Saturday, 21 May 2011

French toast

IngredientsBread, 1 egg, milk, butter, icing sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon
I'm a big believer in not wasting food and getting creative with leftovers. If you plan your meals well then you can dine each night on a different dish, made with similar components.
In this case, when I get to the end of a loaf of bread and the last few slices are getting stale - I blend them to make breadcrumbs (which can be frozen until needed) or make something indulgently fabulous such as French toast.

1) Set a frying pan onto a high heat and melt a teaspoon of butter in the pan. Roll the pan to coat the surface evenly with butter.

2) Whisk an egg with a little drizzle of milk and quickly dip the slice of bread into it, ensuring that the bread is coated with egg but not soaked as your bread will disintegrate.

3) Drop the bread into a pan and sprinkle with ground cinnamon. After 1 minute turn the bread and sprinkle the other side.

4) Toast the bread, turning frequently. When you notice the steam puffing out the bread a little you will have achieved the fluffy yet crispy texture that makes French toast so glorious.

5) Serve sprinkled with icing sugar, drizzled with maple syrup.
This goes perfectly with a side of bacon.

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