Adventures in Everyday Entertaining
French toast has always been one of my favorite breakfast foods. And what of the great things about it is the versatility of toppings you can put on it. Syrup, powdered sugar, peanut butter, preserves, honey, whipped cream and fruit, etc. All can take a rather simple dish and make it something special. Then of course there are the recipes like “creme brulee french toast” that take it to a completely different level.
Let’s get back to simple french toast. Below is the recipe that I make. It adds just enough flavor to make it interesting, without taking away from anything you might want to top them with. Please note that this recipe is in large part by feel.
Heat griddle to 300 degrees.
Whisk eggs together for a smooth consistency. I personally have found that a glass pie dish works really well for making french toast. You are able to coat the bread very easily with plenty of room to “mop up” the mixture.
Slowly add milk. I don’t have an exact measurement for this. I add a little and then mix. I continue this process until I get a ratio of milk to egg that I’m happy with (which is about an even split between the two ingredients). This is in large part on how an individual likes their french toast. Some like it more “eggy”, some like it with more milk. It’s your call. 🙂
This personal taste thing comes into play quite a bit for this last part of the mixture. After the egg and milk are whisked together, add sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon to taste. I usually do about 2 Tbs of sugar, 3 splashes of vanilla, and a good healthy sprinkling of nutmeg and cinnamon. (I also add more nutmeg and cinnamon periodically during the bread dipping process so that they each piece gets a dose).
Taking one piece of bread at a time, dip the bread in the mixture, coating on both sides. Put on the griddle. Allow to cook for 3-5 minutes, or until desired “doneness”. Flip and cook pieces on the other side. Once cooked, serve, top with yummy goodness and enjoy.