Friday, August 14

HOW TO: Make French Toast

French Toast is a great comforting breakfast food. The trick behind making french toast is getting a flavorful coating without it being squishy in the middle. When making french toast squishy middles is usually the hardest thing to over come. It is easy to forget that french toast was created to use day old or harder bread, so soaking the liquid completely into the bread was necessary to make it edible. These days we tend to use sliced bread, which is fresh and there fore only needs to be dipped not soaked. 

As long as you bare that in mind, you can easily make a breakfast for 4 in under 30 minutes, which is flavorful and hearty. To make this you will need the following:

8 slices bread, any variety (I am using honey wheat)
5 eggs
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Now that you have all the ingredients gathered together we can begin. Start by whisking the eggs in a bowl.

Add in vanilla and cinnamon.

Whisk in milk.

Allow mixture to sit while you preheat your griddle or skillet to 350'. Once the griddle is nice and hot, spray with a very thin coat of cooking spray.

Place one slice bread into egg mixture and count to 5.

Flip bread over and count to 5 again. Avoid the urge to submerge it, that will completely soak the bread and you will end with a mushy center.

Take bread out carefully letting excess drip off the edges for a moment. Place directly onto hot griddle and continue until griddle is full.

Cook for 5-6 minutes or until nice and golden. Gently flip over and cook an additional 5-6 minutes.

Move to serving plate and serve immediately. Cheers!