French Toast Recipe

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An easy french toast recipe that will get you eating in minutes, instead of slaving in the kitchen.
Seriously, is there a person on this planet that doesn't like French Toast?
If you are that person, then you need to get the heck out of here right now. This Instructable will blow your mind.
Really, your head will explode. Leave now.

For the rest of us that love the good life, here's an easy recipe that will transform any bread into sweet, eggy magic.
This project won the Burning Questions 6 - French Toast Recipe

Also, check out my recipe for stuffed french toast
Enough talk, let's toast!
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Step 1: Ingredients - raid the fridge

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There are countless variations on this timeless recipe, so go ahead and get messy. Make up your own and share, there's so many different ways to make this simple dish. Just about every recipe will have something similar as what i have for a base, feel free to use it as a guide and modify to make your breakfast super tasty.

    utensils + implements:
  • medium mixing bowl
  • fork
  • spatula
  • large frying pan
  • measuring cup

  • 6 slices of bread (any kind)
  • 2 eggs (brown, white, free range, ostrich, etc.)
  • 2 cups milk (3%, rich milk/cream means thicker batter)
  • dollop of butter
  • spices (cinnamon, nutmeg)

*yields 6 slices

That's it, simple!

Step 2: Preheat

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Find a medium frying pan and set it on your range, set the element low-medium heat. If you are using a gas range maybe go a bit lower.

The trickiest part of french toast is the right temperature to use. Always err on the side of caution, in this case a lower temperature is what you need, you can always let it cook a little longer if you need to.

Keep in mind that the only ingredient which will actually needs cooking is the egg. Eggs don't need to be cooked to death, especially in such a thin layer. So keep that heat down!
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This is an easy and short recipe. If yours is turning out soggy or burnt, I found a good idea here how to make the golden crust. It also helped me to choose a good bread. Basically you just need to use more butter, and make sure you don't leave the toast unattended. 
patrickh443 years ago
great recipe and so easy to make.
prc514864 years ago
loved the recipe but i too wound up with too much milk. my solution was to add flower and make pancakes with the left over mixture. i also made a cinnamony syrup made out of cinnamon, sugar, vanilla extract, and water and heated it until it was a syrupy consistency. my breakfast for dinner was splendid. thanks for the recipe. :o)
I used 1/2 cup of milk and it made 5 pieces beautifully.
I agree. Way too much milk, but still good.
since you use cinnamon, egg, and milk. i have a favor to ask you to try for me idk if you have already tried or not but try some egg nog classic with the batter, inform me of how it turns out
How come you can't try it yourself and inform us all? It's worth a try and if it works you can post an instructable.
eggnog is the wrong consistency (srry if i misspelled it) it wont cook like an egg.
wat.4 years ago
Your using un-natural ingredenct.
mattbomb4 years ago
hey i heard that dinosaur's are fattening
woodelf4 years ago
ORANGE ZEST! and some fresh orange juice squeezed right in.
daywalker426 years ago
OM NOM NOM NOM NOM is good, ya! I had no dino buddies, alas I have NO friends whatsoever. -_-' but these were tasty......very very tasty XD good job
I'll be your friend
yeah,that's what they all say. *runs away crying like a little girl*
I like to mix in lots of cinnamon and a fair amount of nutmeg.

Here is my "secret.'  Shhhhhh....

I use heated oil instead of butter.  It gives it more of a crunchy surface (fried).  The oil needs to be fairly hot before placing the bread in it so that it does not "soak in." 

For added crunch, I smash something like cheerios into a fairly course mixture (Just place cheerios in a baggie and mash with your hand or something like a coffee mug bottom)  Just whisk the crunchies in with the batter. 

Serve with lots of butter and warmed maple syrup.  Slurp.  Gonna make some right now!

