French toast is a delicious and classic addition to breakfast or brunch. It is an impressive breakfast dish, and it's easy to make. Neither particularly French nor toast, French toast is actually bread grilled in a mixture of eggs and milk. French toast is also a great way to use up bread that is becoming stale. In fact, older bread is actually better because it will absorb the egg/milk mixture without falling apart.
Ingredients and supplies:
- 4-6 slices bread
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 cup Milk
- Large, shallow bowl
- 1-2 tablespoons butter
Make the French toast batter. First, crack the eggs in the bowl. Then add the milk, and whisk the eggs and milk together. This simple batter is the secret to making French toast.
Prepare the pan. Grease the pan, and then place it over medium heat. Allow it to warm while you prepare the toast. Place a little butter in the pan right before you add the bread to keep it from sticking.
Dip the bread. Dip each piece of bread in the batter, making sure both sides are coated. Leave the bread in the batter for just a minute to allow time for it to soak into the bread.
Cook the French toast. Place the battered bread on the warm pan. Sprinkle some cinnamon on the top of each piece of French toast. When the first side begins to brown, flip it to allow the other side to cook. Make sure that both sides are cooked thoroughly since the batter contains eggs. It should take about 2-3 minutes on each side for the French toast to turn golden brown.
Serve. Serve your French toast warm, with a dusting of powdered sugar and some maple syrup. It is also delicious with applesauce or jam. French toast can also be served as a dessert with chocolate sauce, sliced strawberries, and whipped cream.
French toast is an easy yet delicious breakfast that takes just a few minutes to make. Elegant yet simple, it is perfect for breakfast in bed, a large brunch, or even a simple weekday meal. You can double or even triple this recipe; count on 2 pieces of French toast per person. If you are making a large batch, keep the finished slices warm by placing them in the oven at 200 degrees until you're ready to serve them.