The amount of coffee and french toast that I have every winters is astounding; especially when there is a project deadline just around the corner. Whenever a friend or a family member demands for something delicious, I intuitively close all books and papers, forget all deadlines and head to the kitchen. Anything to get me away from the far-more-important-work to do. I know you know: there’s no fighting it. I believe that as long as you enjoy and do something productive with the time you intend to waste, it won’t really go to waste. So may be, just may be, procrastination can be good sometimes.
Anyways, one of my friends asked for a french toast recipe and I thought there won’t be a better opportunity to try this. This is for you, Masad.
Here’s what you’ll need:
(Recipe from: Nigella Express)
2 slices of small white loaf or 1 slice of large white loaf
2 tsp of vanilla essence
1 tbsp butter and splash of vegetable oil
2 tbsp full-fat milk
2 tbsp icing sugar + 2 tbsp caster sugar
In a bowl, beat together egg, milk and vanilla essence. The vanilla essence will give it the doughnut like flavor. Cut your bread diagonally and let it soak in the egg mixture for 2 mins on each side.
Meanwhile, heat up your pan on medium heat. throw in the butter and vegetable oil. The oil keeps the butter from burning. Once hot, cook your toast for 2 – 3 minutes on each side. Make sure your flame isn’t high or you’ll end up with a toast that’s wet inside and burnt on the outside. Cooking it on a medium heat will ensure it’s cooked all the way through the middle.
Once they are done, there should be a balanced golden color on both sides. Now, put your sugar in a plate and dip your french toast in the sugar till there is a nice coating on both sides.
and well, you’re done. Enjoy it with a strawberry or chocolate sauce or just some plain old cream and a hot beverage of your choice. It will taste delicious.
Alternatively, if you are not looking for the doughnut effect, you can just mix in the sugar with the egg mixture instead of dunking them after they are cooked. This way you will have your regular french toast. Have fun making these. Thank you for reading!