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Friday, November 20, 2009

I am fluent in French Toast...

My favorite toast comes from France... French toast is such an easy breakfast to put together. Eggs, bread, butter, syrup (if that's your thing), cinnamon, nutmeg and you're ready to go...

4 Eggs, beaten to within an inch of their lives
2 Tbsp water
1 tsp Cinnamon
pinch Nutmeg, fresh ground if you can
4 slices bread - I personally think sour dough is the best here but any will do

I think the key to really good french toast is breaking down the eggs as much as possible. You really want to whisk them so that they are totally separated. Doing this lets the bread get a nice even coat of the eggs. With that said, add the eggs, water, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a bowl and beat the heck out of them.

Add the bread and give it a minute on each side to soak up a bit of the eggs (you can do this in batches).

Heat a large saute pan to a medium heat and add a bit of butter and let it melt. Make sure the pan is coated with the butter and add your slices of bread. Cook on each side until you see a bit of color start to form. If you want, and I do, you can sprinkle a bit more cinnamon and nutmeg over the bread while it's in the pan for a bit of extra flavor. If you decide to add a bit more don't go too crazy with the spices. I like to serve my french toast (and pancakes) on a heated plate. I feel it makes everything work better for some reason. So warm up your plates, remove the bread from the pan and top with syrup or butter - or both if that's your thing - Eat & Enjoy...

Happy Cooking & Eating!



1 comment:

  1. Sweet Challah Bread is good, too. I now have stove envy.... What kind of pan were you using?