Thursday, November 3, 2011
Treat Yourself to French Toast
Fun fact: if your iPhone camera gets out of wack like mine did, the only apple recommended solution is to restore the phone to factory settings, thereby serving as a significant inconvenience and forcing you to email yourself 500 photos to yourself, 5 photos at a time. Fun like a fox!
All complaints aside, I made this french toast forever ago and am happy to share it with you now. French toast is beyond simple, and a useful recipe since it tastes best if you use old bread. I had some delicious whole wheat sour dough from Whole Foods that fit the bill. Also, since I'm not a sweet fanatic I like the balance of sourness that sour dough adds.
Bread (white, wheat, whatever) 1/2 Cup of Milk
Vanilla 1 Egg
The basic ratio to remember is 1/2 cup of milk to 1 egg, per serving. Add in a touch of vanilla and a sprinkle of cinnamon and put all ingredients in a dish big enough to soak the bread. Soak the bread for a few minutes, too long and the bread could be soggy. Heat a skillet with a little butter and cook the bread 3-4 minutes per side. Serve with fresh strawberries and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
A breakfast like this could be over indulgent, but if you use low fat milk and don't go overboard with toppings or syrup, it can satiate a craving for sweets without cause a complete guilt spiral.