Yes, I know it's not French, but that's what you say when you want to have it at the breakfast place. And no, it's not just for breakfast, it's for whenever you feel like it. If you want to get fancy, the toasts may be served with berries and fruits on cottage cheese, or a couple slices of crispy apple wood bacon, some sizzling sausage links, etc. I just like it simple and GOOD, with my favorite spice cinnamon.
Allow me to correct this: it IS French. ^o^
Step 1: Get the perfect drowner vessel
I like to use a pyrex pie pan 8 or 9 inches in diameter, but anything that can take in a slice of bread flat is just as practical. Using a fork, mix all the ingredients until well-blended.
These are the ingredients:
3 large eggs
1/4 - 1/3 cup whole milk or half-and-half
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
6-8 slices of white bread, thicker is my preference
1 tablespoon butter
powdered sugar for dusting
My favorite syrup: Grade A Maple
Step 2: Good bread is a good start
I use day old bread because I notice that slightly drier slices soak in more custard. I even slice the the bread right before I soak it. But, any good white bread is fine. Turn to cover both sides. Meanwhile, heat a skillet with a little butter.
Step 3: Inhale......
Transfer the soaked slice immediately. By this time, the skillet is smoking on medium heat and all the butter already melts. You can hear the edges of the custard-soaked bread sizzling as it sits on the pan. Turn it over to the other side to let brown.
Step 4: Ready? Serve! Repeat, anyone?
Transfer toast straight from the skillet to a serving plate. Repeat with the other slices. Don't forget to turn off the stove when you're done. Also, add butter when necessary. Dust with powdered sugar. At the table add the frou-frou...mine will have the syrup.