November 14, 2008
My husband and I are in the process of creating the ultimate french toast recipe.
For us, french toast needs to be straightforward. No nonsense. No fruit. Just the classic flavors. We want something traditional, but not boring. Something idyllic.
One must consider that there are many options when it comes to french toast. Which elements produce the consummate blend? Sugar or no sugar? Salt? Oh yes, it NEEDS salt. Flour? Now that doesn't seem necessary, does it? What about the milk to egg ratio? And then there's vanilla and cinnamon... some people leave those out completely, right? Now what about quantities? And the conjecture continues, until the likelihood of achieving perfection dwindles, to the point of seeming utterly unfeasible.
But, after experimentation, we find that there is hope! We are getting awfully close to being content with our concoction, but are still open to improving it. (maybe you can help us! do you have a never-fail french toast recipe?)
Here's our recipe thus far...
1 c. half and half (or milk will do)
3 large eggs
2 T. honey (microwave for 20 seconds before adding)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla

8 comments:

Jan said...

This is like so scientific almost. I love that you did all the work for us to benefit. Thanks you two.

Tesa said...

What a fun experiment, Summer! Your recipe looks very good. I like the idea of using honey. May I ask what kind of bread you use for your French Toast?

citysage said...

What a great idea...french toast is so hit or miss for me. It's either totally soggy and gross, or dried out and bland. I'll have to give your recipe a try this weekend.

have a good one :)

pve design said...

the secret is using day old french bread - and to allow it to soak up all the juices of the mixture, and a hot pan with fresh butter. Serve with syrup or confection sugar! I am going to make this for my kids on the weekend....and serve it to them in bed! Ta da!

Summer said...

Tesa, I usually just use whatever I have on hand, but my bread of choice is my mother-in-law's recipe for french bread. The thicker the better!

pve, day old french bread is definitely the way to go!

Hilda said...

I'd agree with the day old french bread. We also like to add a splash of orange juice to the batter. It's not enough to make it taste orange-y just enough to make you say, hmmm...what's that?

Summer said...

I really like the orange juice idea, we'll have to try that next time.

mj said...

this is delicious ... try it with the hawaiian sweet bread that looks like a giant muffin. slice it nice and thick. we made this on our vacation when we went canoeing down the suwannee river and it was great!

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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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