Tuesday, November 15, 2011



Today is our 41st Wedding Anniversary. My picky-picky hubby and I have actually been together for 46 years (we were high school sweethearts) and we are more in love today than ever!!
This is a recipe for basic french toast. Everyone seems to have their own recipe and there are a million variations, but this is a post for the beginning cook, complete with a few tips I've learned over the years.

First of all, a tip about the kind of bread you need. ANY bread will work, but SOME breads make a much better french toast than others. Fresh, soft bread makes the worst french toast; day old (or even week old) bread works better. Thicker bread makes better french toast than thinner bread. Sweet bread like Texas toast works well, as do semi-stale cinnamon rolls (sliced)  and of course raisin bread, (so keep an open mind when thinking about bread choices)!!
4 large eggs
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
dash nutmeg

Whisk all of the above until very well mixed.  I like to use my immersion blender to do this.  Dip the bread into the mixture and let it sit for 10 or 15 seconds then lift out and cook on preheated (and buttered) frying pan (I get the best results from my electric frying pan). Cook until the french toast is golden brown on both sides.

Serve immediately with butter and HOT maple syrup.

NOTE: You can use milk instead of cream, but the cream gives a richer taste and helps the french toast get that golden "crust".
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