Sunday, April 27, 2008

Classic French Toast

One of my family's favorite breakfast foods is your classic French Toast. Topped with butter and syrup and you've got a warm and delicious comfort food that is appreciated morning, noon or night.

I usually list my tips for recipes after the actual recipe, but I want to emphasize this one: French Toast is actually better when it is made with day-old or almost stale bread. Day-old or almost stale bread will give you a better texture and a sturdier end product. New, fluffy bread can result in soggy or mushy french toast.

Classic French Toast
8 Slices of Bread
3 Eggs
2 T milk

Oil (or butter) and heat a griddle or frying pan. Whisk eggs and milk in a shallow dish wide enough for bread slices. One at a time, dip bread slices in egg mixture, turning to coat completely. Place coated bread on hot griddle, turning as needed to cook all sides evenly. Serve with syrup and butter. Refrigerate or freeze any leftovers.

Tips:
~Place cooked french toast pieces on a platter covered with paper towels and set platter in your microwave (no need to start it) to keep them warm until the entire batch is done.

~After topping with butter and syrup, sprinkle sugar over the top to add a bit of extra sweetness!

3 comments:

Mandy said...

I like to add cinnammon to my egg mixture. Then again I like to add cinnammon to just about everything!

Stephanie said...

We like to add cinnamon too and a drop of vanilla.

A real treat here is to make French toast sandwiches. Put cream cheese between two pieces of French toast. Put butter and syrup or powdered sugar on top! YUM! We might have that for dinner tonight!

jayne padgett said...

add your favorite creamer...you know coffee mate or international delights as a substitute for the milk...i add more than 2 tb.....any flavor will do...yummy!!!!