Monday, December 23, 2013

Easy French Toast

Recorded December 23, 2013. First prepared by Laura. No muss, no fuss, and delicious.
4 slices white bread (Arnold’s Country White™ is good)
2 eggs
1/4 c milk, half and half, or cream
1 t sugar
2 t brandy (optional)
1/8 t ground cinnamon
dash of ground nutmeg
1/2 t vanilla
pinch salt
2 T butter or oil
Beat the eggs well in a shallow bowl, and stir in the cream, sugar, vanilla, and spices until dissolved. Heat a non-stick 12-inch skillet or griddle to about 325 F. Add the butter.  Soak each slice of bread in egg batter on both sides until saturated, drain, and add to the hot butter or oil. Repeat for the remaining slices. Fry each slice about 3 minutes until lightly browned, turn over, and cook another 2 to 3 minutes. Top with a sprinkling of sugar, fruit preserves, or maple syrup. Serves two.