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!


Kelly Polizzi said...

k, you just made me want french toast and it's 1.40am. Will have to wait till breakfast time! I like to put golden syrup on mine. You can buy it in some supermarkets right next to the corn syrup (baking aisle?). It's imported from the UK and so good on everything you would put honey on. Its like corn syrup but with more of a molasses taste.

alli said...

I like powder sugar on French toast. But on pancakes chocolate syrup is good if you don't have chocolate chips

Beth said...

We had french toast for dinner!

Sometimes I do a savory french toast (no sugar at all) and put on a little cream cheese and spinach. It's good.

The best french toast topping I can think of is peanut butter (Put in on while hot so it melts a little) then maple syrup. So yummy.

Mallory's Mommy said...

our first attempt at making french toast tasted way too much like eggs and was gross!! I'm gonna try this and see if its sweeter, and yay that I can freeze it :D i <3 this blog

Sarah said...

my husband's family puts jam.

Matt, Cassidy, Parker and New Baby said...

I usually just use butter, but I did make a french toast sandwich with peanut butter and bananas a few weeks ago :) My son is only 19 months so I will normally give him a side of applesauce or yogurt with his pancakes/french toast that he can dip in if he chooses.

Becca said...

We usually have fresh berries on top of our french toast and pancakes. My kids love it and its better for them!