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Friday, January 27, 2012

french toast

in our house, the weekends are a chance to make all of the fun things for breakfast that we don't have time to make on weekday mornings when we are trying to get ourselves up, dressed, and to work on time.  this past sunday we made french toast for breakfast with the left over italian bread that we had from dinner the night before.  

french toast is so simple to make, and the best part about french toast is that you can use any type of day-old bread that you have on hand.  there is just something about thick slices of bread that have been soaked in egg, milk, and cinnamon, and then fried in butter that cannot be beat.  ryan had his french toast dusted with powered sugar and topped with maple syrup, and i decided to cover mine in strawberries and maple syrup.  yum!  

french toast
prep time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 10-15 minutes
yields: 2 servings

2 large eggs
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 thick slices of day-old bread
butter for frying
powdered sugar (optional)
maple syrup (optional)
strawberries (optional)

whisk together the eggs, milk, and cinnamon.  dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture.  allow the bread to soak up some of the mixture.  melt butter in a large frying pan on medium heat.   fry the bread, flipping as needed, until brown on both sides.  serve hot, dusted with powdered sugar, with maple syrup, or with strawberries.

love, laurie


Life Happens said...

The strawberries make it even prettier and tastier! I love the pretty plate too.

Have a great weekend!

Paulie Antiques said...

this looks so yummy!!

love, polly :D

Haute Eyes said...

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Megan Marie said...

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Chelsea said...

Awww yeahh. This looks (sounds) so good! I haven't been successful with french toast in the past, so I will definitely be trying this one!

Catherine Fishback said...

Ohmygosh. That looks amazing.