While your friends and family celebrate National Toast Day with their standard peanut butter and jam combination, why don’t you take things up a notch and whip up a tasty serving of classic French toast? Also known as ‘eggy bread’ – but far sweeter!
There is evidence of similar French toast and eggy bread recipes found in Apicius – a large collection of interesting Latin recipes that date all the way back to the 4th and 5th century! So it’s safe to say we’ve been enjoying this delicious dish for many years.
We’ve got a fantastic and easy recipe that will result in perfect French toast every single time…
Serving: 6 – 8
4 large eggs
1/3 cup flour
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
6 thick bread slices
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter
syrup (for serving)
dusting sugar (for serving)
butter (for serving)
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the eggs, flour, milk, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Heat up a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the frying pan and melt (if the butter starts to smoke, your frying pan/skillet is too hot). Pour the egg mixture into a flat bottom tray, such as a pie dish, before dipping and soaking each slice of bread on either side for 30 seconds.
Fry each slice, fry it in the pan/skillet for 1 1/2 – 2 minutes on each side or until both sides are golden brown. If necessary, you can add more butter to cook all of the 6 slices.
To serve, place the slices on plates and dust with the powdered sugar and then serve with hot syrup and butter (optional). Eat warm.
Now that’s the real way to celebrate National Toast Day. Enjoy!