Long time no see.
The last time I made French toast was in highschool. So, maybe not that long ag0. ;P
Back then, my idea of French toast was to beat some eggs, coat bread with it and cook.
There was no milk, cinnamon or vanilla added – the ingredients for a basic recipe.
Oh, how a few simple ingredients can make it so much better! It’s the perfect breakfast. Especially with a good cup of coffee and some pretty flowers from a certain sister in-law.
Recipe (adapted from Simply Recipes):
- 4 eggs
- 2/3 cup milk
- 2 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 8 thick slices of 2-day-old bread, better if slightly stale
- maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 375°F
- Add eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla to a shallow bowl.
- Whisk until well blended.
- Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, allowing bread to soak up some of the mixture (30 sec on each side).
- Melt some butter (or use vegetable oil) over a large skillet on med-high heat.
- Add as many slices of bread onto the skillet as will fit at a time.
- Fry until brown on both sides (2-3 min on each side), flipping the bread when necessary.
- Put in oven for 5 min.
- Serve hot with butter, maple syrup, and if available, fresh berries.
Notes and Tips:
I normally half the recipe for 4 slices of bread, but I find the mixture is usually not enough since I like the bread to soak up a lot of the mix. Putting the French toast in the oven after frying makes the outside crispy, while keeping the inside moist.