Monday, November 1, 2010

Basic, but buttery and delicious, French Toast

French Toast

When you go to your favorite breakfast restaurant what do you get? One of my go to dishes is French toast with over easy eggs and breakfast sausages. When you combine all the together in one bite with some maple syrup it's paradise. Someone should really make a sandwich out of those ingredients that doesn't involve a bun that has syrup in it and make you lose weight uncontrollably. If you didn't know this is crazy easy to make and if you don't want to use the French bread you can use any old bread. I just recommend that you do let it sit out all night so it doesn't sop up all your egg mixture. For something really special add eggnog instead of half and half for something with a holiday feel to it. If you have any questions please let me know.

- 6 eggs
- 3/4 cups half and half
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 loaf of French bread cut into 1 and 1/2 inch slices (most bakeries will do this for you) left out on the counter overnight
- butter for buttering the pan
- maple syrup warmed in a mricowave
- powdered sugar (optional)

The Process
1. Take all the ingredients short of the bread and mix well in a large bowl using a hand mixer. Preheat a large flat skillet over medium heat and some butter to grease the pan. Take a piece of the bread and dip each side in the egg mixture then add to the pan. Do this to as many pieces as will fit in the pan.
2. Cook for about 4 minutes per side turning and flipping to make sure that teach piece is evenly browned. Remove from pan and set on a plate in an oven on warm until all pieces are done.
3. To plate add 2 - 3 pieces on a plate, add more butter then add your syrup and if you wish (and you should), a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
4. Enjoy!

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