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Easy French Toast

Easy French Toast

It’s the long weekend! My favourite things about weekends, and especially long weekends, are sleeping in and enjoying leisurely breakfasts. On weekday mornings, I’m always in a rush to get up and get ready for work that I don’t have time to enjoy my breakfast before rushing off. I’m usually scarfing down a bowl of cereal or some yogourt and my homemade granola as I’m throwing things into my bag for lunch. So when the weekend hits, I really enjoy the relaxing opportunity to put together a nice breakfast.

One of my favourite easy breakfasts to make on the weekend is French toast. Now, growing up in a Vietnamese household we never had French toast for breakfast, so it wasn’t until my adult years when I had moved out that I started experimenting with different French toast recipes.  I found that a lot of French toast recipes out there made enough of the milk/egg mixture to feed an army! After making my breakfast, I always felt horribly guilty about the excess liquid that I was dumping down the sink. After much experimenting, I’ve finally settled on the perfect recipe that makes enough for a breakfast for two (about six pieces of bread).

Helpful tip: When dipping your bread into the milk/egg mixture, you only need to dip it briefly! I made the mistake once of thinking I had to completely soak the bread in the liquid…needless to say, no matter how long I cooked it, the inside of the bread was soggy. And no one likes bread with a soggy, raw egg and milk centre! So remember all you need to do is:  dip, flip, dip, drip!

Serve your French toast with some fresh fruit, and a little powdered sugar on top and enjoy the weekend!

Easy French Toast

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Serves: 2 Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 6 slices of bread
  • Butter

Instructions

1

Whisk together the egg, milk, salt, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon in a baking dish.

2

Dip the bread slices into the mixture, quickly coating both sides, and letting the excess liquid drip off. (Dip, flip, dip, drip!)

3

Melt butter in a large skillet or on a griddle, just enough butter to lightly coat the surface. Place bread slices in the skillet or on the griddle and cook until golden brown on each side, about 2-3 minutes on each side.

4

Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top and serve with fresh fruit or bacon.

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