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 ToastPrint Recipe
- 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
Whisk together the egg, milk, salt, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon in a baking dish.
Dip the bread slices into the mixture, quickly coating both sides, and letting the excess liquid drip off. (Dip, flip, dip, drip!)
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.
Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top and serve with fresh fruit or bacon.