Sunday, August 10, 2014

5 Minute French Toast


I was very hungry this morning and completely and utterly sick of eating toast, jam, peanut butter and/or cereal for breakfast. Solution? French toast! But who wants to go through all that hassle? Well, tried out this quick and simple way of making it and it was as good as anything I've ever eaten.

Could it be improved? Yes--with cinnamon and nutmeg added to the liquid mix, but that would make it all too Christmassy. It's good as it is without these ingredients..

No picture of what I made because I'm lazy, but here's a photo of a cat eating French Toast instead, because...cat! And also because the internet doesn't need more pictures of battered bread with syrup.


Now, I prefer if the bread is a couple days old and hard to start with because it has a certain texture which I happen to like, but anything goes, really. I highly recommend against soft Asian bread, though, unless you like mushy textures.

Serves: 1

Ingredients:
1 large egg
1/3 cup skimmed or whole milk
1 pinch salt
1 tsp sugar (optional)
1 pinch cinnamon (optional)
1 pinch nutmeg (optional)
3-4 slices of bread
Butter or margarine
Maple or regular golden syrup

Method:
  1. Beat the egg, milk, salt, and optional ingredients together in a wide-mouthed dish.
  2. Melt a bit of butter over medium-high heat in a frying pan--enough to coat the surface of the pan. As it's melting, dip a slice of bread in the liquid mix. Let it soak the mix for a few seconds (and no more!) on each side. 
  3. Into the pan with the bread! Cook until golden brown on both sides.
  4. Repeat Step 2 with the rest of the bread. Serve with maple or golden syrup, and if you like, a bit of butter or margarine.