French Toast is a thick sliced bread lightly soaked in milk with egg, cinnamon powder, sugar, vanilla essence, then toasted with butter. Drizzled with maple syrup and dusted with some powdered sugar. Pair with fresh fruits, or some egg and bacon, and you’ll have a delightful breakfast!
I seriously thought that this dish originated in America! Did you, too? But it didn’t! French Toast actually existed as early as the age of the Roman Empire. In other articles, it’s said that French toast was created by medieval European cooks who needed to use every bit of food they could find to feed their families. It is true then, that hard times bring either the best or worst in someone. And we now know what came out of the medieval European cooks’ hard times- we now enjoy this indulgent food that has spread all over the globe. French Toast sounds intimidating, but it’s actually a really easy dish anyone can actually make in their homes! So, if you have leftover bread that is about to spoil or expire, or if you’re tired of all the usual sandwiches you’ve been making, go ahead and try this recipe, and never have spoiled bread anymore!
- 4 slices of bread
- ½ cup of milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- Pinch of cinnamon powder
- Maple syrup choice of syrup
- Powdered Sugar optional
- Make the batter. In a shallow bowl, beat an egg until the egg white is totally combined with the egg yolk. Add the milk, and mix again for 15 seconds. Add the brown sugar, vanilla essence, pinch of cinnamon powder, then mix for 1 to 2 minutes. Set aside.
- Pan fry the French Toast. Heat up a frying pan under low fire. Add a tablespoon of butter, and let it melt. Cook until it’s light brown. It should only take about 40 seconds to beurre noisette, or brown the butter. Take one slice of bread, and lightly soak each side of the bread on the milk batter. Place it on the hot pan with butter. Cook each side for 2 minutes, or until you reach the desired color of the toast. Cook all slices of bread using the same method. Add butter each time you put a slice of bread in to the pan.
- Serve! Once the French Toast are done, place them on a plate, and drizzle some maple syrup, or any syrup of your choice. Using a sifter or sieve, dust some powdered sugar on top of the hot French Toast, and consume immediately for optimal taste.
You can add this to your other easy breakfast dishes, and never be worried about breakfast anymore! 😊 You can also use this recipe for the Bacon and Egg Sandwich, and use French Toast instead of plain bread.