Is it Sacrilegious to make "French" Toast Today?
Ah, the Fourth of July! Everyone loves to celebrate America's Independence by stuffing their faces with food and chugging down delicious beverages.
In order to kick off the day right, I figured I would make French Toast. I do realize I should have made something more "American" but, I had the ingredients to make this, so there you have it.
I know how to make French Toast without a recipe, but I wanted to do some research to see if there were any improvements. I found a recipe on AllRecipes.com for Fluffy French Toast. I found the addition of flour intriguing - it acts as a thickener and helps with the browning process. I cut the recipe down by 2/3, so that it only required one egg (I only planned to make 2 slices, so certainly didn't need enough for an army of people). I also added much more cinnamon and vanilla than the smaller portion called for (about double) and sprinkled each side with cinnamon sugar before flipping.
After I created the mixture, I let the bread slices soak up the deliciousness. If you don't let them soak enough, the flavors won't permeate the bread and it won't be as yummy! I tend to use butter when cooking. I've been on an Irish butter kick lately and it is truly delicious.
You have to serve the French Toast with (hot!) syrup. I microwave it so it can keep the slices hot and melt the butter!
I do love cooking. I do not love cleaning up. It always amazes me how such a small amount of food can generate so many dirty dishes!