One of my favorite breakfast treats was French toast. My mom would leave bread out overnight to dry out and, first thing the next morning, French toast was on the table. Most good French toast recipes are simple and require only a few ingredients. You can dress up French toast with your favorite fresh fruit, jams, jellies and any other treats that tickle your fancy.
The one consistent rule for making French toast is making sure that your bread is dry. That may sound wrong, who eats dried out bread? Well, French toast fans eat dried out bread. However, that dried out bread is not the base of a delicious French toast treat. If your bread has too much moisture, you are going to end up with a mushy glob of syrup covered goo. Dried bread, however, soaks up the right batter and will end up with a wonderful texture when cooked.
Fabulous French Toast
* 1 egg
* 1/4 c. milk. I use whole milk but you can use whatever milk you have on hand.
* dash of vanilla extract
* 1 tablespoon butter.
* 2 pieces of bread, dried out overnight at a minimum.
* medium-size bowl
* blending spoon
* electric griddle
* spatula or flipper
* serving plate.
* measuring cups and spoons.
Preparing The French Toast
1. Break the egg into a medium-size bowl and beat well. Mix in the milk and vanilla extract.
2. Set your electric griddle to medium. Add a dab of butter when the surface is hot.
3. Dunk each piece of bread in the egg mix. Ensure the bread is totally covered.
4. Prepare the bread on the griddle on medium heat until the underside is light brown (about 5 minutes).
5. Utilize a spatula to turn the bread over, and cook once again for another 5 minutes.
6. Use the spatula to move the French toast to a plate.
Now comes the fun part, adding the toppings. You can go traditional and just add butter and syrup. It’s great to add fresh fruit, especially blueberries or strawberries. Some people stuff their French toast with cream cheese, then top with strawberries, peaches or other sweet fruits. There is no wrong topping, French toast is great with almost anything.