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French Toast - Best ways to make - Easy and Delicious

Updated on February 13, 2013

French Toast Basic Recipe

I love all manner of French Toast.  It makes a 'perfect' breakfast.  In this web site, I will include all kinds of French Toast recipes. Most of these are very basic, and for the most part basic French Toast recipes are delicious and easy to prepare. I have included many links and resources from the Web. Making French toast is fun. Hope you enjoy this lens!  Feel free to sign my guestbook and rate this 'lens' into the art of how to make French toast!

What is French Toast?

A Delicious Egg Toast:

Slices of bread are dipped in a beaten egg and dairy mixture. The slices of egg-coated bread are then placed on a frying pan or griddle prepared with a coat of butter or oil, and cooked until both sides are browned and the egg has cooked through. For best results, slice the bread and let it dry overnight. The hardness of the bread keeps the bread from absorbing too much egg and getting soggy.

(Wikipedia)

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Basic French Toast Recipe

simple french toast recipe

Traditional French Toast Recipe: 
My Favorite Way To Prepare French Toast

We Begin With the French Toast Basic Recipe.

Two eggs beaten
1/4 cup milk (or cream)
butter to fry in
syrup of choice

Beat eggs and milk together. Let bread soak in mixture for a few seconds. Fry over medium heat. serve with syrup! Delicious!
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Sometimes I use the above recipe, but I do NOT use syrup!  I melt CHEESE over the toast instead.  Ah! The Power of Cheese.  Sometimes I make two egg toast with the above recipe.  Then, I put a slice of cheddar cheese between them and continue to grill sandwich till cheese melts.  Yummy! 


Variation:  Basic French Toast

Take 10 to 12 slices of day old loaf bread

Take a pie plate; break 4 eggs and beat lightly with a fork.
Add a cup of milk
Add two teaspoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Stir with your fork

Over medium-low heat, heat griddle or skillet coated with a thin layer of butter or margarine.

Place the bread slices, one at a time, into the bowl or plate.
Allow slices to soak up egg mixture for a few seconds
With care, turn slice to coat the other side.
Do this one at a time
Transfer bread slices to griddle or skillet, heating slowly until bottom is golden brown. Turn and brown the other side.

Serve French toast hot with butter and syrup.
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Other Links For Basic French Toast!

Basic French Toast Recipe -- From Mr. Breakfast

French Toast Recipe - Basic French Toast with Eggs and Bread
This is a French toast recipe with eggs and bread.  Basic recipe for French toast with eggs and butter.

Basic French Toast Recipe - Recipe for French Toast - Basic ...
Got some day-old bread, a couple of eggs, a little milk and a non-stick frying pan? Well, then you can make this recipe for Basic French Toast. ...

Cooks.com - Recipes - Basic French Toast

Oven Baked French Toast

Don't forget the oven!

Overnight French Toast Casserole (about.com)

Overnight French Toast Casserole: from About.com

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

* 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
* 12 3/4 inch thick French bread slices
* 6 eggs
* 1 1/2 cups milk
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 2 tablespoons maple syrup
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* powder sugar

Preparation:
Spread butter over bottom of large, heavy baking pan with 1-inch-high sides. Arrange bread slices over butter. In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk, sugar, maple syrup, vanilla and salt until well blended. Pour mixture over bread. Turn bread slices to coat thoroughly. Cover pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Preheat oven to 400°. Bake French toast slices for 10 minutes. Turn bread over and continue baking until just golden brown, about 5 to 8 minutes longer. Transfer cooked French toast to serving platter or individual plates and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve immediately with syrup.
Serves 6
Shared by J-M

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History of Frence Toast

"French Toast" was invented not in France, but by French Canadians, who named

it pain perdu, or "lost bread. " It was simply a frugal way of reclaiming stale bread,

but has grown to be a breakfast classic.

Roman Bread

Recipes for "French Toast" can be traced Ancient Roman times. One of the original French names for this dish is “Roman bread.”

Apicius recipe:

"Another sweet dish: Break [slice] fine white bread, crust removed, into rather large pieces which soak in milk [and beaten eggs] Fry in oil, cover with honey and serve."

Where to find many other breakfast recipes! - French Toast Recipes Found Here!

Nun's Toast

At one time or another in America it has been referred to as "Spanish," "German," or "nun's toast," and its first appearance in print as "French Toast" was in 1871. " ---The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink, John F. Mariani (p. 134)

The Origin of the French Toast (see Cheftalk.com)

The popular history behind French toast (aka German toast, American toast, Spanish toast) is that it was was created by medieval European cooks who needed to use every bit of food they could find to feed their families. They knew old, stale bread (French term *pain perdu* literally means *lost bread*) could be revived when moistened and heated. Cooks would have added eggs for additional moisture and protein. Medieval recipes for "french toast" also suggest this meal was enjoyed by the wealthy.

Stuffed French Toast

Variations

Stuffed French toast is two pieces of French toast that are stuffed with bananas, strawberries, or other fruit. It is usually topped with butter, maple syrup, and powdered sugar.

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      AnimalHouse 5 years ago

      I'd love to try some of these delicious recipes.

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      xenoc 8 years ago

      nice lens!

      delicious!

      checkout https://hubpages.com/food/French-toasts

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      Tiddledeewinks LM 8 years ago

      Now I'm going to make some French toast! Nice lens.

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      BR549 9 years ago

      French toast - delicious!