French toast is a simple dish. You take a half-dozen (6) thick slices of bread and a few other ingredients, and now you have a breakfast dish that the whole family will love. Here are a few ways to vary this already exciting dish to make everyone want more. The cook knows the needs of his or her family or guests. Therefore, some may need to consider the nutrition count before going further. Whatever a person comes up with—most people love French toast for breakfast or brunch. First we’ll look at the original, perhaps plain by comparison, French toast recipe:
Nellie’s French Toast
6 slices Texas Toast or French bread
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
Cinnamon for topping
Butter and syrup for topping
Heat grill to medium-high heat while mixing the above ingredients. Set bread aside until mixing other ingredients. Combine eggs, milk, vanilla, sugar and flour. Whisk until mixed thoroughly in a shallow bowl. Use tongs to dip bread slices into the egg and milk concoction.
Spray hot grill with non-stick cooking spray. Place one slice bread on the grill and leave two minutes or until the bottom is golden brown.
You can add more slices if your grill is large enough. Flip this slice and cook the other side. Sprinkle the cooked side with cinnamon. After another two minutes, you may remove the cooked slice to a holding plate. Spread butter on the toast while it is hot. Cook the remainder of the bread as described above. It is best not to discard any leftover egg and milk blend until you see if you need to make more French toast. Also, you can create more of the mixture if needed.
Place the plate of prepared French toast on the table, and everyone can help themselves.
Dust plain Frenchtoast with powdered sugar and omit the syrup.
Add sliced fruit (such as bananas, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) before adding the syrup to create extra nourishment.
Vary the spices or add others to the cinnamon sprinkle (example: nutmeg, lemon).
Sprinkle with nuts (try sliced almonds or chopped pecans or walnuts).
Try raisin bread or another favorite (stay with coarse textures for optimal success). Go with Pumpkin bread for a great Thanksgiving Day brunch.
Use two pieces of French toast per person. Put two tablespoons cream cheese and strawberry preserves (or some other applicable combination) on one slice. Put the other slice on top and you have a delicious sandwich. If you want extra sweetening add some strawberry syrup on the sandwich and eat with a fork.