A simple, quick, easy recipe for French Toast that any beginner can master
(you can easily cut this recipe in half if you want to make just a few slices of French Toast)
-Splash of milk or cream(a few tablespoons should do the job)
-A few sprinkles of cinnamon (about 1/4 teaspoon)
-Optional: A dash of nutmeg, just a couple of shakes will do.
-4-6 slices of bread of your choice(I personally prefer a basic white bread, the store brand knock off wonder bread is pretty good) or what I also love is using slices of french bread or something similar. It has a firmer body to it and has a great texture. Also, Texas Toast is fantastic for this recipe.
-A frying pan, any size really will do
Optional: Powdered Sugar
- Mix the eggs, milk(or cream) cinnamon and nutmeg with a fork in a flatter type of bowl to make dipping the bread in it easier.
- Meanwhile heat up your pan over a medium to medium high heat and add cooking oil, just a few drops will do(cooking oil doesn't burn as easily as butter does, so don't waste your butter on frying things in your frying pan, it's a hassle and a bit more expensive as well. Save your butter to spread on the french toast when it's done, if you wish to add butter for flavor)
- When the pan is nice and hot(NOT while it's still heating up) you can tell when the pan and the oil in the pan are ready by putting some water on your hand and flicking a few sprinkles of water onto the hot pan and oil. If it sizzles and crackles a bit, then your pan is ready.
- Dip both sides of the bread into the egg and milk mixture and coat both sides and put it into the hot pan, it should start cooking immediately. Wait a minute or 2, depending on how hot your pan is. The French Toast will be ready to flip when you can see that the sides are cooked and cooked egg will start crawling up the sides of the bread. Flip and wait a minute or 2 longer, you're going to have to eyeball this to see if it's ready, don't just rely on my cook times, different stoves and temperatures will effect the timing, so you're going to have to watch it a little bit, but don't worry, it's not ideal, but when you're still getting used to making these it's okay to flip it a few times to make sure it's cooked enough.
- Put the French Toast onto a plate(or plates) and sprinkle with some powdered sugar if you'd like and serve.
- Now French Toast goes great with maple syrup of course, but don't just feel limited to using syrup. You can spread jam or jelly and even add some cream cheese(raspberry jam and cream cheese on French Toast is one of my favorite alternatives to syrup), eat plain or merely spread some butter or margarine. I hope you guys love this recipe as much as I do.