Looking for a quick twist on your bread toasts? This one is very easy to make in less than 15 minutes.
You don’t really need a lot of ingredients to make simple French Toasts. In fact, you can make it with ingredients that you usually have in your pantry. I don’t usually make them with freshly baked breads, I wouldn’t want to spoil the freshness of the bread best eaten as it is. I make my French Toasts from almost stale breads to make them edible again and appetizing to eat. But traditionally, when making French Toasts, stale breads or hard breads are mostly preferred because they are able to keep their shape and volume when they get soaked in liquid. They don’t get too soggy and break apart. My favorite to use for French Toasts is Brioche Bread, if we have it, a baguette, or simple Pan De Americano (commonly called “Tasty Bread” in the Philippines) which I usually dig up from the freezer. My usual practice is to put the breads in the freezer before they expire and acquire molds, to prolong their shelf-life. You can always just toss your stale bread in your bread toaster to liven them up and top your toasts with butter and jam, but that’s too boring for me.
PREPARATION TIME: 5 MINS
COOKING TIME: 5 MINS
MAKES: 3 TOASTS
- 1 cup Full Cream Milk
- 1 whole egg
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- a dash of cinnamon
- a dash of nutmeg
- 2 tbsp. of Butter
- Cream Cheese
- 3 slices of bread (Brioche or Pan De Americano or any stale bread in your pantry without any fillings)
- Blueberry Syrup (or you can use Maple Syrup, Honey, Chocolate Syrup, Caramel Syrup, or whatever topping of your choice)
- No-Melt Dusting Sugar/Icing Sugar
- In a bowl, whisk together milk, egg, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Make sure that all ingredients are well-incorporated and set-aside.
- In a non-stick skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
- Soak the bread slices in the milk mixture one at a time, making sure that all sides are covered and your bread has absorbed enough milk.
- Place on the heated pan for about 2 minutes each side, or until all sides are brown. NOTE: Nutmeg and Cinnamon will make it a bit darker than golden brown.
- Transfer toasts on a clean plate, top with butter, cream cheese, and syrup.
- Dust with icing sugar. (Or side them up with fruits like berries, peaches, or mangoes)
- Best eaten with freshly brewed coffee or tea, for breakfast, dessert, or anytime of the day. Enjoy!~