How to make french toast

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Ingredients needed to make french toast:

  • 1 egg for every 2 slices of bread
  • Non-stick spray, olive oil, or butter/margarine
  • Cinnamon (season to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3 ml) vanilla extract (vanilla essence, optional)
  • Bread (6 pieces), type of bread is up to your preference. We suggest 1 inch thick slices of day-old French bread.
  • Icing Sugar, syrup, jam, etc.
  • Milk (depending on number of eggs, 2 tablespoons per egg)

How to make French toast – Step 1:

Turn the stove or griddle (electric pan) on to high heat.

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How to make French toast – Step 2:

If using a stove, place a pan over the burner.

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How to make French toast – Step 3:

Crack the eggs into a bowl

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How to make French toast – Step 4:

Add the cinnamon, milk and vanilla extract, then beat with a fork or whisk until thoroughly mixed.

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How to make French toast – Step 5:

Once the pan is sufficiently pre-heated (approximately 3 minutes), turn down the heat to medium-low.

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How to make French toast – Step 6:

Dip the bread into the egg mixture, thoroughly coating each side of the bread.

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How to make French toast – Step 7:

Add a non-stick spray, butter or oil to avoid the bread sticking to the pan. Place slices of mixture coated bread into the pan.

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How to make French toast – Step 8:

Cook the slices approximately 45 seconds on each side or until golden brown.

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How to make French toast – Step 9:

Place the French toast on a plate, optionally sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with syrup.

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Some fruit either on the side or on top of the French toast adds a nice edible garnish. French toast can also be served with hot apple sauce or sprinkled with cinnamon.

Hawaiian  style French toast:

  • Use Bavarian sweet bread or another type of sweet bread
  • Place sliced fresh banana and macadamia nuts on the cooked French toast once on the plate
  • Serve with coconut syrup

Other french toast ideas:

  • For cooking light French toast, use only one yolk for every six eggs or only egg whites
  • Try using cinnamon bread
  • If gluten intolerant, try using rice bread
  • For healthier alternatives, use a high-fiber, low-salt bread (for more dense bread, soak each piece for at least 30 seconds on each side)
  • Top french toast with orange marmalade and pecans and place in a warm oven (approx. 200 degrees F) for 1-2 minutes
  • Top French toast with apple-sauce, cranberries and toasted almonds

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