Sometimes I wonder whether I need to post such simple recipes on the blog. But then, at times, I do realize that there are people who don’t know about it or they have simply forgotten about such simple things in life. If you see, today’s food is really complicated. With heavy jargon like “molecular gastronomy” and so on, food is being converted into something more than what is required to fill our stomach. The whole idea is to feed the eyes before the food can actually be eaten. I don’t know if any of you realize that when you see the food, your stomach feels half full that when you try to eat it, you are unable to finish it. When I go to restaurants, I tend to order food which I can eat, or if we are a group, then we order limited. At times, we think we can eat but it mostly doesn’t happen that way, so ends up causing a lot of wastage. I have no shame to say that I pack back the little curry and the food that is left over in the process. You can always store them in the fridge and use it up the next day. The world would have been a better place if we all did our little bit to reduce our wastage.
I am wondering from where to where I went… 😀
Coming to “simplicity”, French Toast is something that reminds me of childhood. In Malabar, we have “Bread Mukkiporichathu” or “fried soaked bread”, which is so similar to this. The recipe is slightly different from the French style of making it, so InShaAllah, will post it some day. Here in most of the cafes, French Toast is a hot selling breakfast item, I always wonder why. 😀 But with the accompaniments which come with it, this humble dish is transformed into something that only simple flavors can satisfy. We make it occasionally on weekends and have it with a drizzle of honey, but if you really want to make it grand, then pair it up with some luscious whipped cream and berries – delicious! I have used normal white bread to make my French toast, but I bet it will be even more delicious with thick crusty breads, but make sure you soak them sufficiently so that when you toast them, they aren’t dry and are moist inside. Off to this simple recipe…
A little read on why it is called French Toast… in case if you all wondered just like I did! 😀
- 2 tbsp sugar
- ½ tsp cinnamon powder
- A pinch of salt
- ¾ cup milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tbsp vanilla essence
- 10-12 slices of bread
- Butter for toasting
- Whisk the dry ingredients till well combined.
- Add in the milk, eggs and vanilla essence and whisk till the whole mixture is well combined and the sugar is melted.
- Heat a frying pan with a blob of butter.
- When the butter is melting, dip the bread into the egg mixture till nicely coated.
- Fry both sides till golden brown. Repeat till the egg mixture is finished.
- Serve warm with honey, cream or as is!