ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Recipe: How to make French Toast

Updated on September 24, 2011

It’s the perfect breakfast or desert, some scrumptious French toast. However, to get that perfect sweet taste it requires more than just an egg and some bread. My super secret ingredient: sugar. Lots of it.


You will need...

  • Bread
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • (Powdered) Sugar
  • Vanilla extract or vanilla sugar
  • Butter or oil
  • A frying pan
  • Optional: toppings like fruit and cinnamon

First: bread

First, pick your bread. I recommend using bread that you’ve laid to ‘dry’ for an afternoon. Stale bread will suck up the egg mixture better. Don’t use bread that’s been lying around for a week or two however, mold does not work well with eggs. When it comes to the kind of bread, you can use whatever kind you like. I prefer using white bread, primarily because it’s a little sweeter than darker bread, and sweet is what you’re aiming for with this dish.

Second: egg mixture

Now that you have your bread ready, it’s time for the eggs. The amount of eggs depends on how big your slices of bread are. I’d recommend starting with one egg per person; you can always add some mixture. Take a plate or a wide, shallow bowl, and break the egg(s). Add some milk. There are no real measurements when it comes to making French toast. However, I use about one cup of milk for 3-4 eggs. Now for the most important ingredient: sugar. You can use regular sugar, or powdered sugar. I prefer the latter, because it will dissolve better. No if I’m honest, when I add the sugar, I use a lot. And I mean really a lot. With regular sugar it’s approximately 1 tablespoon per egg, but when it comes to powdered sugar I just go crazy. So just add sugar until you think it’s sweet enough for your taste. Now mix the egg, milk and sugar with a fork.

Now here comes the secret trick. When you want your toast so taste donut-like, add some vanilla. You can add vanilla extract or vanilla sugar. I wouldn’t recommend using a vanilla stick; your bread won’t soak it up. Now stir with your fork, and place the bread into the mixture.

Third: heat

Whilst your bread is soaking, put a frying pan on your stove. Add either unsalted butter, or olive oil. Remember: you don’t have to deep-fry French toast, so just add enough butter or oil to prevent the bread from sticking to the bottom of your pan. Whilst your butter is heating, flip your bread over in the egg mixture so the other side will get soaked as well.

Once your pan is warm enough, put the slices of bread in it. Don’t turn up the heat too much, or the outside will burn whilst the inside will not be cooked yet. When one side is brown, flip the slices over and cook the other side until its brown as well. Then turn of the heat, scoop the slices out of the pan and place them on a plate. Add topping if you want to, or, for example, some cinnamon. Enjoy while still hot!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Robin Oatley profile imageAUTHOR

      Robin Oatley 

      6 years ago

      Hi Jools and John! I'm happy to see my hub is bringing French toast back into everyone's mind =)

    • John MacNab profile image

      John MacNab 

      6 years ago from the banks of the St. Lawrence

      Thanks Robin. I haven't had french toast in years; in fact I'd forgotten all about it, but it is just about to be reincarnated thanks to your hub.

    • Jools99 profile image

      Jools Hogg 

      6 years ago from North-East UK

      Yummy! I haven't had my breakfast yet and wondered what to have - now I have decided. Voted up, shared, etc,etc

    • Robin Oatley profile imageAUTHOR

      Robin Oatley 

      6 years ago

      Hey Kayha! Now you're giving me ideas, I suddenly crave French toast..

    • kayha profile image

      kayha 

      6 years ago

      French toasts are so delicious. I use quite a lot of sugar too. I think I am going to make it tomorrow for breakfast. Thanks!

    • Robin Oatley profile imageAUTHOR

      Robin Oatley 

      7 years ago

      Brown sugar can taste great as well, I agree. When I want to use brown sugar I just spread it out on the toast after I'm done baking, as a topping.

    • oldcoincollector profile image

      oldcoincollector 

      7 years ago

      I love French Toast and I make it pretty much as you have described here. I prefer using brown sugar but it can be difficult to get it mixed well.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)