I love all-day breakfast grubs. I find comfort in them. Speaking of breakfast, I consider French Toast as one of those all-day breakfast treats. To be honest with you, I didn't really like French Toast the first time I tried it many many years ago. So when Sir introduced me to it again, I gave it a shot and this time, I loved it! I love the subtle spice of the cinnamon and that rich, moist texture of the bread. The way Sir made it was just simple- whisk ingredients, soak bread, fry and serve. I don't have any objection to that but I know that there's a way to make it restaurant-style.
So I surfed the web and watched a lot of versions of "how to make french toasts" in youtube until I found, what I think is, the best recipe. I just did some modifications but basically followed the recipe. Since I have a whole loaf of Texas Style bread (about 14 thick slices), I figured I could do a whole batch of French Toast!
Here are the ingredients:
Thick slices of bread (whatever bread you fancy)
4 eggs (2 eggs per 7 slices of bread)
1 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
unsalted butter for frying
First step: Whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and salt. Make sure that everything is combined to form the custard.
Second step: Once the custard is ready, soak the bread slices. Make sure to really submerge them in the custard so the thick bread can drink all that liquid. At this point, you need to preheat your oven to 400F.
Third step: Melt some unsalted butter on the griddle and place your bread to fry. Once you get that light brown color on the bread, flip it over to do the other side.
Fourth step: Once both sides are done, place the slices of bread on the baking sheet. Bake for about 12 minutes. This will cook the custard and enable the bread to have that moist texture when you bite into it.
Fifth step: Take the bread out of the oven and let it cool for about 5 minutes before serving it with your favorite maple syrup. Since I made a whole batch of French Toast, I let them cool completely before I transferred them into a zip lock bag and put them in the freezer. Whenever we feel like having French Toast for breakfast or at any time of the day, we just get the slices from the freezer, warm them in the microwave for about 1 minute and we're good to go!
I'd like to thank Chef John of foodwishes.com for this recipe.
Well friends, don't forget to eat breakfast!