What is better on Sunday morning than French toast? It takes advantage of leftover bread from Saturday night’s dinner, and everybody loves it. It is also probably the easiest breakfast to make, next to cereal and milk.
Do you really need a recipe for French toast? Maybe the first time you make it. After that, you’ll probably have the recipe memorized, and you can play with flavor variations. I like to add vanilla extract and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. A little orange juice is also tasty.
Yields: 2 servings
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup milk or half-and-half
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
- Cinnamon or nutmeg to taste (optional)
- 4 thick slices of day-old bread — French and Italian bread work well
- 1 tbsp. butter
Beat together the eggs and milk. Whisk in the vanilla and seasonings. Melt the butter in a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Dip the bread slices in the batter. Fry the bread in the butter until browned on each side. Serve with syrup or powdered sugar.
For a fancier breakfast, make a French toast sandwich. Put cream cheese and jam, broiled banana slices or sauteed apple slices between 2 slices of battered bread. Cook like a grilled cheese sandwich.