Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Classic French Toast

***French toast is certainly one of those classic breakfast dishes that is always tasty. Believe it or not, I've never, ever made French toast until just recently. I'm not sure why...It's something I've been wanting to make for a while now, so I started off with an easy recipe from The Taste of Home Cookbook last weekend.

This recipe is so incredibly easy to make. Just mix together all of the ingredients in a bowl, dip in the French bread, and throw it onto a buttered skillet...Voila!

I made a classic mistake though...A few slices of my bread soaked for too long and got a little soggy. Trust me, you don't want soggy French toast! So, just use caution when dipping the bread into the egg mixture.

Also, make sure your skillet is nice and buttered. If not, the toast will stick and you'll end up with an egg-y mess!

Powdered sugar, warm maple syrup, and your choice of fresh fruit all make wonderful toppings for this dish. Paula Deen even has a recipe for French Toast stuffed with bananas and, feel free to go crazy with your favorites! I'm definitely going to be giving Paula's recipe a try soon too!

This recipe is just scrumptious! Bon Appetit!***

French Toast
Recipe adapted from The Taste of Home Cookbook; New Revised Edition

3 eggs
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
8 slices day-old French bread (1 inch thick)

In a bowl, beat eggs. Beat in the milk, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Soak the slices of bread for a few seconds on each side (don't let the bread get soggy!).

Cook on a hot greased griddle until golden brown on both sides and cooked through.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and drizzle with warm maple syrup. Fresh fruit also makes a great addition!



mj said...

First comment on your blog! I have to tell you how good that french toast looks, it might be making an appearance this weekend! I've made so many of your recipes and enjoyed every single one, and I'm sure this one won't disappoint!

Stephanie said...

Great minds think alike!:) I just made my first french toast casserole this week. I've still yet to ever make real french toast though. This sounds like a great recipe to try!

Dayhomemama said...

Oh My, that looks terribly delicious, French Toast Friday it will be for us tomorrow!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Catherine said...

French Toast is personally one of my favorite dishes for breakfast! And your french toast looks I'm hungry!

The Gourmet On A Diet said...

Aahhh that looks so gooood!!!!!!!!

Chocolate Shavings said...

That french toast looks like its perfectly done. Could use a plateful right this second!

Roro said...

This french toast looks SO delicious! I will definitely have to try this recipe very soon!

Sarah said...

I love french toasts, they look perfect!

Sara said...

Loved this recipe!! I used cinnamon-raisin bread, and the cinnamon and nutmeg really worked well :)

Anonymous said...

Lovveee it..:-)