Monday, May 11, 2020

Classic French Toast with Country Bread | Breakfast recipe

French Toast , a classic breakfast made with bread slices and few basic pantry ingredients. Thick slice of bread soaked in egg custard mixture, toasted in butter and served with maple syrup. Perfect breakfast for weekend or on any special occasion. It has crispy toasted bread on outside and soft & melt in mouth texture inside. Perfectly cooked french toast is pure deliciousness and absolutely bliss !!! 

After years of trying french toast with various sandwich bread available in the market and fed up with those soggy french toast, finally realized that french toast is all about bread, so you need correct bread for perfect french toast. Challah bread and country style bread are perfect for french toast. Challah bread are basically egg bread and i prefer eggless bread for my toast therefore my choice of bread for french toast is country bread. It's thick and hold it's shape while making french toast and at the same time it's crispy on out side and soft inside.

Next the custard!! It is basically the milk & egg mixture. Use good quality egg and whole milk for great flavor and taste. Some people prefer to use half and half or even couple of tsp of cream for richness. But i find that whole milk is just enough to make perfect french toast for my liking without any over powering. Definitely low fat milks are not for this recipe.

Finally for simple custard without any dominant eggy flavor, use 1 egg for every 1/2 cup of milk. Before adding any other ingredients in the egg, add your flavoring agent like vanilla extract /cinnamon in the egg and whisk it first well and then add milk and other ingredients for making custard. It helps to avoid that eggy flavor in your toast. 

Now let's check out how to make classic french toast.


Classic French Toast with Country Bread

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 10 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Breakfast | Recipe Cuisine: French
French Toast, Country bread, breakfast,classic french toast French Toast , a classic breakfast made with bread slices and few basic pantry ingredients. Thick slice of bread soaked in egg custard mixture, toasted in butter and served with maple syrup. Perfect breakfast for weekend or on any special occasion.
Ingredients
Bread Slice - 4
Egg - 1 
Full Fat Milk - 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
Maple Syrup - 2 tsp + more for serving.
Butter - for toasting.

Procedure
Crack open a egg in a wide bowl, whisk it slightly and then add vanilla extract. Next add maple syrup and whisk it well till it turns pale in color and then add the milk and mix it all well. Our simple custard is ready.Heat the pan for toasting the bread. Add one slice of bread in the custard and let it soak for 30 secs on each sides(See notes).Add some butter on the pan and remove the bread from egg mixture and place it on pan. Toast the bread till it's golden brown on both sides.The best homemade french toast is ready. Serve it with maple syrup and some fruits. 
Would you like to make french crepes, then check out here and for more breakfast recipe, check here.

Notes:

  • Use wide bowl to make the custard, it helps to dip the bread easily.
  • Depends on the thickness of the bread slices, soak the bread between 15 to 30 secs.
  • Serve warm for better taste.
  • Use good amount of butter for crispy outside and great flavor.
  • Instead of vanilla extract, you can use cinnamon powder also for flavoring.
  • Cook in medium flame for even browning and crispiness. 

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