alongside locals what it takes to succeed in the food industry.

Zac also has his own cookbook “Cooking Up Life” that features 6 of his original recipes. Each of the recipes is paired with a YouTube video that showcases the chefs tips.

Zac has shared with us one of his recipes. Try his French Toast with Vanilla Whipped Cream and Vanilla Glaze.

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French Toast with Vanilla Whipped Cream & Vanilla Glaze


French Toast​

● 4 eggs
● 2 tsp vanilla extract
● 1⁄2 tsp cinnamon
● 4 tsp sugar
● 2 tbsp milk
● 4 slices brioche bread
● 4 tsp grapeseed oil

Vanilla Whipped Cream​

● 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
● 1 tsp vanilla extract
● 4 tsp sugar (optional)

Vanilla Glaze​

● 1⁄4 cup + 2 tbsp powdered sugar
● 2 tsp vanilla extract
● 4 tsp milk

Garnishes (optional)​:

● Raspberries
● Fresh Mint


Vanilla Whipped Cream​

1. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, whisk together the heavy cream, vanilla extract,
and sugar until the mixture forms peaks.

Vanilla Glaze​

1. In a small bowl, mix together the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk.

French Toast​

1. Whisk the eggs, vanilla, milk, cinnamon, and sugar together in a medium sized bowl.

2. Dip the bread into the batter, letting it sit for one minute on each side.

3. Heat a medium size pan on medium to high heat. Drizzle in the grapeseed oil, and
cook bread until golden brown on each side.

4. Remove the french toast from the pan, and let cool.

5. Top french toast with powdered sugar and serve with whipped cream, and vanilla
glaze. Garnish the french toast with raspberries, and fresh mint if desired.


For more information on Zac Kara, visit his website.



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