Saturday, 25 June 2011

French toast

I am really hard pressed for good breakfast options. Hubby dear is not a fan of cereals, upma or any of the rava based tiffin items. I have very few choices - idli/dosa with sambhar (not chutney), paratha/chapati, bread omlette. So when I came across this frech toast recipe on, I was overjoyed :).
Mom used to make this for breakfast when we were young, but I had completely forgotten about this option.
There is a lovely video of Stephanie making these toasts on joyofbaking.

Here is the recipe:
3 large eggs
3/4 cup (180 ml) milk or cream (I used milk)
pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (optional) ( I did not add this)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
6 slices of good quality, day old bread (cut into 1/2 inch slices) (1.5 cm)
Butter for frying

In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon (if using). Transfer the egg mixture to a large shallow glass or ceramic dish. Dip both sides of each slice of bread into the egg mixture. 
Meanwhile, in a large non-stick frying pan, over medium to medium-high heat, melt about one tablespoon of butter. Fry the slices of bread until golden brown on one side and then turn and fry the other side. If not serving immediately, keep warm in a 250 degree F (130 degree C) oven. Continue frying the other slices of bread, adding more butter as needed.
Serve immediately with a dusting of powdered sugar and pure maple syrup or fresh fruit. Preparation time 10 minutes.
Serves 2-3.

I chose to serve this with maple syrup and fresh bananas and mangoes. 

Verdict: Well it turns out, the toasts though delicious were not that much a hit with hubby dear. He basically is not too fond of bread either :(. Anyway I shall keep trying various options.

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