Diwali is gone and so are most of the festivals here in India. We had way too much of poori, kachori type of stuff. As yum as all of this stuff is, this Sunday called for a break. What else is more soothing on a long due lazy Sunday than good old ‘French Toast’. For the days when all you want to do is ‘NOTHING’, french toasts are perfect breakfast/brunch in my opinion.
As I said because of festivals we hogged on all varieties of Indian food; hot, spicy, fried, deep fried, sweet. I am not even getting on scale but I can very well feel love handles. It was high time we gave ourselves some break. Finalized on oats for they are light and healthy but when I started to cook I realized oats are way too boring for Sunday morning. So I ditched the healthy option and succumbed to the idea of ‘French Toast’, yess these creamy, cinnamon infused, dripping with butter & maple syrup and topped with fruits of your choice French Toast.
Well I know, Google will flood you with recipe of french toast if you go looking. You may already have locked down your version of french toasts but if you like exploring and trying, definitely try my take on French Toast. I admit there is nothing revolutionary about this recipe; it’s more or less same but I am sure you will love them as much as we do.
I like my french toast, somewhat cake like. I use slightly thick stale bread to make french toast it makes more cake like french toasts. I got baguette couple of days back, which worked so well. If you really want to indulge and enjoy creamy and luscious french toasts, I say you follow this recipe as I generously use cream and whole milk. I also like to dunk my bread deep in egg mixture so it absorbs as much as it can; that gives the french toast the deep, dense cake like feeling. Rest of the things are aesthetics I guess. You can use nutmeg instead of cinammon, vanilla extract, plain sugar. Serve them as you like them, with maple syrup/butter/honey/cream/ice cream/fruits or combinations that you like.It’s your Sunday, your breakfast after all!
- 5 pieces of bread
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/4 heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
- 2 tablespoon of butter for frying
- pinch of salt
- Combine all the ingredients except bread and butter in a bowl big enough to soak bread into it. Make sure everything is mixed well.
- Heat a shallow non stick or cast iron pan on medium heat. heat 1 table spoon of butter in the pan.
- Soak the bread in milk mixture both sides then place it in pan.
- let it cook till bread is golden brown both the side.
- Serve it with maple syrup/butter/honey/fruits or as you like it