OK, it’s French toast, and maybe even particularly un-French -- it just sounds better with all those lovely, lined-up Gallic rimes. Spirits in pastry can be the sort of novelty that’s both over- and mis-used, but there’s something almost pre-determinedly perfect about this combination: the vanilla, spice and custard notes so common to Kentucky bourbon coincide serendipitously with the dish’s classic ingredients. Fate that they should meet.

The rub here is personalizing the proportions to play off of, and into, the particular character of your favorite Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.