#21 french toast

French toast is one of those yummy, quick & easy breakfasts that I actually tend to forget about!  We love them and they are so easy to make, it’s really funny to me how seldom we have them here at home.  Growing up, I was always happy to know they were for breakfast, and only until recently did I discover that more elaborate versions exist in the form of baked French toast and also that our popular Christmas torrejas, from the traditional Spanish dessert originally called torrija, are a long-lost ancestor!

Nonetheless, this morning I quickly prepped up some deliciously warm French toast and we enjoyed them solely with drizzled honey and sprinkled powdered sugar.  A favorite breakfast dish, it’s also the best solution to stale bread!

For 8 Slices

  • 2/3 cup (160ml) of milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 8 slices of large sandwich bread

Whisk the ingredients (except the bread) in a shallow bowl.  Heat a well-buttered skillet to medium heat.  Lay the bread, one slice at a time, onto the egg & milk mixture; soak both sides by flipping twice alternating each side carefully without it falling apart – this is why stale bread is better, it stays firmer when soaked.  Bring the soaked bread to the skillet and brown on both sides.  Serve immediately with drizzled honey, jam, or sprinkled sugar.

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