Hello French toast!

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
  • butter
  • maple syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Add eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla to a shallow bowl.
  3. Whisk until well blended.
  4. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, allowing bread to soak up some of the mixture (30 sec on each side).
  5. Melt some butter (or use vegetable oil) over a large skillet on med-high heat.
  6. Add as many slices of bread onto the skillet as will fit at a time.
  7. Fry until brown on both sides (2-3 min on each side), flipping the bread when necessary.
  8. Put in oven for 5 min.
  9. 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.

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5 thoughts on “Hello French toast!

  1. Just made these for lunch. J loved it, even without maple syrup. Yum!
    I left the 3rd slice soaking too long so there was nothing left for the last slice. Oops.

    • French toast for lunch? Nice! I’m glad she likes them. I also tend to leave it to soak for too long. I think that’s what makes them good. 😉 You should try the banana pancakes. Those are good without syrup too.

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