Thursday, November 3, 2011

Treat Yourself to French Toast

Well, hello there, internet.  How goes things? It's been a while.  Things got crazy with travel for work and planing homecoming, and then my iPhone camera decided to go kaput.

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.

French Toast
Bread (white, wheat, whatever)      1/2 Cup of Milk      
Vanilla                                            1 Egg                      
Cinnamon                                       Butter

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.

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