Who doesn’t love French toast? It is the classic breakfast indulgence, and a Sunday brunch must-have in my house. The real beauty of French toast is that while the base ingredients stay the same you can very easily make it to your own taste and serve it with your favorites - berries, compote, yogurt, maple syrup, whatever you fancy.
Its fame as ‘French Toast’ in particular comes from the French breakfast “pain perdu” meaning lost bread. It stems from their desire to not waste any food, so when your bread goes stale (as it does quickly in France as all their loaves of bread are baked to be eaten on the same day), you dip it in milk and eggs to bring some moisture back and then fry it. Voila, the perfect breakfast is created.
The dish is particularly loved throughout the US and was served on trains up and down the country during the early and mid-20th centuries. French toast was brought in by French colonialists and in New Orleans, for example, French toast is still called pain perdu, and the batter usually includes some spirits.
This is my recipe for French toast and how I love to eat it. I’m sure you will love it too. It’s sweet, sumptuous, and feels like a real luxury. Some fresh berries are all I need to top off the dish to give my Sunday morning a perfect start.
1 ½ Cup Milk
½ Teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoon Sugar
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 cup mashed Raspberries
1/2 cup Blueberries
Red Currants for garnish
First, beat together egg, milk, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract.
Then heat a lightly buttered pan over medium-high heat.
Dunk each slice of bread in the egg mixture, soaking both sides.
Place it after in the pan and cook on both sides until golden.
Top it up with mashed raspberries
Then repeat the prosses with the reminding two slices
Decorate with powdered sugar, blueberries and red currents
Calories 210, Carbs 18.1 grams, Fat 10.5 grams, Cholesterol 220 milligrams, Protein 10.5 grams, Sodium 432 milligrams