Be it for breakfast or supper, French toast satisfies. If you haven’t made it in awhile, try this classic recipe, adapted from “Joy of Cooking.” It serves 2 to 4 people, but could easily be cut in half for a solo serving.
- 2/3 cup whole milk half-and-half or heavy cream
- 4 eggs
- 2 Tbsp. sugar or maple syrup or equivalent of sugar substitute
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- Pinch of cinnamon optional
- 1 tsp. fine orange zest optional
- 6 slices white or egg bread
- 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- Whisk milk, eggs, sugar or maple syrup, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and orange zest in a shallow dish or bowl.
- Toast bread lightly until it is slightly dry and not yet golden.
- Melt butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
- Turn the bread slices in the egg mixture until thoroughly saturated, but not falling apart. Place two to three slices in the skillet (or how many that will fit) and cook until the undersides of each slice are golden brown, then turn the bread and cook until the second side is golden. Serve immediately or keep warm in a low oven while the other slices are cooking.
- Top with butter and syrup, honey or jam or fresh fruit and a sprinkling of powdered sugar.
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