FRENCH TOAST

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Do you want to surprise your friends with an AMAZING breakfast in just over a quarter of an hour? Here you are served with the French Toast recipe: with a little icing sugar or honey and fruit they are nothing short of delicious. The origin is very ancient: it seems that the ancient Romans already ate bread in milk and that this habit has persisted in the Middle Ages up to the present day. In France they also romantically call it “pain perdu” because it is a perfect way to use bread from the day before.
The recipe has evolved up to the present day thanks also to the French who love eggs and butter and the Americans who like to fry: let’s see how it’s done!

Ingredients for 4 people

  • Pan Brioche (or brioche-type loaf of bread and not too salty) – approximately 8 slices
  • 1 egg
  • 1 glass of milk
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar
  • vanilla or cinnamon to your taste
  • butter

To finish/accompany

  • powdered sugar
  • Acacia’s honey
  • fresh fruit

Even better than pancakes, French toast is nothing more than generous slices of brioche bread seasoned with eggs and milk and “fried” in a hot pan with butter. Let’s see how to proceed step by step.

Cut the brioche bread into 1.5 cm thick slices (consider 2 each for a breakfast).

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In a bowl, quickly beat the egg, milk, sugar and vanilla (or cinnamon if you prefer) with a fork until you have a liquid and homogeneous mixture.

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In a large pan, heat 2 tablespoons of butter over low heat. In the meantime, quickly pass the slices of bread through the egg-milk mixture on both sides without them becoming excessively soaked and place them on the pan. Raise the heat a little to let the crust form and after 1-2 minutes turn them over, being careful that they brown without burning. Cook the other side too.

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Serve the French toast hot, dusted with icing sugar or with some honey, accompanied by fresh fruit. They are a pleasure!

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Here it is also made with leftover Hokkaido Bread, an easy and very soft bread. Click on the link for the recipe!

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Advice:

You can find brioche bread already sliced ​​on the market (for example from Mulino Bianco)
If you find the Greek Papadopoulos one, get it, it’s VERY GOOD

Alternatively, you can have fun making your own Hokkaido bread and keep some aside to make French Toast.
Sprinkled with icing sugar, honey or strawberry jam and a little whipped cream, it’s as good as it gets!
Movie time: Below you can see Dustin Hoffmann attempting to make French Toast in Kramer vs. Kramer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw1YwZlfijg

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