August 27, 2011

French Toast

Last weekend, Grandpa tried to pass off English eggy bread as French Toast to my 2 darling children that know the difference.  So this weekend we took a break from Saturday morning pancakes and had real French Toast.

4 slices white sandwich bread (I used sliced brioche)
2 large eggs
1/2 c half-and-half (had to make my own with whole milk and cream)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbs. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. unsalted butter
powdered sugar for dusting
maple syrup for serving

In a medium bowl, vigorously whisk the eggs and sugar until well combined.  I also added a dash of cinnamon to the mix.  Add the half-and-half, vanilla, 1/4 tsp. salt and whisk until combined.

In a medium nonstick skillet, melt a little of the butter over medium heat.  Dredge the bread in the egg mixture and cook until nicely browned, about 2 minutes.  I cooked 2 slices at a time.  Turn each piece over with a spatula and cook until the other side is nicely browned, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup.  Definitely a delicious alternative to pancakes.


  1. Yummy french toast! The cinnamon and vanilla makes them special! Haven't tried making them with brioche before, got to try it. I usually use challah bread.

  2. The brioche was nice because it has a sweet flavour. Will be making it again tomorrow morning ;o)