This classical french toast is so easy that you can make it everyday in less than 15 minutes! Homemade never tasted so good.
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Classical French Toast is an American Dish
French toast has been around for a long while. According to Neatorama.com, It was originally created in Albany, New York by an innkeeper named Joseph French in 1724. French toast is a combination of eggs and bread. Some people put added flavorings right in with the egg mixture. I find that I like to add them after cooking so people can dress up their french toast with the toppings that they like to eat.
Variety of Toppings
My husband likes his with maple syrup. I love maple syrup too, but not on my french toast. You might be thinking I am crazy. Cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top is the way I love mine. The french toast is also great with jams, jellies, or fresh fruit. I have also added a bit of whipping cream to really top it off if I have it with fresh fruit. However, my go-to preferred way of eating this classical french toast is with cinnamon and sugar. My brother-in-law likes to have his with Bananas, maple syrup, and whipping cream. Walnuts would be delicious too.
No matter which way you end up choosing as your favorite, this classical french toast can be made in no time. I like to think of it as an economical breakfast too. Great for weekends or when company is staying over. Easy to do, no planning required, no prep the night before. Just get up and have breakfast for a crowd quickly with not much effort.
The bowl that I used in the pictures below to mix the egg and milk mixture is very, very old. It was my husband’s great grandfather’s set of china. It works so nice to fit the bread in and mix the ingredients. Here is another type of bowl that would also work well for this application.
Classical French Toast-Everyday Easy
- 4 slices bread I like to use cottage bread, but use the kind you like.
- 2 large eggs
- 2 Tbl. milk or cream
- Pam spray
- In a large shallow bowl, add the eggs and cream. Use a fork to whip until well blended.
- Heat a cast iron skillet or a non-stick pan on medium-low heat. Spray with Pam. In the meantime, dip the bread into the egg mixture for a few seconds.
- Using the fork under the bread and a finger on top of the bread, flip the bread in the egg mixture to coast the other side. Again, just a few seconds.
- Then I pick up the bowl and hold it over the frying pan, lift out the bread with the fork under the bread and place it in the center of the pan. I do it this way so I don’t tear the bread getting it into the pan. Fry the first side of the french toast for about 1/2 minute. Keep watch on it, because it cooks really fast.
- Flip bread and cook the other side. Again, about 1/2 minute. You are done. You can top your classical french toast with the topping that appeals to you. I just sprinkle on the cinnamon and sugar. Please top with what you like. I hope you enjoy your french toast.
- If you are making a lot of classical french bread, place on a plate and put in the oven on 200 degrees . This will keep everything warm for everyone to enjoy.
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