You’ve gotten a bit tired of having all the egg-based varieties of breakfast out there. Scrambled, fried, boiled, even poached. So you’re looking for a new, fresh idea? How about a new, French idea? You should learn how to make French toast and treat you and your significant other with a special, sweet, crunchy and creamy breakfast!
French toast is a great idea for the first meal of the day, especially if you didn’t get a chance to shop for groceries and don’t have much on you. It’s also a great way to make sure you don’t throw away a bit stale bread – don’t be afraid to use it.
It’s also a pretty efficient breakfast because you can make more during the weekend and freeze the remaining ones for later. And then, bam! Whenever you don’t have time to cook before work, you heat one up in the microwave and you’re all set!
Now, I admit, this is not exactly the classical way to do French toast, but because I’m a huge fan of crispy things, this recipe adds flour to the usual mix. As for the
Hoping that you and your paramour will enjoy having this together, next to the coffee and the paper in the morning. Let’s do this!
How to make French toast in 9 easy steps
1. Gather up your ingredients
You will need some 1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 2-3 eggs, 2/3 cup of milk, 1 tablespoons of oil, 2 tablespoons of butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 5-6 bread slices. To make things easy on yourself, pick already sliced bread because its margins have a softer consistency. You can also add your favorite toppings to the mix. Because the ingredients aren’t the most slimming, we recommend you pick some healthy ones, like fruit or home-roasted nuts.
2. Mix the dry ingredients
Mix the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt in a bowl. These are your recipe’s dry ingredients.
3. Ready the eggs
Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl, until they have a uniform texture. You will need about 1 egg for every two slices of bread you want to make.
4. Mix the dry ingredients with the milk
Slowly pour the milk into the dry ingredients mix, and don’t stop whisking. Incorporate the milk thoroughly. You don’t want any lumps! If you want good results, it’s best to use whole milk.
5. Incorporate the eggs
Add the whisked eggs to the batter and make sure they’re incorporated as best as possible. If you find lumps, try mixing with a food processor or blender.
6. Add the vanilla extract
Add the vanilla extract in the batter bowl. Of course, this is a step where your imagination can flourish. So you can also use rum extract, chocolate chips, pieces of dried fruit and so on. Whatever you feel like having.
7. Dip the eggs in batter
Soak the slices of bread in the batter bowl. Or you can add the batter to a shallow tray or pan, so the bread doesn’t soak in too much batter. That’s why you should only leave it in the batter for 30 seconds on each side.
Once you remove it from the bowl, let some of the batter drip off it.
8. Fry the battered bread
Heat oil in a cast-iron skillet on medium-high temperature. You can also use butter instead of oil, but that will add to the calories. And make sure you don’t burn the butter! A good compromise solution would be to use a mixture of oil and butter for the frying part.
Cook each slice for 1-2 minutes on each side.
9. Add toppings and decorate!
The toppings you use are really up to you and your mood. You can use maple syrup, caramel, chocolate, peanut butter, or nuts, fresh fruit, or dried fruit. Don’t be afraid to experiment!