Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
3 large eggs
1 cup of milk (whole milk if you can although I have used a mix of 1% and cream)
1 Tblsp Sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 salt (this will help to bring out a nice sweetness)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
and just a suggestion of nutmeg
slices of day old bread (I like my own homemade bread - and you don't want to use fresh bread for this - but you can also use bakery bread or texas toast bread works well too. I find that white bread works best because it can soak up the egg mixture~ the heavier, grain breads don't soak up the eggs as well.)
and then butter or lard for frying
Mix the eggs together with the milk, sugar, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg with a whisk. I often do it in a 9x9 square pan. Then you place two slices of the bread in the mixture, flat, and allow to soak on one side for a minute or two. Then flip bread slices over and continue to soak for another minute - meanwhile have your frying pan on high and the butter or lard getting hot. Take bread from egg mixture allow to drip off a bit and place in hot frying pan. Place two more slices of bread in egg mixture immdiately. And keep repeating until you've used all your bread. Once the bread is placed in the frying pan - turn heat down to med-high heat. Allow the bread to cook until gold brown and then flip to cook till golden brown on the other side. Each side should take only approx 2 mins each - so keep an eye on it. And it's best to have your meat (sausage, bacon) warming in the oven - so you don't have to do both at the same time.
Stack the bread slices on a serving plate ~it's ready to serve for a family style breakfast with Maple Syrup
Plate individually and you can shake a little icing sugar on top with some nice fresh fruit ~ add a little elegance to your weekend.
But my family tends to like their French Toast Family style.