Deliciously Simple French Toast

By Vy Primozich - 12:47 PM

There is absolutely nothing more comforting and gratifyingly mouthwatering than French toast & fresh cut fruits on the weekends.

Nothing.

This is a significantly tastier version of a well loved classic.

And I assure you, it is incredibly easy and well worth the effort in the morning.





For a short period of time I used to skip breakfast, especially in college when I'd have skipped anything for an extra 30 minutes in bed. But I've found a new appreciation for breakfast food and all things brunch-like.

(Green) smoothies, granola, oatmeals, eggs, pancakes, waffles & toast.

Lately, when I have no time to make a fuss over breakfast I make these.

There are things in life that just ought to be simple, and French toast is one of them.


To make enough for two you'll need:


Challah bread - 4 slices

1 large egg

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

1/4 tsp Ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp Ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp Vanilla extract

Butter, for grilling & serving

Good maple syrup, for serving

The key to delicious French toast is...
Really really really good quality Challah bread!
And the quality of the accompanying butter & syrup to finish the dish to perfection.
If challah is not available in your area, brioche bread is a good substitute.

Start by slicing four 3/4-inch-slices of Challah bread.
I've tried both regular and whole wheat Challah & you can't go wrong with either one.


And the supporting cast is the egg & cream.
I'll leave it up to you to decide how much of spices to use, a little or none.
Now that you have your mind made up...
Whip together the egg, cream & spices (if using) into a custardy mixture.



Melt 1 TBPS butter on the griddle or flat grill pan over med-high heat.
Swirl butter around to cover surface.
Then dip the eggy bread into the custard.
Gently squeeze the bread with your fingertips to draw the egg & cream to the center.




And plop the dipped slice of bread on the griddle & grill until golden - about 1 -2 minute on one side.
Flip & repeat.





Serve with good quality maple syrup & a side of fresh cut fruits.
Or with a healthy portion of good quality smoked bacon.



Or slice a grapefruit in half, add a pinch of brown sugar & grill 'em for a couple minutes.




Just look at it...
The outside is a crepe-like shell...
And pudding inside.



What are you waiting for?
Go on, get going.
French toasts won't make themselves.

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