How To Cook French Toast To Perfection
Great for breakfast
French toast for breakfast is yummy, hot, sweet and delicious.
It is so easy to make, when I don't have much time to make breakfast, I just whip up some quick French toast.
Or "Pain Perdu "as it was originally called by the French. Pain Perdu meaning lost bread, the idea being that old stale bread could be made to taste palatable again by making it moist. In the olden days, people were much more innovative when it came to budgeting household expenses.
Delicious French Toast
French toast has a long history, it was first mentioned in a recipe book in the 4th or 5th century. In the olden days the poor people had to be innovative, and use up all the scraps of food that they had available; throwing away edible food was frowned upon . They came up with a way to moisten stale white bread and fry it.
In those days it was a dish mainly eaten by the poor. As it gained in popularity, cooks started to add it in their recipe books, and prepared it for the their more affluent clients, of course for the rich only the best ingredients were used, freshly baked white breads with the crust cut off were used, soaked in milk and egg then fried in olive oil and served with honey.
French toast is a recipe that's been popular in Europe for centuries.
Today you can find it served in nearly every country in the world.
There is a reason why this recipe has gained popularity through the centuries.
French toast is a tasty and easy to make treat.
1 cup of Milk
A pinch of salt (optional)
2 tbsp Sugar or honey
1 tsp Vanilla essence
Olive oil or butter for frying
In the pan
Golden french toast
Lodge Logic Pre-Seasoned Skillet
In a wide bowl, whip the milk, eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla essence.
Heat a pan and add a little olive oil or butter
Dip one piece of bread at a time into the mixture, making sure the bread is completely covered. Do not soak the bread in the mixture, you just want the outer layer of the bread covered.
Fry the bread two at a time until its a nice light brown color on both sides
Add a little more olive oil or butter to your frying pan
Dip two more slices of bread in the mixture just before frying.
Repeat until all the bread is done.
I personally don't like it when the bread is soaked in the egg mixture because it makes the bread too heavy, and its just not as tasty.
With this recipe the result will be, sweet, delicious, French toast
Another variation is to use honey, instead of sugar and cinnamon, instead of vanilla essence.
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Delightful ways to eat French toast
There are a lot of ways to eat French toast, just drizzle some maple syrup on it or put some nice sweet strawberries, blueberries, canned peaches or other fruits and top with whipped cream or honey.
I like to melt some butter on my French toast when it's hot.
This is a very simple, quick and tasty breakfast, snack or dessert.