This is one of my favorites. I made French toast for our Sunday breakfast. I’m sharing it with you now so you can use it for next Sunday and keep Valentine’s Day going with all the LOVE you have!
For me, French toast only works with powdered sugar and no syrup. My husband likes syrup, but only the pure maple syrup from Vermont is allowed in our house. For that reason my family hardly orders this at a restaurant because most places try to pass off the fake stuff (Mrs. Butterworth’s or Aunt Jemima) and the difference is palpable. Since many restaurants do not have powdered sugar, I never order it out either. I need the touch of powdered sugar to make my toast work!
– serves 4
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup of whole or 2% milk
1 generous tsp. pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
8 slices of 1/2” thick sliced bread or Challah
Pure maple syrup or powdered sugar
Lightly beat the eggs and use a fork to whisk them together with the milk, vanilla and salt in a glass pie plate. (Use this flat dish so you can soak 3 slices at a time.) Sprinkle ground cinnamon on the mixture and then whisk in. Melt 1/2 tbs. of butter in a large flat-bottomed skillet or griddle pan, using medium – medium high heat. Dip bread slices in the egg mixture on both sides to soak up the liquid. Place in hot pan and check in 4 minutes. Turn when nicely browned and cook on the other side. Add the remaining 1/2 tbs of butter and swirl while the toast is in the pan, if you think you need it. Serve warm with pure maple syrup or powdered sugar.