Visiting family means eating well. I'm at my parents' place for the holidays and a couple of days ago my brother Daniel came over and made us all french toast for breakfast. Preparing meals for six people is always a lot of work; recipes have to be multiplied and cooking time escalates. When he was finished we were presented with a stacked french toast tower, perhaps we could have played Jenga with our breakfast before digging in! Ideally, it should be eaten as it's made (while it's fresh and hot) but we wanted to enjoy it together so we waited until it was all ready. Luckily, it was still warm and tasted incredible served simply with maple syrup. It didn't take long for the entire tower to disappear!
Recipe after the jump.
French Toast (original recipe)
- 6 thick slices bread
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- salt to taste
- Beat together egg, milk, salt, desired spices and vanilla.
- Heat a lightly oiled griddle of skillet over medium-high flame.
- Dunk each slice of bread in egg mixture, soaking both sides. Place in pan, and cook on both sides until golden. Serve hot.