TODAY | June 07, 2013
>> especially when there's a little whiskey and bourbon involved. acclaimed chef and partner of new york city 's arlington club lawrence has some good ideas.
>> good morning, nice to see.
>> a little french toast ?
>> french toast .
>> with the authentic french way?
>> not too sure. we have some spices so we're going to do the batter.
>> what are in the spices? cinnamon, nutmeg.
>> ginger, whole spice.
>> the whole spice rack just about.
>> we'll do the batter, some of the rub, the eggs, orange zest .
>> sugar. here we go. a little milk. and cream.
>> this is very low fat.
>> do we add the spices?
>> we add the spices, yep.
>> you're using hala. hala!
>> we're going to soak them inside.
>> let it soak a long time?
>> five, six minutes.
>> so it gets really wet.
>> now we have a hot pan on the stove which i'll warm up in there.
>> plain butterscotch?
>> plain butterscotch. we have the pan for the toast.
>> i'm going to melt a little bit of butter. maybe a little bit too much.
>> i was going to say that's a little bit of butter.
>> how hot do you want your pan?
>> pretty hot especially at the beginning we'll lower it down a little bit after.
>> because you want to get a good sear on the toast?
>> you want to get it crunchy.
>> i'm going to put a mix of spice and sugar, so it will caramelize in the pan.
>> a secret, nice trick. let's pretend that's been soaking a little bit longer.
>> all right.
>> there we go.
>> do you that how long on each side roughly?
>> probably three minutes because the egg has to cook inside so here i have my butterscotch sauce, i'll put some banana slice inside.
>> you got some shelf pecans.
>> that i mashed myself, spent all morning doing that, al.
>> you're going to cook this down so it gets thicker?
>> i'm going to cook it down a little bit and then cook the banana and when they are cooked, i'm going to throw this on here.
>> what do you serve this with here on the side?
>> this is the monkey bread .
>> the monkey bread .
>> sounds good.
>> made with orange and butter.
>> any dad would be lucky to get this for father's day.
>> this is the popova stuffed with creamed spinach, crispy short ribs, poached eggs and mushroom.