French Toast Recipe

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Introduction: 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!

Step 1: Ingredients - Raid the Fridge

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

 
    ingredients:
  • 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

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!

Step 3: Mix and Dip

Blend eggs, milk and spices in bowl with whisk or fork.

Add a dab of butter into your heated pan, while it's sizzling away dip your bread in the mixture.
Ensure even coating over bread, soaking for about 30 seconds. You may soak for longer, depending on how you like it.

By now your pan should be hot enough, move dipped bread into pan.
Repeat until pan is full or desired number of slices have been consumed.

Step 4: Here's Where It Get's Different

Being a connoisseur of French Toast, I've had the pleasure of dining on this delicious dunked delicacy all over the world. There are variations of the egg mixture which allow for a skirt of the mix all long the outside of the toast, which is quite tasty!

This variation is slightly thicker and the mixture stays in a thin coat on the bread without much excess, to achieve different results you need to change the viscosity of your mixture, so maybe try adding a little more milk, then try leaving your toast in the mix a little longer, or just pour on additional mixture from your bowl directly on the cooking toast.
You can't go wrong with this recipe, so try it all and see what you like best!

Cook your sliced-goodness for about a minute, then flip it over.
Since I haven't let it soak too long in the mixture (you did take it out of the mixture, right?) then you don't need to worry about cooking it too long.

Step 5: Get a Little Cretaceous

So, now you're done...or are you?
All that's left is to find your favourite cookie cutter and start stamping out some friends to eat breakfast with!

Here we have some dinosaurs who wanted to come back 100 million years to enjoy some breakkie with me.
It's a little known fact that almost all dinosaurs favoured french toast above all other forms of flora and fauna, so it's important to note that if you leave the excess on the same plate as the dinosaurs that they are apt to eat them, so maybe you should gobble them first.

Step 6: Show Them Who's Boss!

grab your new friends and show them who's boss!
(dinosaur noises optional, but encouraged)

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    110 Discussions

    I love toast...

    (If I change my profile pic, this comment won't make sense)

    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. 

    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)

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    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

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    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.

    hey i heard that dinosaur's are fattening

    ORANGE ZEST! and some fresh orange juice squeezed right in.

    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!

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     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.  

    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.

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