Sunday, March 1, 2015

New Recipe #7: French Toast

It has been two full months since I have tried a new recipe as I simply couldn't afford new ingredients and supplies during my toughest months financially. I am so happy to return to this now. I made french toast and already purchased the items needed for risotto.

I actually haven't made french toast myself before. I associate french toast with my sister who loves breakfast. I suppose that I may have assisted her or maybe my mom in its preparation, but my first attempt occurred this morning. It feels like a nice Sunday morning meal.

It turned out well but I still plan to tweak the recipe for next time. I just think that the mixture was very thick and the end result was a little too eggy for my taste, so I will use just three eggs next time instead of four. I will also purchase a strainer to sift a bit of powdered sugar over the slices beautifully. 

I grew up with Mrs. Buttersworth and King Syrup on the breakfast table instead of maple syrup, so I now have Mrs. Buttersworth in my kitchen cabinet. 

With milk and espresso.

I used this recipe that I found on Pinterest.

French Toast

4 slices of bread*
4 eggs**
1/8 c. milk
3 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
a bit of butter

Mrs. Buttersworth/King Syrup/maple syrup
confectionery sugar (to dust)

1. Mix eggs and sugar in a container large enough for a slice of bread (I used a piece of tupperware.)
2. Mix in milk and vanilla extract
3. Heat stovetop grill pan, flat side up, and melt some butter
4. Soak a piece of bread in the mixture, covering both sides, let excess drip off
5. Place on griddle over low-medium heat
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for first round of servings
7. Brown on both sides
8. Serve with syrup of your choice and dust powdered sugar

*  I only used two slices for myself.
**  I will try just 3 next time.

Cooking Note: Do not use fresh bread. I bought a loaf on Wednesday and used it on Sunday.

This is such a quick meal and I enjoyed it. I plan to whip it up again, especially for guests.

The plan today is to travel to Delaware to celebrate my grandmother's 90th birthday. I will try to publish a Simple Pleasure Sunday post sometime after I return.

Update: I tried this recipe using three eggs on Monday morning and it was better. I'm unsure if I'll experiment with two...


  1. Yum, I love French toasts! I used a recipes from Allrecipes that has cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg I founds ages ago while living in India. My hubs is the expert on it so I don't make them now. Now I might have to make it now seeing your post and because he's in the States too. Have a wonderful week ahead, cheers!

    1. Even though I enjoyed the recipe I made twice already, I will still have fun tweaking it.

      Thank you. You have a wonderful week as well.