I love breakfast food. In a perfect world, people should be able to eat pancakes, waffles, muffins and bread all through the day. :)
This was the first time I tried french toast, though. We do eat something really similar here in Brazil, called rabanada, but it’s usually prepared around Christmas time and it’s not a daily breakfast meal for us. It’s equally delicious: the bread is soaked in a mix of milk and sweetened condensed milk, fried and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.
I had drained some yogurt and was looking for something good to use it with - Pea’s “refund” muffins crossed my mind, but the amount of yogurt was not enough. The answer was on this book.
I used plain sandwich bread (which was the only kind around the house that day) and it worked fine, even though they were not very thick. I just had to be careful when frying and flipping them over.
Cinnamon French toast
from Kitchen: The Best of the Best
4 thick slices white bread, crusts removed
1 tablespoon sugar – I used vanilla scented sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup (120ml) milk
butter, for frying
extra sugar, for sprinkling
175g plain yogurt, to serve
fresh seasonal fruit, to serve
100ml maple syrup, to serve – I used honey
toasted pecans, to serve
Cut each slice of bread in half to make rectangles. Beat the egg, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl, then add the milk and combine well. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a frying pan – I used non-stick - over medium heat. Dip the bread into the milk mixture, covering both sides. Sprinkle one side of each piece of bread with sugar and gently fry, sugar-side down, for 3 minutes, or until the undersides are golden. Sprinkle the tops with a little sugar and flip over. Cook until golden. Serve with yogurt, fresh fruit, maple syrup/honey and sprinkle of pecans.