I have been craving a good french toast for some time now. I rarely make a big special breakfast on Sundays at home and I do not do brunch out much anymore, usually it was an excuse for a social get together with friends. It just happens that lately with Stef we have been going to breakfast places a bit more lately. I love french toast and I love pancakes. Have you ever noticed not many places will offer a combo dish with both. I find that infuriating lol. Anyways I have been ordering more french toast and I am always disappointed. They are never that good compared to mine.
Enough is enough, I decided to make my own this morning. I made sure all my required ingredients were in house last time I went shopping. This is not my traditional version but a fancied up one I invented on the spot. I hope you will make then and enjoy them as much as I did. Ingredients list is very approxiame, I never measure for this. Also it is a very quick thing to do, 10-15 min about.
Evelyne’s French Toast
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup of milk or cream
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- dash of cayenne (yes)
- 2-4 slices of bread, to use up liquid (I used 3 thin slices of Challah, a jewish egg bread)
Heat a frying pan quite hot and melt in some butter. Whisk together all the ingredients except bread in a flat bowl. Dip bread on both sides in the egg, resting 1 min on each side. Fry one slice at a time in the pan until golden brown. Put cooked french toats on a plate and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
- 5 strawberries
- a small handful of frozen blueberries
- 1/4 water
- 2 tbsp or honey or corn syrup
- 1 point of a star anise crushed
Once all your french toast are done, use the same pan to make a blueberry syrup. Add everything but the strawberries to the pan set on a med-high heat. Let this boil and cook down to a thin syrupy consistency. In the mean time quarter your strawberries and arrange decoratively in a pile on top of the french toast. When syrup is ready just poor it over the plate and enjoy! Delicious especially with a glass of homemade frappe as you see in the back here.
That looks seriously good. Delicious.
At least once a weekend, Hubby and I make oursleves a great breakfast.
Of course French Toast is one of our top 5 for sure. The only difference now is that we bake them instead. Using crusty Italian bread is our secret ;o)
Cayenne…hmmm…interesting…may have to add it next time!
Now, I’m craving french toast!
Ciao for now,
This literally made me salivate. Wow. And that cake … ouff!
Yeah, I cut back on going out for brunch when a I heard a stand-up comic ridicule it: “Who wants to sleep in on a Sunday when you can go out and pay 20 bucks for eggs?”. Still, brunch can be a fun luxury, especially with friends. I haven’t had French toast much, let alone made it myself, but your version looks scrumptious!
Challah french toast is definitely the best kind! This sounds delish!
I just made french toast for myself and my roomie yesterday morning. One or two major things are different in my recipe – add a dash of salt, a dash of vanilla extract, a dash of all spice and use cracked black pepper instead of cayenne. What I love about the cracked black pepper is that it is like a tiny surprise in the toast – it surprises you when you bite into it and then it fades away slowly with the rest and then it may or may not surprise you later in the meal. 😉 For fun, I would put a sharpe but melty cheese in between the toast slices.
These is the kind of french toast I LOVE! I will have to try your version with the cayenne powder. Hope you will feel better soon!
That looks wonderful. I love the pile of fruit on top. The dash of cayenne is an interesting touch I will have to try out. 🙂
Hrm….I wish I could find a combo plate with french toast and pancakes…carb heaven take me away!
whata great idea for breakfast! Love your version of French toast. All the combinations make a prefect dish. Looks delicious and healthy. My kind of meal.
Have a greak week ahead.
This looks delicious! I love pancakes and French toast too, but I think mine are better than what you get in a restaurant too! But pancakes and French toast on the same plate? I would have to have a nap right after brunch! That’s why I usually order eggs.
And to think I missed that!!
looks sooooo good
And I missed your pancakes you were doing this morning 🙁