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French Toast in a Minute

Updated on October 16, 2014
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CrisSp is your Emergency Specialist at 37 thousand feet. Domestic Diva depending on the mood. Surely, wonderwoman consumed by wanderlust!

From my kitchen to yours~

There’s a lot of fancy variations of this recipe. Mine is simple and easy to prepare yet delicious and guaranteed that your family will love and enjoy. Perfect on the breakfast table!

The eagle is on the ground and wide awake. French Toast anyone?
The eagle is on the ground and wide awake. French Toast anyone? | Source
Basic ingredients for French Toast
Basic ingredients for French Toast | Source

Ingredients:

(Organic preferred)

  • Slices of bread – A day (or two) old stale
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk or soya milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • Butter (to grease pan)
  • Maple syrup or cinnamon-sugar

Mixed custard on deep dish
Mixed custard on deep dish | Source

5 Easy Steps~

Procedures:

1. Beat eggs in a deep dish. Add milk, sugar, vanilla, pinch of salt and mix well.

2. Soak bread quickly on each side just enough to make it fluffy and not too soggy.

3. Butter pan (or griddle) and heat it.

4. Cook both sides of the bread on medium heat until golden brown.

5. Serve warm with a sprinkle of cinnamon powder or icing sugar and drizzle with maple syrup or honey.

French Toast should be fluffy not soggy
French Toast should be fluffy not soggy | Source
Flipping is easy with my versatile "Happycall" double sided pan!
Flipping is easy with my versatile "Happycall" double sided pan! | Source

Bon Appétit!

For calorie watchers

Source

FACT:

Good: A pair of toasts is a good source of Selenium. Bad: High in Cholesterol. Source: Self Nutrition Data

I'd have French toast for midnight snack,

Would you?

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Quick Tip 1:

For a wonderful result, sprinkle cinnamon sugar on the bread once it is cooked to get that crisp crunch on the surface.

Quick Tip 2:

Stale bread holds up better than fresh bread when making some French toast, resulting into a much crisper French toast.

I love my happy call  cookware!
I love my happy call cookware! | Source

Did you know?

French toast also known as pain perdu in French literally means, lost bread because it is a way to salvage stale bread. It is also referred to as gypsy toast, omelette or eggy bread.

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Toast it like French!

The Toast Song. Enjoy!

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Pin it, like it, re-post it! Thank you for visiting my kitchen and please be generous in casting your votes below. Salut!

Copyright@CrisSp~TM/09-2014. "Fearless but not heartless" ~

© 2014 CrisSp

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    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Elsie Hagley! Hello and thank you. Pleasure to have you here in my kitchen. Please help your self for some toasts (and coffee). :) Well, let me know how you like it with vanilla extract. One thing for sure...it smells good. :) Enjoy!

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      Elsie Hagley 

      2 years ago from New Zealand

      I haven't cooked or eaten french toast for many years, now I would like a piece but it's tea time and it's ready to eat, so will certainly make some tomorrow I have never added vanilla extract to french toast ever must try and see what it tastes like.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      MarloByDesign: Glad you like it. Thanks and enjoy!

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      MarloByDesign 

      3 years ago from United States

      I love your French Toast tips. I also love cinnamon (but I use in my batter)! I voted in your poll (midnight for French Toast sounds good for me). I recently switched to real maple syrup on French Toast and now I can never go back to high fructose corn syrup!

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Nell Rose: Love French Toast and will be nice if my mom could do it for me too but she's miles away and I only see her on skype and FaceTime. Cheers!

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      Nell Rose 

      3 years ago from England

      My mum used to make this for us, not had this for many years! now I want some! lol!

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Arachnea: I love my happy call and it is so versatile. I'm not a big fan of frying because I don't like the oil splatter but with happy call, no more splatters! This was a gift from my hubby and he ordered it on line. :) Back to the French Toast, I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy it.

      Thank you for stopping by here.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      SusanDeppner: Thank you. I love the cinnamon sprinkles too. Cheers!

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      Tanya Jones 

      3 years ago from Texas USA

      I like this recipe. An acquaintance, years ago, had turned me on to using vanilla in my French toast. I was pleased to see that you use vanilla in your recipe too. I haven't ever tried soy milk in my FT, but will give it a go. I checked out Happy Call cookware as mentioned above and will check to see if it's available in the area. Being in a small apartment, I find having small appliances which can be stored away is far more useful. Great recipe.

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      Susan Deppner 

      3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      French toast is one of my favorites. I think the vanilla is the secret to the flavor. Love the idea of sprinkling cinnamon sugar on top!

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      aviannovice: Hi Deb! Guess, once in a while to have this on the breakfast table is good enough considering its' high cholesterol content. Then again, enjoy it! Thanks.

