Time and again I hear people lamenting their inability to cook. It’s a skill that takes practice; start with a basic, forgiving item like today’s French toast If you have children, involve them in the process, it will help them become comfortable in the kitchen. This is a great way to use up any leftover Italian bread or baguettes. Hey, it could happen and this morning was one of those rare occasions.
- vanilla extract
- cooking spray or vegetable oil
- nutmeg (optional)
- fruit (optional)
- powdered or confectioners sugar (optional)
Don’t panic, I am fully aware the amounts are missing. Some ratios depend on preference and the amount you would like to prepare. We prefer ours light on the egg, don’t be afraid to experiment. This morning I used 2 eggs, approximately 2/3 cup of milk, about 1 tsp vanilla, and a pinch of cinnamon. The yield was 8 slices.
Turn your burner on to medium and set your skillet on it to heat. NEVER overheat a non-stick pan, the fumes are quite toxic.
Whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a shallow bowl. Spray or lightly oil your pan. Dip the slices of bread one at a time into your bowl, ensuring both sides are coated with the egg mixture and place in the hot pan. Do this quickly so the bread is only coated rather than soggy.
Place the slice in the pan and cook for approximately 2 minutes per side. If you are cooking a large batch, set your oven to 200 degrees and hold the prepared slices in a covered, oven safe dish, unless you enjoy feeling like a short order cook and eating last.
Garnish with fruit, powdered sugar, and syrup.
Start to finish, this took ten minutes.
Want French toast sticks? There is no need to spend good money and kitchen “real estate” on a fancy gadget. Use a pizza cutter to quickly cut the bread into slices perfect for dipping.