Tuesday, 31 August 2010

French Toast for Breakfast and Dinner

My son had a bit of a stomach bug yesterday and couldn't eat very much. He was hungry though and so I suggested making some French Toast. The eyes of my little princess lit up as she asked "Like the ones in hotels?"

Yes, I replied, just like the ones in the buffet breakfasts at hotels. To make the French Toast a little more interesting, I dusted them with cinammon and sugar. Rather yummy indeed!

This morning, being a public holiday for Malaysia's Independance Day, the kids again asked if they could have French Toast - this time for breakfast. I remarked that there was no more cinammon nor was there any more bread. The bread problem was easily fixed by popping over to the local petol station but there was no cinammon there. It was also too early to get any cinammon from the local supermarket. So, this time, I just dusted the toast with icing sugar.

4 eggs
pinch of salt
2 Tbsp milk
8-10 slices white bread

In a shallow bowl, beat eggs, milk and salt lightly with a fork. Over medium-low heat, heat a skillet or shallow pan with a thin layer of oil or butter.
Dip the bread slices, one at a time, into the bowl to coat one side then carefully turn to coat the other side.

Transfer bread skillet and cook till the bottom is nicely browned before turning over to cook the other side. Remove to a plate and while hot, sprinkle with cinnnamon sugar or icing sugar. Alternatively, serve with some honey or maple syrup.

It's quite amazing how something so simple is so well liked. My little princess wolfed down 5 pieces - equivalent to 2.5 slices of bread. Her words said it all as she reached for piece number 5 - "I'm already full, but I'm still hungry!"


Rose&Thorn said...

I love French toast - with lots of syrup and bacon! This is a great Sunday night treat in our house. Hope your boy is feeling better.

Foodycat said...

I haven't made French toast in ages! What a good idea.

bellini valli said...

A little cinnamon and some icing sugar are perfect. Your little munchkins love, love it!!!

David T. Macknet said...

Ahh, to have discovered the joys of gluttony so young!

Looks wonderful! Hope everybody is feeling better, after the french toast!

Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen said...

Nothing like breakfast lovingly made by dad! :)

Elle said...

French Toast is Sweetie's favorite from the buffet, too. Imagine leftovers being so delicious! Yours look delectable.


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