Friday, May 21, 2010
Saturday bonus feature: How to make French Toast
This recipe comes from my Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook. It's delicious, you probably have all the ingredients on hand already, and it is very easy.
4 beaten eggs
1 cup milk
2 Tbs. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. orange liqueur (optional...I left it out)
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon (optional)
1/4 tsp. nutmeg (optional)
8 1/2-inch slices challah bread or brioche or 8 slices dry white bread (we used dry white bread and cinnamon raisin bread, that we let sit out overnight)
2 Tbs. butter
Maple-flavored syrup (optional)
In a shallow bowl beat together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and if desired, orange liqueur and/or cinnamon and nutmeg. Dip bread slices into egg mixture, coating both sides (if using challah bread or brioche, let soak in egg mixture about 10 seconds on each side).
In a skillet or on a griddle melt 1 Tbs. of the butter over medium heat; add half of the bread slices (we were able to use 8 slices on our pancake griddle at a time) and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. (I always sprinkle extra ground cinnamon on mine while they are cooking.)Repeat with remaining butter and bread slices. Serve warm. If desired, serve with syrup. OH!!! Almost forgot to mention: This freezes really well, and can just be heated in a microwave later, which is why we make so much at a time.
Okay, so your turn...My family always just uses syrup on our french toast. What does your family like to eat on your french toast, pancakes, and waffles? Do you always use syrup, or do you get creative? Would love to hear your ideas!