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I haven't thought about making this in ages. Thanks for the reminder.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      CatherineGiordano: Pleased to see you here. Let me know how you like it when you actually get the chance to do it. :) Thank you.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hi Eric! Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for coming back. So, save those stale bread for next time! Cheers!

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      vkwok: You're welcome and btw, I went to your site to get your book but I don't have any kindle :(....so, maybe a hard copy?

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello there Flourish! Thank you. I love that double sided pan as well. It's fantastic! Go, get yourself one! :)

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      truthfornow: It is very easy indeed! So, next time don't throw that stale bread away! :)

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Kathryn: My pleasure to share and thank you for stopping by my kitchen. I personally love that double sided pan. So cool! Go, get one for you! :)

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      Catherine Giordano 

      3 years ago from Orlando Florida

      French toast is the ultimate comfort food. Good idea about sprinkling the cinnamon sugar on the toast instead of mixing it into the egg. I'm going to try that.

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Tried it this morning and it is wonderful, added fun for boring for breakfast.

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      3 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks for sharing how to make a quick french toast!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      3 years ago from USA

      I could eat French Toast any time, morning, noon, or night. And I like that double sided pan. 5 stars, of course!

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Carlon Michelle: I find that song funny too--very creative of the composer. Who would have thought? Thank you for gracing my kitchen.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      teaches12345: Thank you and congratulations on your well deserved Hubbie award.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      shraddhachawla: Thank you. I hope you enjoy it. As I said, it's easy and a lot tastier than the regular toast. Just be careful with the calories. :) Cheers!

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      bravewarrior: You're welcome Sha. Pleasure is mine.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      janet: Thank you. I'm pretty sure your kids will enjoy this.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      DDE: Thank you.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Paula: That's nice. You should try it next time with real Canadian Maple.:) Thank you Paula. I enjoyed your comments.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Vellur: My pleasure and thank you for your words.

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      truthfornow 

      3 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      French toast is yummy. This seems like an easy recipe. Thanks a lot.

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      Kathryn 

      3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      That looks very tasty!

      The pan looks cool, and very convenient.

      Thanks for sharing this with us, and have a great day.

      ~ Kathryn

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      Carlon Michelle 

      3 years ago from USA

      I never thought toast could be so fun till I saw that video. Thanks for the recipe and the laughs. Smile!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      3 years ago

      Oh my! I am so hungry right now and would love a plate of these! It is what I make for my grandkids when they visit. Love your sharing on this recipe. Thanks!

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      shraddhachawla 

      3 years ago

      I used to take longer to make a french toast, but this is easier and the authentic recipe to" toast it like the french". Thanks for sharing Cris Sp. Would definitely try this recipe.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm not a pancake eater, but I do like French toast. This recipe is very similar to mine, but I put the cinnamon directly into the egg mixture. Hmm. I'll think I'll have French toast for dinner tonight. Thanx, Cris!

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      Janet Giessl 

      3 years ago from Georgia country

      We love French toast and try out different recipes. Thank you for sharing this easy recipe.

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I love this idea for making a simple toast. A much more improved thoughts with a unique taste of cinnamon and sugar.

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      Paula Atwell 

      3 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      We buy fresh challah each week and always end up with extra. It generally turns into a weekend lunch of French toast. From time to time, I experiment with adding other flavors to it such as cinnamon, and I love it drizzled with fresh berries.

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Jackie Lynnley: Glad you like it. Thank you. Have a lovely Monday!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 years ago from Dubai

      Great recipe and easy to make, thanks for sharing.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Well I have been craving a sweet all evening so when I cam across this I went straight and fixed it! Very good and once I fix something I never forget it when I like it. Thanks!

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Bill: I guess, why not? I used stale bread anyway, so there's no need to worry about expiry date. This will be good for dinner too with either aperitif or digestif. :)

      Hugs back to you and some love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Eric: Thank you for that gentle tap. *smile*

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello Faith! Thank you for your very generous support (votes and all). It's easy and yes delicious. My pleasure to share and it surely comes with some love from the sky. ~

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      CrisSp 

      3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Sunshine625: Yes please, love cinnamon too Linda! Thanks. Happy to see you here.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It's dinnertime here and I'm hungry. Any chance of you delivering??? Come on, friend, I know you're thinking about it. :)

      I hope you had a marvelous weekend, Cris. Hugs coming your way.

      bill

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Blame it on my age, how may eggs in this recipe?

      I like it and will try it tomorrow.

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, I love French toast, especially when it is so easy and delicious. It doesn't get any better than this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

      Up +++ tweeting and pinning

      Hugs

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I haven't eaten French toast in a long time, I never thought about making it, until now. Extra cinnamon, indeed!

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