I haven’t really tried making French toast so looking around the internet I found some French Toast Recipe to get going. Making French toast isn’t so difficult; if I could whip some pancakes using the premix flour so how hard is cooking up a French toast breakfast?
The only problem was that I should have checked the recipe sooner, ’cause after waking up in the morning I found I was missing an ingredient. I think it was not too important if I missed out on the milk, just that the French toast would not come out as creamy and smooth like those whip up by the hotels for their continental breakfast fare.
The French toast recipe was simple enough.
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon sugar, optional
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 10 to 12 slices white bread
- maple syrup or other syrup, honey also possible
The above French toast recipe was meant to serve 4 persons (2 slices per person) so I decided to cut the recipe by half. I felt 2 slices was too few for me so I’m going for big hearty 4 slices of French toast!
Easy enough, I took a large wide bowl, put the salt and a bit of sugar since it was optional; after all you will have syrup or honey later with it. Too much sugar is not good for you! Broke the eggs into the bowl and pour in some water in replacement for the missing milk. I needed to reduce the egg viscosity so water will have to do, so it might be less smooth but I just have to deal with whatever I have in hand.
Readied the saucepan over medium to low fire, use the butter to coat the saucepan. Butter will definitely make the French toast smell nice! If you are missing butter you could try margarine, or cooking oil as last resort if unprepared like me! Haha!
White bread makes better French toast, but I decided to go healthy and went with wholemeal bread. Soak both sides of the bread into the egg concoction. You will need to soak it well, my first try was too shallow and the first piece was rather shallow in colour.
Transfer the bread slices one at a time onto your saucepan and cook it until golden brown. After done, it is eating time!
I used honey instead of syrup which still went well with it and much healthier too!
Variation to the French Toast Recipe
I also found some variation to the French Toast Recipe. By adding 2 teaspoons of freshly grated orange zest and adding a 1/4 cup of triple sec to the egg mix. This would give an added zing to your French toast!
You could also add 2 teaspoon of cinnamon to the egg mix to give it a nice cinnamon smell and taste.
Perhaps I will give these other French toast recipe variation a try next time.