Saturday, June 5, 2010

Brooke Cooks - French Toast

Mom & Dad's French Toast

Every year on Mother's Day, my dad, my sister, and I would all gather in the kitchen and prepare french toast for my mom before she woke up.  This is the recipe my parents have always used.  Scrambled eggs (with a little cheddar cheese thrown in) and sliced fresh fruit make this an excellent weekend or holiday breakfast.

You will need:
A loaf of 'stale' bread (bread that is getting hard) or a loaf of firm french bread
a bunch of eggs
some vanilla
a bit of cinnamon
some milk (Mom likes organic 1%, but any kind should do)

In a large, flat container (a cake pan would work well; we typically use a rectangular 10x6 or so Tupperware container) mix two eggs, about 3/4 cup milk, a teaspoon of vanilla, and about 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.  If you are using a larger dish (like a cake pan), you should at least double this.  You want this mixture to cover your bread.

Lay as many slices of bread as will comfortably fit in the mixture.  Let sit for 5-10 minutes.  While these are resting, go ahead and slice some fruit to have on top.

Warm a frying pan to medium heat.  Spray with cooking spray or coat with a little butter or olive oil.  Once warm, lay your slices of bread in the pan.  Cook until golden brown, then flip.  Meanwhile, add more slices of bread to soak.  You will need to continue to make more of the milk-cinnamon-egg mixture as the bread sops it up.

Stack them all on a plate and stick in the oven on the lowest setting to keep warm until ready to serve.  Enjoy with syrup, powdered sugar, and fresh fruit!

Have a fabulous weekend!!


- said...

It tastes DELICIOUS and it's so easy to do! My mother was always doing some for me when I was a kid. But we didn't add cinnamon in it just vanilla. In France we call this "Pain perdu" ("lost bread"). :)

It's such a wonderful way not to waste bread!

Dovey said...

French bread is my FAVORITE! And yours looks delicious =)

Rebie said...

Oh it reminds me of when I was younger
same as jellynat i think it's funny this is called french bread!

amusedPolish said...

It sounds really mouthwatering that I'm getting hungry now :o

I've never tried French Toast before- maybe because they aren't really popular here, but now I need to make me some ;)

Daph_ said...

Thanks, now I want french toast and strawberries.. *cries* (I'm sick, so there's no way I would be able to eat that)

But it looks delicious! Will favorite this post and try it someday..

Kae said...

Mm I love french toast! Thanks for the recipe!

ThRiSzHa said...

looks yummy!!

Crystal said...

just one word.....YUM!

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