Food Geek Friday: Easy French Toast
The past few Sundays, French Toast has become a morning ritual. I used to think French toast was this big, complicated thing so rarely made it at home. Then I discovered how easy it can be. This version is quick and easy while feeling luxurious. During the week I usually make smoothies for breakfast but on the weekend I like to take a little extra time to play in the kitchen and this is perfect for a lazy Sunday morning. Or brunch, lunch, or afternoon...depending upon how much excess you indulged in Saturday night.
Easy French Toast
- Bread - stale is best. Play with whatever you have around the house. I love challah and brioche but simple sandwich bread works just fine too if that's what you have.
- Egg(s) - depends on how much you're making. I find that one egg per 2 slices of bread works well.
- Spices of choice - I like cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and a dash of salt
- Unsalted butter or cooking fat of choice
- Toppings of choice. Good options include: powdered sugar, maple syrup, fruit, berries, nuts, fruit sauces, jams, marsacarpone, chocolate sauce, ice cream. LOTS of options.
- Whisk egg, vanilla and spices until yolks and spices are thoroughly blended.
- Heat skillet or griddle to medium high heat. Add butter and melt.
- Dip bread into egg mixture. Make sure both sides are well-coated.
- Place in pan. Cook until side is nice and golden brown. Then flip and cook until finished. Approx. 5 minutes per side.
- Place on plate and top with toppings of choice.
What is your favorite weekend breakfast?