Vanilla French Toast – after being woken up early on Sunday morning, I headed downstairs and stared at the kitchen with Damo’s dog and the smallest child in tow. Both gazing at me, then gazing at the kitchen and throwing me a quizzical look. You could see it written in their eyes; what’s she looking at?
It was one of those days that I knew I wanted to ‘make’ something for breakfast instead of pouring it out of a box, but I really wasn’t sure what I felt like, nor was I sure that I really wanted to clean up afterwards. In all honesty, I was hoping that someone else would make me something delicious and filling and then do the washing up. Funny how that never happens!
I looked at what we had on hand and thought to myself, I haven’t had french toast for a while. So, I asked the other members of the household if they wanted some and here’s how the conversation went:-
Me: “Who wants some french toast for breakfast?”
Them: “What’s that?”
Me: “Well, it’s bread dipped in egg and fried.”
Yup, ’bout sums it up! Pretty proud of my response, I thought to myself…..nice job!
Them: “We call them soldiers.”
I pondered, how they could come up with soldiers? What type of soldiers are fried?
Me: “Huh?” “Um, no! How does this sound…a beautiful thick piece of bread, dipped (or drowned in my case) in an eggy, thick batter and pan friend until golden brown, with potential for some crispy edges, then sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, dolloped with some maple butter and drizzled (insert drowning to the point that the bread is now a floating island) in maple syrup or whatever topping you want to create for yourself?”
Them: “OMG, that sounds great….I’ll have some…me too!” “What can I put on it?”
Me: “Whatever you want!”
And here is what they came up with…..
Vanilla French Toast
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 6 thick slices of bread
- 1 tablspoon butter - for cooking
In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients and whisk together.
Dunk a slice of bread into the batter and ensure it's sufficiently covered on both sides.
Heat a large frypan over medium to high heat. Add butter and allow to melt.
Add dipped bread to frypan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden and brown.
Serve with topping of your choice.