French toast, also known as eggy bread, Bombay toast, German toast, gypsy toast, poor knights (of Windsor), or Spanish toast, is a dish made of bread soaked in milk, then in beaten eggs and then fried, a variation from the traditional spanish dessert called Torrija.
Here is one simple recipe, how to prepare french toast.
- 3-4 eggs
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- vanilla to taste
- cinnamon to taste
- nutmeg to taste
- pinch of baking powder
Let the bread sit out overnight and dry out. Mix 3-4 eggs in a medium bowl, crack the eggs then beat with a whisk or large fork. Add 1 cup of milk. Beat well until eggs are frothy, about 15 seconds.
Add vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg to taste and a pinch of baking powder. Pour mix into shallow pan or pie plate. Dip bread into mixture, allow to soak for 30 seconds on each side.
Over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter on griddle. Place bread onto the griddle and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 minutes per side. Serve immediately with maple syrup, whipped cream or fruit.