Tuesday, May 5, 2009

French Toast




French toast is a delicious snack and can be served for breakfast. Simple and easy to prepare this can be made in a jiffy and is healthy too! Thinking of french toast takes me back to my childhood days when my mom used to prepare this as an evening snack and I entering the house tired after school smelling the aroma of freshly made toasts. Slices of bread are dipped in an egg-milk mixture with additional flavourings, placed on a pan greased with butter and cooked on both sides until golden brown. You may add additional toppings like powdered sugar, maple syrup, whipped cream etc.


Ingredients:
4 whole wheat bread slices
Whole milk- 2/3-3/4 cup
Eggs - 2
Granulated sugar - 2tbsp
Vanilla extract- 1/4 tsp
Ground cinnamon- 1/8 tsp
Butter

Method
  • Beat eggs well.
  • Add milk, sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and mix well.
  • Heat a pan over low-medium heat.
  • Grease with butter cubes.
  • Dip both sides of a bread slice in batter for few seconds and place on the pan.
  • Cook each slice for about 1 minute per side or until golden brown.
  • Add more butter to the pan to cook the other slices.
  • Serve hot with toppings of your choice. You may even dust the surface of each bread slice with powdered sugar.
This goes to:





Pooja.

Other Breakfast Items:

AppamKerala Kadala CurryPotato StewCheese OmelettePuttuBlueberry Banana BarsPersimmon Nut BreadIdiappam

58 comments:

ARUNA said...

my husband is xpert in making this toast...but yeah he never uses vanilla though! I'm sure it adds more flavour!

Pooja said...

Thanks and yes Aruna adding vanilla would mask the odour of eggs too :)

Asha said...

I love savory French toast too, sweet Cinnamony one sounds great too! :)

SAILAJA said...

My son likes this dish..coz this is the only way he eats eggs...

Pooja said...

Thanks Asha :)
Thanks Ms.Sailaja for dropping by. Yes this is a good option to make kids eat eggs :)

Renu said...

I luv french toast.....will try your way....

Pooja said...

Thanks Renu for dropping by..Do try and let me know how it turned out :)

Kalyani said...

i didnot try this at home ... should try this one .... thanks pooja ...

Pooja said...

Sure Kalyani and welcome :)

Vicky Xavier. said...

My favorite breakfast. Nice recipe.

Pooja said...

Thanks Vicky :)

Priyameena said...

Healthy and tasty breakfast..Adding cinnamon and vanilla extract is really a kick..

Vrinda said...

This is my fav tea time snack...

Pooja said...

Thanks Priya :)
Thanks Vrinda..I too prefer to have it as an evening snack as I used to during my school days :)

Vishali said...

mmhh cinanmon in toasts...now that must have tasted so good....looks delish.

Smitha said...

This is one of my fav brkfst items

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

I prefer french toast without cinnamon and he prefers it with loads of cinnamon... So I make 2 versions :)

Sweta said...

My son loves French toasts-but,he's not too fond of the cinnamon,so I normally omit that :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Vishali, Smitha and Ramya for your lovely words :)
Ramya, yes I can imagine your situation! Though we both give a thumbs up to this one there are other dishes where I need to change the original version to suit his taste!!

VineelaSiva said...

Hey pooja nice post never tried this and this is new to me by adding vanila extract also will try.

doggybloggy said...

cinnamon, vanilla, cinnamon and vanilla - nutmeg, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla - I like french toast!

Pooja said...

Sweta, yes kids usually do not prefer cinnamon :)
Thanks Vineela :)
Thanks DB..wow I loved the lyrics :)

Pooja said...

I mae the same way pooja but i dont add cinnamon and vanilla..I use cardamon powder..

Pooja said...

Thanks for this version Pooja. Will try with cardamom next time :)

Ushanandini said...

This is our breakfast during holidays! Wonderful recipe!

Pooja said...

Thanks Usha :)

Pavithra said...

our sat b'fast lovely ....dear

Pooja said...

Thanks Pavithra :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Quick and easy! My kids love it...

Pooja said...

Yes! This was my favourite too when I was a kid :)

Tina said...

hai pooja so simple nd easy recipe...

Uma said...

looks so delicious Pooja! I never made it at home. When I first tasted it I thought egg smell dominated it, so didn't try it again :) But your toast is so mouth-watering. Yum! BTW, the first pic isn't loading, please check.

Pooja said...

Thanks Tina :)

Pooja said...

Uma,the addition of vanilla extract and cinnamon would mask the odour of eggs. Thanks a lot... I'll check the picture.

Pooja said...

I have edited the post Uma..Hope you are able to view the image. I guess slow network at the time of uploading may have caused the image not to be uploaded properly.

Varunavi said...

My kids fav bfast.But prefer adding salt and chilly powder than sugar.

Veggie Food Journal said...

Pooja, this is very easy breakfast recipe. I have always heard of french toast but never the recipe will this simple.Can try this during this weekend.

Priya said...

Just love it..makes me hungry!

Chitra said...

nice toast , but does it taste the same without eggs ? iam a vegetarian.Will try this based on ur reply.:)I wish to try this..

Pooja said...

Thanks Varunavi :) Oh wow that is another version..spicy French Toast! Would love to try that too :)
Thanks Vandya, yes this is very easy to prepare.
Thanks Priya :)
Thanks Chitra :) But unfortunately French toast is made with eggs and milk. I'm sorry I do not know if there is a vegan version. Would love to know that too :)

Jaya said...

WoW! mmm i want those cinnamony french toast :))..
hugs and smiles

Pooja said...

You are most welcome to have it Jaya :)

Helene said...

I love french toast but don't make them often. That would be good on the Mother's Day brunch.

Pooja said...

Thanks Helene for dropping by..yes this would be good for brunch :)

Bhawna said...

who can say no to this flavourful, yummy Breakfast ? The color of ur french toast is just perfect. Nice pic.

Pooja said...

Thanks Bhawna :)

Valarmathi said...

Simple and easy to make. Looks yummy.

Pooja said...

Thanks Valarmathi :)

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Looks crispy and crunchy. Yum yum...:)

Padma said...

Looks yummy... simple and easy... my kids will love them :)... like others have said never have used vanilla essence on these. Will try adding and let u know.

Pooja said...

Thanks Dhanya & Padma :)

Sree vidya said...

Hey Pooja!
Thanx for visiting
This is the first time I added kasuri methi and it tasted awesome.
U were also intending to post a similar entry?
That's a gr8 coincidence.

Ammu said...

French toast looks yum. I use to make this, but addition of cinnamon is new to me. Lovely recipe.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

POresentations s just superb.......me n my hus loves this dis toast alot...whenever im runnin out of time, this s d breakfast i make..n he loves it...snap s just superb dear..

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

hi Pooja,
totally agree with you on the french toast..no breakfast as easy n simple as this..and the biriyaniiii...ummmm...me too had my lessons from a malabari muslim lady, but a small doubt on the addition of coconut milk while cooking the rice..is it always this same ratio...half coconut milk, half water ??

Pooja said...

Thanks Vidya. Yes it has been in my drafts for a long time. Would post soon :)
Thanks Ammu :)
Thanks Lena :)
Thanks Sona..you may add enough coconut milk to cook rice instead of half milk n half water. It would add more taste too :)

Priti said...

I just love french toast but never get it rite:(...yours looks so gud

Pooja said...

Thanks Priti. While making toast always keep the heat some where near medium. The pan should not be too hot otherwise your toasts may get burnt quickly. What was the prob before? What it with the batter or final prep?