I know you guys might be like...really Shauntay (or Toya or Toys or Chef...just fill in the damn blank) but yes, REALLY.
French Toast. I don't like to assume that everyone knows how to make french toast and because I always have someone at my house picking my brain about the way that I make it, I figured I'd simplify it for you.
I like to give people the most basic to the super sexy options in French Toast. Some people would say that your wet mixture is the make or break while bread lovers will always say it's the type of bread that you use. I think both matters.
If you haven't tried it and you have a moment to ever splurge, get thick slices of Challah bread. Sweet Jesus...it's sex in my mouth baby. Nevertheless:
Bread of your choice:
*If you are on a budget, try a traditional multigrain, white or whole wheat bread of your choice. If you have a bit more to work with, try sourdough but if you want to be grown and sexy, try the Challah bread honey! Another tip: Day old bread or slightly stale bread is actually golden. It absorbs the liquid mixture in such a fantastic way.
3 large eggs
1/2 cup half and half, regular milk or evaporated milk(or if you're broke, just skip it and add an extra egg to the mix)
1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
*Cinnamon plus nutmeg is the easiest way to make apple/pumpkin spice. If you don't want it to be as strong, nix the nutmeg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (you can also substitute for honey or agave nectar)
1/4 teaspoon of salt (or you can nix it if you don't want it. Salt is just an enhancer for this to increase the sweet flavor)
Cooking spray or butter for pan
Saute pan or griddle (whatever makes you feel comfortable for the stove top)
Mix eggs, Milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract and salt a medium to large bowl. Dip your bread into the mixture for 20 - 30 seconds to absorb the goodness and place in a saute pan (or whatever greased pan that you have on hand) on medium fire. Around 1 1/2 - 2 minutes, flip sides. Your french toast should be golden on both sides, not soggy or too dry.
Top with your favorite ingredients and be fabolous. Enjoy!
Latoya Shauntay Snell
Thanks to friends and loved ones, I managed to financially foot part of the bill for some fancy classically French training school called Star Career Academy of NY before the school ran off and stole everyone's money. At least the instructors were real deal and I graduated before they closed.
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