Great Instructable.  Thanks for sharing!
the cheerios is a fun idea, I'll have to try that out next time!
Lance Mt.5 years ago
 Oh god thats nice.. *drools* must have put excessive amounts of cinnamon and vanilla. With a spoon full of ice-cream it could go well.  
eskeele6 years ago
My kids like it really soaked through and through, and this makes it much healthier. I even take stale, dry bread and soak it overnight. A different meal but oh so yummy.
 Yeah, another use for stale bread which turns out moist huh. Hmmm
Lance Mt.5 years ago
 Never saw this ible here? Anyways, when i use to do mine i'd go about 2 eggs, splash off milk and a pinch of salt for the most part. 

    -Trying your recipe now, Chris
lutin5 years ago
This is awesome. My mom used to make me french toast almost exactly like this every Monday before school when I was a kid.
elkar6 years ago
In France, we call it "pain perdu" (that means "lost bread"). My mon made this for me when I was young, but for "4pm wednesday child collation" (don't know the english word), not for breakfast. Well, I don't know if it was the same for other kids :) I never tried with "squared bread", but it seems appetizing too, I'll have a try. Thanks for the childhood flashback :)
Rmg12 elkar6 years ago
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'British' british is cokney rhyming slang and can be quite hard to understand
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camb00 Rmg126 years ago
cockney* is an accent
Rhyming slang is a form of slang in which a word is replaced either by another word or phrase that rhymes with it, or by the first word of such a phrase, in which case the association of the original word and the slang rhyming phrase is not obvious to the uninitiated. For example, in Cockney speech "ball" means walk, for reasons that will be explained below. Rhyming slang exists to some extent in many languages. In English, rhyming slang is strongly associated with Cockney speech from the East End of London.

Why do people assume all English are cockney or speak posh. We all have different accents depending on the parts of the country. For example, I am from South London, my accent is not the same as someone from East London, though we can all speak 'proper' English when we want to, I do when I am at work but as soon as I am out of the office, I am a South Londoner.
Rmg12 beadydani5 years ago
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beadydani Rmg125 years ago
Maybe we ought to have a short history page for our American friends. They have different accents (probably more than us) as well, I mean LA accent is different from say Alabama. I am proud to be British & will continue speaking in my South London accent when I am not at work!
camb00 camb006 years ago
Ball of chalk Chalk=walk
beadydani Rmg125 years ago
RM12, can you please stop being so horrible. What difference does it make it if he wants to write mom & not mum, I am British & don't really care how people want to spell as I long as I know what they are trying to say, besides the spelling is correct. We are talking about a receipe not people's command of English, let's stick to the topic please. Besides I like the French ( I go to France almost every year) especially their food & lifestyle.
steed11725 years ago
i make mine with more then A dash of cinnamon, less milk(1/3 cup) and tablespoon (or just spoonfull) of flour

maybe I'll try making it this way next ....

p.s no dino cutters.... will little chickens do .??
mikeasaurus (author)  steed11725 years ago
Thanks for sharing your recipe, just reading about additional cinnamon is making my mouth water.

p.s no dino cutters.... will little chickens do ??
You sir, need to go out and get yourself a set, immediately! I guess chicken-pancakes are pretty awesome, I mean birds are modern day dinosaurs, right?
raaaarr(rawr) and bwuk bwuk or squaaaaa(rr)wk close enough :P
beadydani5 years ago
Sorry but French toast is not eaten or known all over the world especially here in England. I had my first taste (heard/read about it before) when I went to New York several years ago, loved it so much I started searching online for receipes. Now I have it every saturday (in place of my English breakfast) morning or as a Sunday lunch. Yes, it is very good with cinnamon. Thanks for sharing this anyway. I may post an English receipe at some point.
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beadydani Rmg125 years ago
Oh, I eat eggy bread but I prefer the American version which I have not perfected. I still have the English version, I love food & trying reciepes from other parts of the world. But my English fave food will always be bangers & mash tho with lots of gravy & veggies finished with crumble (any fruit) & custard. Oh dear, I am making myself hungry again!!
jacoby3086 years ago
of course, the dinosaurs went "RAWR", not "RAARR". You should've known that. Very nice instructable, thanks a lot and eat lots of dinos :D
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